Do you ever look at a signboard or a warning someplace and wonder there has to be a story behind it? Well, this menu card from Pune has hundreds of netizens wondering what chain of events led to the current day where a restaurant felt the need to put these things as a warning on a menu card. The ubiquitous ‘no smoking’ warning is probably the only recognisable offence on the card. Some of them feel sensible as if they should totally be a rule in restaurants (like no gum under the table), while some will leave you puzzled (like no brushing teeth).
We wonder, how many people defiled this restaurant’s wash-basin (we hope not the tables) by brushing their teeth in public display that the frustrated owner had to issue a warning.There’re also no laptops or playing video games on mobile phones,which is a polite thing to do when hanging out in groups. But, if you were looking for a Starbucks experience (getting some work done with some food), then this probably isn’t the place for you.
Another thing you cannot do in this Irani Café is 'go to sleep'. But it makes us curious to know if the food is so filling or the vibe there so calm that people are often falling asleep. If you’re on a budget and you want to use coupons or do some bargaining with the bill or ask for credit — that’s not allowed either. If you’re in a group of friends and want to discuss your life in the open, be loud and merry or ‘laugh out loud’, that’s all strictly prohibited.
If you’re one of the money-saving people who sneak in outside food to movie theatres and restaurants — go away while you still have the chance. You cannot comb your hair here, or discuss your IPL bets as talking about gambling is prohibited. The other rules in the list include matchsticks, no legs on the chair, no asking for change.
But this warning takes away the cake — no flirting with the cashier! Wonder how many flirty customers made the cashier (him or her) so uncomfortable with repeated romantic advances that it had to be put up as a warning. If you’re a life-coach type personality, better stay quiet here because free advice is not allowed.
People, as expected, are going ga-ga over these signs.
Did someone flirt with the cashier, sleep with them, staying long enough into the morning to brush their teeth there, and realize that to be together forever, they must run away? Where does the rest of it fit? Whole romance my brain dreamt up. Need to know what happened. https://t.co/zRACp5DCvD— Vijayalakshmi Harish (@GranthaMaven) February 22, 2021
They went to therapy to learn setting boundaries— #Resist (@whorepiya) February 21, 2021
Where do I go to brush my teeth now?:(— P✨ (@prakrititty) February 21, 2021
All they want is to experience food and vibe and leave when you are done eating.— Vansh Taneja (@vanshtaneja22) February 21, 2021
can't even brush ur teeth in a cafe anymore...where are we headed as a society 😓😓— child of God (@juvenile_crone) February 21, 2021
baby boomers got drunk and came here to live their true “rock on” fantasy— saishree (@c0rpscat) February 21, 2021
Which point is your favourite on this restaurant's list?