Why the Hell is it on the Menu Then?

12 Dec

Imagine walking into a restaurant, sitting down and starting to look at the menu.  You look through PAGES and PAGES of foods… Chinese, North Indian, South Indian, Italian, French, you name it.  After about 15 minutes of looking and finally deciding on something you call the waiter over.

“I’ll have a lemon soda wi…” “Sorry sir no lemon today.” the waiter interrupts.  “Okay, how about a Coke instead?”  Head wobble.  “Yes on the Coke?” Head wobble.  “And one Palak Paneer…”  “No palak, palak finished.” He says.  “Okay, give me a minute here.”  Head wobble.  Ten minutes passes, you find something else on the menu and call him back…

“Okay, we’ll have the half tandoori chicken and naan…” “Sorry sir the tandoor is broken.”  “Okay, what do you have?”  “Noodles sir.”  “Noodles?”  “Yes, noodles.” “Okay, we’ll have noodles then.”

And so it goes, day in, day out…the daily game of finding out what the restaurant actually DOES have.  Which leads me to ask the question…why the hell is it on the menu when you don’t have it and you NEVER have it? 🙂 No lassi, no prawns, no this, no that. SIGH….

Oh well, it just adds to the fun of the daily routine here in India.


3 Responses to “Why the Hell is it on the Menu Then?”

  1. cinnamoncyanide December 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm #

    That’d be irritating, much less frustrating!

  2. Adriana December 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm #

    Maybe the menu is your for entertainment. Head wobble. Perhaps the thing to do is ask ‘what do you have’ instead of asking for the menu. Head wobble.
    Never a dull moment. Head wobble. Head wobble. Head wobble.

  3. indiatraveller December 23, 2007 at 8:10 am #

    @ Adriana

    HA HA HA!

    Head wobble.

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