I was going through someones blog somewhere and his post reminded me of my meal at Hot Chips, a famous restaurant chain in Chennai. This branch(or outlet, or franchisee or whatever) is situated at Thiruvanmiyur Signal.Boy, it took me one entire day to learn to pronounce the name properly and I am still not sure if I have spelled it correctly.
Me and some of my friends went to have our lunch at Hot chips on a hot, sunny day.
This place is generally very crowded and we have to wait for almost half an hour, before we could get our turn to occupy a table.
The Menu is full of South Indian dishes and one special North Indian thali which I never dared to order.Obviously I cant expect a makka de roti or sarso da saag, or a daal baati in a typical South Indian restaurant.
We ordered a tomato soup(no other soup was available),two types of dosas, one idli plate and thumbs-up. We assumed that he will bring food in the order we ordered.(Order we ordered, funny huh?).
Surprisingly, amazingly, and whatnotly….he brought it all in reverse order…thumbs-up first, then the food and then the soup, and that too at an interval of 5 minutes each. I asked the waiter, what is he doing? he said while ordering itself, you should have told what to bring first.
I accepted my mistake, even if the waiter lacked common sense, I should have mentioned the order in which he should have brought the stuff.
And story does not end here, before we could finish up eating, he managed to put the finger bowl on our small table. I lost my temper, and picked up a fight, result my entry in Hot Chips being barred for all future occasion, as if I wanted to go there again.
I have noticed this habit of waiters bringing the finger bowl, before the eating is over at many places, specially the places which are crowded and it really annoys me to a point that I lose my temper.
From the incident that happened at Hot Chips, I have started ordering food mentioning the order in which it should be brought, some people look at me funnily, some with a smile, some surprised,some when I do that.
There is a saying in Hindi : Doodh ka jala chaach bhi fook fook kar pitha hai. (I do not remember the English saying, appreciate your help.)