Creepy Diner

April 17, 2010

in Diner Stories

My mother and I once went to Edinburgh in Scotland for a trip and stopped by to eat at a friendly looking restaurant. It was almost deserted as night had set in. However there was a scruffy, shifty and downright scary gentleman sitting just a few tables away from us. You could tell he was quite sloshed as he had a pint in his hand. He kept glaring at everyone as if they had insulted him.

After a while he got up and started to wander around the place occasionally saying out loud some drunken garble. Luckily a member of staff was keeping a close eye on him. He suddenly turned to me and my mother and I was petrified he was going to come up to us. However he just stood there at his table staring at us with a hateful look on him. By now he was hunched forward and unsteady on his feet. We left as soon as we were done, gave the staff a nice tip for the great food and walked out with the creepy man still staring at us.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Peace Lover April 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Oh dear, but lets not judge a book by it’s cover. This person may be a really great person when he is not sloshed! Sorry I had to say it and everyone says I’m too nice. What do you think?


Mindy April 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Your too nice. *shrugs*


Hugh April 23, 2010 at 1:28 am

Ummm, they weren't judging a book by its cover. They were judging him based on his actions. Sure, when sober maybe he reads to blind kids and feeds the homeless, but in that restaraunt, at that time, he was drunk and acting creepy. Normal people do not wander around and talk nonsense in a restaraunt. His behavior was the basis of their story, not his appearance.


Big Paulie May 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

The restaurant over-served the customer in question.

If his behavior was similar to what was described when he walked into the establishment, they served a person who was unfit to be served (due to mental incompetence/drug use/etc. — name the reason offered by your Safe Serve program).

If the restaurant continues to serve customers who frighten other customers, they’ll soon be out of business — or all together in the same looney bin with the creepy customers…


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