HAVE YOU EVER WENT TO A RESTAURANT AND WAS TOLD YOU HAVE TO LEAVE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME?
Well this shit happens A LOT in Hong Kong.
Let me tell you what the staff at Paper Moon was probably thinking:
Sir we need the table back in 2 hours.
Sir you cannot stay here for the whole night.
Sir you are lucky we even gave you a table.
Sir you are not important so fuck you
This is a small pet peeve of mine. Why the fuck you to put a time limit on my dining experience?
But as I write this post, it actually does make sense for them to kick you out after two hours, especially in Hong Kong.
Here are some reasons why:
1 – It does not take you two hours to finish a meal
It seriously doesn’t. Yes you want to chit chat with your friends, but by two hours you should probably move to a new venue.
From personal experience, I get super bored after a meal. So I definitely do need a change of environment to keep the party juices going.
For restaurants that limits you to 1.5 hours, then I get why you want to flip them off. But its still reasonable.
- Paper Moon gave us a 1.5 hour limit. Was a bit pissed given this place was damn empty. But it is a pretty popular restaurant so fine.
2 – Your final bill probably does not justify taking up their table for more than 2 hours
Restaurants needs turnover to make money! So unless you are ordering 10 bottles of wine, their entire menu and giving 30% tips they probably need to turn each table more than once.
Especially if you only have two people dining (like us), you better finish your shit and get the fuck out!
- I ordered the pizza because thats how Choi fucking rolls. As usual, love pizza. This time was no exception. The restaurant makes a pretty bad ass pizza (I think its oven baked pizza too!)
- friends pasta. It smelled verybgood so I assume it was kick as as well!
3 – Your presence does not attract additional customers.
You are not famous.
You are not a celebrity.
You are probably ugly (like choi).
Therefore aside from the food you ordered, your damn presence aint earning them extra revenue! So no wonder they want to get you out ASAP!
Especially like a restaurant like Paper Moon with good online reviews, they dont give a shit about your presence! Their quality speaks for itself!
Side note – we had a kick ass seat right by the window. Had a great view of the Hong Kong skyline. Nothing beats the Hong Kong skyline in my opinion.
So next time future Choi, if you get angry about time limits just refer back to thisbpage and calm the fuck down!
Written from Hong Kong, Home on April 9, 2018