Funniest thing to happen to you in a restaurant
What was the funniest incident you ever had in a restaurant?
For me, it was in a (I think defunct, at least in New York City) Dosanko Larmen (Japanese noodle chain) in New York. I was rather fond of their seasonal (summer) hiyashi larmen; sort of a cross between cold noodles and a chef's salad, and, it being summer and lunchtime, I convinced a friend I was with to accompany me. Now, for probably cultural reasons, the waitstaff generally took a long time to serve water, and I didn't drink sugared drinks, cola, or hot beverages, so water was my only reasonable choice. I told my friend, "It's a great restaurant, but you could die before they'd serve you a drink of water."
Now, one thing I did not mention is that another dressing served with the hiyashi larmen is hot mustard, I typically put both dressings on, then mix well. Unfortunately, on that day, I did not mix well enough, and got almost all the hot mustard in a single bite.
I started coughing, choking, and sputtering. As this was happening, a waitress, carrying two glasses of water, walks by, looks at me, and keeps walking. As best I could, through the coughing, choking and sputtering (and much to the combined amusement and relief of my friend) said, "You see? I told you!"