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#### Bethczar

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#### SCMagnolia

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« Reply #5136 on: December 02, 2013, 09:59:39 AM »
Gotta rant again about our mail carrier (I posted about this earlier -- she was leaving packages sit in the middle of the driveway.)

Back about the end of September, there was an envelope in my mailbox that was not intended for my address.  So I put it back in the box for the carrier to pick up and re-deliver.  Two days later, it shows up in my box again.  I leave it in the box to be delivered to the correct address and two days later....  Yep.  There it is again.  So I circle the address and write a big note that it was NOT my address, please re-deliver to the CORRECT address.

That envelope sat in my mailbox for well over 2 weeks before it finally disappeared.  (I can't get to the post office during the week thanks to their very late opening and very early closing times and I wasn't home on weekends to take it to the post office then.)

This weekend, I go to the box to pick up the mail, and in the cornfield there behind the box, I see an envelope.  So I hike down to get it, thinking it was something for me that had blown out of the box.  Nope.  Original envelope that never got delivered to the correct address.  The carrier apparently got tired of seeing it in the box so she just threw it down into the field.

I came in late to work today just so I could take that envelope to the post office and tell them the whole saga about it and where it was eventually found.

Someone's gettin' in trooooouuuuuubbbbbbbleeeeee!!!!!!

#### Betelnut

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« Reply #5137 on: December 02, 2013, 11:13:13 AM »
I've never heard of wings being considered white meat. They're categorized as dark meat by everyone I've ever known (in the U.S.). Is it different outside of the U.S.?

No (US here)--wings are white meat.  But when ordering "white meat" you shouldn't just get wings.  A "white meat" order could include one wing but it should have breasts too!

Still, I love me Popeyes so I think I would avoid that server and keep on going!
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#### MissRose

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« Reply #5138 on: December 02, 2013, 11:25:58 AM »
If I ask for all white meat chicken, I presume that means breast pieces.  Most places like KFC do it that way , at least the ones I've been to.

I've never heard of wings being considered white meat. They're categorized as dark meat by everyone I've ever known (in the U.S.). Is it different outside of the U.S.?

No (US here)--wings are white meat.  But when ordering "white meat" you shouldn't just get wings.  A "white meat" order could include one wing but it should have breasts too!

Still, I love me Popeyes so I think I would avoid that server and keep on going!

#### MariaE

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« Reply #5139 on: December 02, 2013, 12:50:26 PM »
I've never heard of wings being white meat either. It's always been considered dark meat in my experience. I prefer dark meat, so that's what I usually ask for

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« Reply #5140 on: December 02, 2013, 01:47:34 PM »
Wings are considered white meat in the Southern US and are such a delicacy that there are wing meals available at all fried chicken restaurants.
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« Reply #5141 on: December 02, 2013, 02:11:10 PM »
Wings are considered white meat in the Southern US and are such a delicacy

So are pork rinds.

(Sorry, it's been years since I've been able to good-naturedly needle Mom about her West Virginia heritage.)
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#### Redneck Gravy

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« Reply #5142 on: December 02, 2013, 03:03:24 PM »
The Popeye's in our town is a franchise - I don't know if all of them are but I wouldn't rule out all Popeye's just because of one (bad) location.

#### Petticoats

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« Reply #5143 on: December 03, 2013, 12:04:45 AM »
Wings are considered white meat in the Southern US and are such a delicacy that there are wing meals available at all fried chicken restaurants.

Atlanta native here, and I've never heard wings categorized as either white meat or a delicacy. Popular casual fare, yes.

#### Dindrane

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« Reply #5144 on: December 03, 2013, 08:44:29 AM »
The meatiest part of the wing is actually meat cut from the breast, so I would consider them white meat. If I asked for all white meat at a fried chicken place, it wouldn't surprise me to get a mix of breasts and wings, but it would surprise me to get just wings. If I asked for all dark meat, I'd be annoyed if that included wings.

I can't say if they do it this way at Popeyes (there isn't one anywhere near me), but at KFC they have a 1-piece meal with sides that they specifically say is one breast (presumably to avoid the prospect of getting a wing or a drumstick as your one piece of chicken). When I order one of those types of meals, I usually get a 2-piece and specify that I want a thigh and a drumstick, since I prefer dark meat but don't really want either two thighs (too much) or two drumsticks (not enough).

I also know that a lot of fast food restaurants in general are franchised, so I wouldn't necessarily judge an entire chain on a single location, if the issue was primarily the service and not the food itself.