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.


  1. Karen Locke says

    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.

  2. Rob Grigjanis says

    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

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

    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.

  4. csrster says

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

  5. colnago80 says

    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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