You walk onto the bar, ask the bartender for a drink, the bartender gets busy making a cocktail, however 5 minutes later when he is done he hands them over to a bunch of Firangs standing there. You take it in zest and jolly good fellow you are, you stay clam and give him a quizzing look. He says he will fix you a drink now, however next two drinks go to another couple and you go like WTF! I generally attribute this to large crowds, however at that hour we were only 5-6 people on the bar. Probably fault of the uncool shirt I was wearing or I did not look paying type or partying type, I had no idea how he profiled me out and trust me, its VERY difficult to make me feel awkward and mistreated.
Not to be bogged down by one bad experience I got busy in talking to people and enjoying the music. Then I decided to do something that would prove fatal for mood for rest of the evening, I decided to order something.. :D. I ordered a Pan Hookah / Sheesha, waiter came upto me and asked me to pay in advance, which though I found awkward but not unusual, I promptly paid. And then came the hookah, which did not seem like pan flavored and was not working properly, however I again discounted the lax to the crowds and Saturday night. However the final jolt to my happiness came when the waiter came to our table and asked me if I was done with the hookah, when I asked him why, he said he had to take it away. When asked why, he said that its been here for close to an hour and this is it. I need to finish it off and they need the hookah to serve to other guests, they have a policy that they do not allow it for such a long time. Being someone who has been to numerous pubs/ bars/ cafes/ hookah joints in the city, I was STUNNED! This has never ever happened and I could not imagine someone doing that in the wildest of my dreams. I still have no idea in the world on how can any establishment in hospitality segment do that to a guest? and that too when you are charging Rs.500 for a hookah?
I asked him to show me the menu as I wanted to see where the time limit was mentioned, I was surprised when I was told that they have no hookah menu. Though I took a stand and asked the waiter to buzz off, still I was not able to use the hookah any further as I felt a certain disgust for it and soon moved out.
frustration I decided to share my agony with my friends on my personal Facebook wall, and lo and behold – a certain Mr. Shabad Mehta who seems
be owner or someone senior at the Cafe 27 chose to respond to my status
in a manner that did not go down well with my friends and acquaintances.
As a result Mr. Mehta opted to delete his post, however before he did,
atleast 10 people managed to read it and few of them called it a threat
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