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Restaurant experiences so bad they were funny?

We four were on holiday and visited a small town in Britain. One of us craved Indian food. We found a small restaurant advertising itself as Indian. A dark-skinned waiter with a very Indian accent brought menus and asked what we wanted. The first person started ordering - maybe butter chicken or something - but the waiter broke in with "No Indian food today" - spoken abruptly in his thick Indian accent which made it specially hard not to laugh.

Disappointed, we tried ordering other things not-Indian but nearly all of them were also "not today". With a bit of group giggling we finally decided we'd just make do with ham & cheese sandwiches and a beer. The sandwiches did arrive but there was no ham in them! We were by now convulsed in silent hysterics and didn't even bother to complain. The beer never came.
Sweetpoison36-40, F
I would not even pay at that point 馃槓
Sweetpoison36-40, F
[@16806,cherokeepatti] yeah 馃槦 i agree
Really80-89, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] [quote]Kind of ridiculous to buy premade food from a grocery store to sell in a BBQ restaurant.[/quote]

I agree but notice that 'ridculous' means laughable :)
cherokeepatti61-69, F
[@568940,Really] If I wanted store-bought barbecue I could have bought it for almost the same price as the meal at Sam鈥檚 Club and had about 3 meals for the portion size they served. Therefore, not laughing.
We went to Florida when we were kids. Everyone kept saying have a nice day to us which we thought was cute. Then at a diner a grumpy waitress dumped our order on the table with such force that Dads burger fell apart and fell on the floor. The waitress turned as if expecting an argument but Dad smiled and said 鈥渉ave a nice day鈥 in her face then blanked her.

It became the catch phrase of the holiday for when something disappointing was happening 鈥渉ave a nice day 馃檭鈥
Really80-89, M
[@981722,Morvoren] I don't know the meaning of 'blanked her'? Those family catch phrases can be fun, though. With my Dad & I it was always 'This won't be a long job.'
Dan8841131-35, M
When I was really young, we had this Hardy's restaurant in my old hometown. From what I remember, the place was swarming with flies, napkins and wrappers on the floor, just an absolutely disgusting place.
smiler201256-60, M
{@really] so all you can gather is this place would not be found in the michelin guide and you gave no tip for the service
Really80-89, M
[@3749,smiler2012] Haha, maybe it should be listed under 'Interesting places to visit for straight-faced stand up comedy'.
Really80-89, M
[quote]maybe he meant that the first true italian pizza was the Margherita :)[/quote] Could be but most of the people I know would misinterpret that.
cherokeepatti61-69, F
That wouldn鈥檛 have been funny, they shouldn鈥檛 have even been running a restaurant.
Really80-89, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] Of course they shouldn't have been running a restaurant. They were so incompetent we were choking with laughter. The whole scene could have come straight out of Monty Python. Great material for responding later to 'how was your holiday?'

Personal sense of humour decides whether something's funny. Others may not see it that way. I'm glad I can still get a chuckle recalling how we were too busy laughing to get worked up & angry. Wish I could do that more often.

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