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I should probably start this article off with a disclaimer. I liked Will Downing’s title ‘The Joys of Living in London – Commuting’ series and thought The Joys of Living in London could be a series in itself. So, without further adieu let’s begin…
The Joys of Living in London – Fighting for Teppanyaki
Ah London… Home to amazing restaurants that serve fusions of food that your grandparents wouldn’t have even dreamt of existing. From Shoreditch to Kensington, Angel to Southwark and everything in between, London has something for everyone.
Recently, I was participated in what can only be explained as the awkward situation version of going from 0-100mph in mere seconds.
The background. Post work happy hour cocktails in The Mint Leaf and Dead Doll House. Killing time with colourful alcoholic drinks until I was to meet the other half for her sister’s birthday dinner. We all meet up and head to the Teppanyaki restaurant in Angel. Teppanyaki…the kind of place in which the chef cooks in a hot plate infront of you and occasionally throws food at your gaping mouths.
The restaurant was nice enough looks wise but we experienced what can only be described as the faint but distinct smell of egg wafting around us as we sat down. Around our hot plate was us 4, a girl sat by herself and 3 young women who seemed deep in conversation.
As the offending scent hit my girlfriends nostrils she exclaimed, ‘it’s a bit eggy in here…(pause – then to me) what do you want’ (ie from the menu). That’s when it happened. One of the three girls chimed in with, ‘all I want is for you to shut the fuck up.’ As I said, 0-100mph in an instant. From here it was back and fourth slurs about physical appearances with one of them having to be help back by her friends. Literally insane.
In the end, after getting tired of there incessant arguing over nothing, we got up and left the restaurant to a chorus of happy birthday sung by the rest of the patrons.
Bonus Dog GIFs
Everyone loves dog GIFs! As a reward for getting to the end of the article here are some more GIFs of dogs not catching food.
All GIFs are courtesy of GIPHY