Dec 03 2013

Drunk customers in an Indian restaurant

I have been writing about the travails experienced by wait staff. Here Rowan Atkinson takes on the role of a server at an Indian restaurant in the UK having to deal with a bunch of drunken football fans.


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    This is the legendary reversal… Going for an English! http://youtu.be/ix9OP1i9UN8

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    Karen Locke

    Hmmm. Reminds me of the time I had a terrible asthma attack in a delightful Indian restaurant as a reaction to some spice in their otherwise wonderful dal. (Still have no idea what the trigger is, which keeps me from eating in Indian restaurants, which is a sad state of affairs.) But I had an awareness, even through my coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breathe, that the restaurant had fallen to a hush and my waiter had turned paler than fresh snowfall. Was I going to die on his watch? Should he call 911? If I were merely drunk, he could probably have dealt quite competently. I finally got enough of the rescue inhaler medicine in my system to get my breath back; no real harm done, just a lot of scared people.

    The rest of the service was prompt as hell. They probably wanted to get us out of there before I embarrassed everyone again.

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    Rob Grigjanis

    Karen, FWIW, I loved Indian food (north and south) for many years, then something happened. I was at a friend’s house (family’s origin Andhra Pradesh), and the smell of cooking started making me feel ill*, after months of eating there regularly. By sheer luck, I discovered that the problem was coriander. I seem to have developed an allergic reaction to it. Since then, it seems to have diminished, and I can now eat dishes with a little coriander.

    *Itchy eyes, coughing, nausea

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Classic hilarious sketch there albeit one that’s been around for a while. Saw it on TV years ago but its still funny as.

    Thanks, Mano Singham.

    Of course in reality I very much doubt even the most desperate Indian restaurant would serve people who were quite that drunk especially after them vomiting everywhere.

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    Thanks Mano, very good, but funkopolis’ link to “Going for an English” from “Goodness, Gracious Me” is even better.

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    Mano Singham

    Thanks! That was funny.

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    As I recall, hooliganism by British soccer fans is nothing new. Weren’t British soccer fans banned from attending games on the Continent for a while because of their boorish behavior?

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