Metro- A customer who ordered a mild curry from a local Indian restaurant was apparently horrified to discover someone had written ‘VERY MILD, WHITE PPL’ on his receipt.
A worker at Valentine Restaurant, in Southall, west London, seemed to think Stuart Lynn couldn’t handle the spiciest of foods due to him being white.
But it may have all been a comical misunderstanding, with the restaurant’s owner Ruby Kandasamy saying it was not a slur.
‘Under white ppl, we don’t mean white people, but a white sauce made from milk, single cream, coconut milk and spices we add to our dishes when a curry is requested mild. “Ppl” means milk,’ she said.
But Mr Lynn, 44, wasn’t buying it and is still unhappy his tolerance for spicy food was called into question based on his skin colour.
‘I was not happy at all – it said “white people” next to my curry,’ Mr Lynn, a Heathrow Airport supervisor, added.
‘It implies we can’t deal with strong curries. I do like a hot curry sometimes. I just fancied a mild one for a change. I thought it was very rude of them.
Alright Stuart, settle down for a second there buddy. Maybe loosen the belt on the those plaid golf shorts a bit, because you're getting all worked up over nothing. You know how I know this isn't a big deal? Because some random Indian restaurant in London isn't even taking this complaint serious. Defending themselves by saying that the receipt says "white ppl" because they call their sauce "white ppl" is just about the most lackadaisical excuse I have ever heard. It's so lackadaisical, in fact, that I absolutely love it. I wouldn't pay Stuart 5 minutes of my time either. He's just an old, disgruntled white guy that's looking for someone, other than his wife, to get mad at.
I am someone that doesn't have the taste buds for things that are super spicy either, but even I can admit that asking for your food to be prepared "very mild" is, quite literally, the whitest request ever made. I honestly don't even know what the fuck that means. The definition of the word "mild" means it's impossible to use the word "very" preceding it. Let me guess, he orders his red meat "very medium" too. Have a sense of humor Stu. If you don't want people to make white jokes at your expense then don't do things that only super white people would do. Every "Stuart" that has ever requested "very mild" food from an Indian restaurant has been made sport of, either in the kitchen or on the receipt. An Indian restaurant could lather their food in mayonnaise and it would still burn coming out the other side, so maybe stick to turkey sandwiches and chicken salad if your body isn't feeling up to the challenge big guy. Either that, or learn to laugh at yourself, because white people that get offended by white jokes are the worst kind of people on the planet.
P.S. Who is out there reading receipts? Is that an old person thing? I think I have read more books in the last year than I have receipts, and I'm pretty sure I only made it like 3 chapters into one single book.