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SoMa Chinese Restaurant Chef Has Epic Passive-Aggressive Meltdown

Scott Lucas | September 22, 2014 | Story Restaurants

We all know that workers often fantasize about telling their customers exactly what they think of them (see, for example, the reporter who resigned live on air by saying "Fuck it, I quit"). So the impulse behind the cook at SO, a Chinese restaurant in SoMa known for its chicken wings, putting up an epic rage-quit (or at least rage-pause) note is not surprising. Still, it's not every day you see a sign taped to the door saying, "We are closed because of YOU, (customers)."

According to the posting, which was reported last week by Eater SF, the cook was fed up with customer requests about MSG, organic food, and gluten-free options, which, in addition to vegetarian food, comprise the major things that Bay Area eaters are worried about. An employee at the restaurant told Eater that "one party refused to pay their bill after deeming the food 'too spicy,' while another cursed at the owner. 'He needed to cool off [...] and he's the cook, so we can't run the restaurant without him. We closed up early, and he put up the sign.'"

Having cooled off, this morning the cook put up a contrite note apologizing for storming out. No, just kidding. He doubled down on the passive-aggression. According to Lisa Amin Gulezian of ABC 7 News, a new sign appeared at SO this morning, reading, "We work hard to please everyone, but we know we can't. So if you're a hard to please, please just turn around and go somewhere else. Thanks!!!"

Just putting it out there—Trader Joes sells some pretty fab Crispy Spicy Chicken Wings too. And they're never pulled a Soup Nazi on us yet.


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