CNN just ran a segment on bad dining experiences of viewers. The worst experiences involved waiters being less than polite, but it seems like we could do better here.
Three from me:
I pointed out a cockroach leg in my noodles to the laoban, who just said “sorry.” When I went to pay I asked him why he didn’t charge extra for the cockroach. Believe it or not, he gave me a 25NTD discount.
Found a long black hair in my wife’s noodles at a fairly nice cafe–my wife had short hair. We pointed it out to the waiter, who politely reached in with his bare fingers and pulled it out.
At the Da’an night market we sat down for a late dinner at one of those steak and eggs places, one of the few places with an indoor eating area. We were enjoying it until the laoban’s daughter squatted down not three feet from us and emptied her bladder. She was at least 5 or so.
And one from the States…
My college roomate brought home a breakfast biscuit from a fast food restaurant. After taking a couple bites he he got a strange expression on his face and opened up the rest of the biscuit, revealing a mass of short, curly, black hairs. That was the same place where I got a nice carton of spoiled chocolate milk, and I haven’t been back in in over 15 years. Now that place in Taiwan with the cockroach leg–I went back the next week. :?