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Funniest thing to happen to you in a restaurant Tue, 05/31/11 5:10 PM (permalink)
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!"

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    Re:Funniest thing to happen to you in a restaurant Tue, 05/31/11 6:01 PM (permalink)
    In the early 1980 or 81, living on the beach in LA, and with LITTLE or NO regard for the norm, I double dated with my neighbor next door, a Doc at UCLA, his girlfriend fixed me up with a very attractive blind date with a terrific sense of humor, we went to the only true Egyptian restaurant in West LA at the time, I was feeling no pain, after a few MORE drinks I went into the men's, took a roll of toilet paper and wrapped from the top of my head, with a eye slit, to as far down my body as I could, about my waist, then ran out and ran all over the restaurant yelling" I AM FEELING VERY EGYPTIAN", the entire place cracked up, even the managers, after I un mummyfied myself and sat down the place applauded, my table was sent many drinks, shook many hands, people wanted to know who I was, typical LA, And my date ended happily ever after! True story! Then there was the time in Oxnard.....

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      Re:Funniest thing to happen to you in a restaurant Tue, 05/31/11 7:31 PM (permalink)
      This didn't happen to me personally but since it has almost happened to me personally I have no problem believing it. Someone told a story(probably on here) about an older waitress in a Waffle house I think getting a sneezing fit and in the process her dentures flew out of her mouth and onto someone's table.
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