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Funny Examples of People Getting Shamed by Servers In Foreign Countries

The obvious needs to be said: other places around the world aren’t like where you live. Things that seem normal to you, may seem outrageous to a foreigner. Comedian Andy Haynes fired up a brilliant thread over on Twitter about the experiences people from all over the world had while traveling. We have collected the best responses below, so scroll down and check them out!

I’m in Paris and I ordered an oat milk latte and the waiter said no.

First day in Paris this Summer I was behind an another American guy who was showing the barista how to make the drink he wanted on his phone & the barista muttered “I’m not going to be here tomorrow,” & the American asked why & barista said “I’m going to kill myself.”

At the local French bakery: "Can I have the Montagnard without butter?" The French manager: "You can but I feel sorry for you"

Vegetarian friend in the S. of France: can you make this pasta w/o the meat? Server: *genuine confusion* we COULD….but why would we???

My French baker: "I don't do gluten free. This is a gluten place."

A friend in Venice asked for almond milk in her cappuccino and got asked to leave the cafe

In France this summer, I asked for a Caesar salad without chicken in French - I was very proud of myself. The waiter raised his eyebrow and responded in English: “That is certainly … a choice.” All shade. I loved it there.

When I first moved to Spain I was standing behind 2 Americans in a coffee shop and one asked her friend, "How do you say skim milk in Spanish?" Her friend replied "Do you see any fat Spaniards? Drink the milk!!!"

We were in Scotland and ordered mochas with oat milk. A very dark chocolatey coffee arrived. They thought we said withoot milk.

A friend from the cosmopolitan part of Norway ordered "coffee to go" at a cafe in my more agricultural part of the country. The older woman taking the order said very loudly and slowly, "Our coffee DOES NOT GO."

in Paris, I asked our concierge where we could find a vegan restaurant. He said, “Not here.” In Brussels, I asked the waiter if he had a vegetable hiding somewhere in the back of the kitchen and he said, “You’re in the wrong country.”

i always hear this story: in france, my stepmom asked for coffee with her meal, and each time she tried, the waiter was like, “surely, madame, you mean after”

Was just in France and had this experience… Waiter: “how do you want your steak cooked?” My friend: “medium-well” Waiter: “that does not exist”

When I was in Ireland, I ordered a Paddy's and coke, and the bartender said no. He gave me a glass of Paddy's and a glass of Coke znd I was told I could make it myself. To him the mix was sacrilegious. Lol

I had someone ask for a slice of lemon for their tea; I said “ madam this is Somerset, we don’t do cocktails” . Straight over her head. ( we do have lemon btw, but she was very Hyacinth)

My first time in Paris, ordered red wine. Waiter brought white. We asked for red again. He said, if you want wine, you will drink what I bring you.

I used to work for a French chef - he said no to a lot of things. If I wanted fully cooked eggs after a brunch shift, he made someone else cook them foe me as a compromise

My last trip to Paris, we purchased a small souvenir at Notre Dame. The clerk handed us a bag…me trying to be eco-friendly, gave it back to him. He gave me a very loud French scoff “pfft” and threw the bag on the floor.

I stopped in a Paris shop really hungry without any lunch and asked for some cheese. The Parisian said, “What kind of cheese?” I said, “Any.” He said, “Then no.”

When I lived in Paris a friend came to visit (from Toronto) and she ordered a stead "well done". The waiter said "No" and shook his head in disgust. Wouldn't take her order until she chose a different item. The French have standards when it comes to food!

On our first night in Paris, my then-girlfriend (now wife) and I went to a restaurant, ordered our food & then tried to order a bottle of wine. The waiter listened to our wine order, then said "No. You cannot have that. You will have this one" & picked a different bottle for us

In Paris I asked for a vegetarian menu and the waitress said nothing, she walked away laughing. She walked to the counter, told them, then laughed with colleagues. She brought me the specials menu, corrected my French pronunciation and congratulated me on being funny and English.

In my most authentic Parisian encounter a woman was selling chicken salad rolls. I asked if I could have a plain salad roll. She responded that she sold chicken salad rolls and that if I wanted a salad roll I should buy a bloody chicken salad roll and take the bloody chicken out.

At the Toulouse airport, just watched a woman try to order oat milk in English for her coffee. Barista kept hearing “hot milk.” Emotions escalated to the point where I had to intervene and explain what oat milk was, and this French man was absolutely pissed to learn it exists

Have you encountered similar situations while traveling abroad? Let us know in the comments below!