Man orders mild curry - is referred to as 'white PPL'
A man called Stuart Lynn ordered a mild venison curry from a local Indian restaurant, and on checking the receipt, found that it said "VERY MILD, WHITE PPL" on it.
Lynn, pride dented, was horrified, mainly at the thought that people were under the assumption that he couldn't handle spicy food.
The Valentine Restaurant in West London, were adamant that this wasn't some kind of slur. The owner said: "Under white ppl, we don’t mean white people, but a white sauce made from milk, single cream, coconut milk and spices we add to our dishes when a curry is requested mild. “Ppl” means milk," they said.
Lynn wasn't having that. He said: "I was not happy at all – it said “white people” next to my curry. It implies we can’t deal with strong curries. I do like a hot curry sometimes. I just fancied a mild one for a change. I thought it was very rude of them. It was the first time I've been in there and I won’t be going back."
Of course, the response on social media has been a mixture of 'YOU MASSIVE WUSS - ORDERING A MILD CURRY!' and 'WELL, IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY ROUND, THERE'D BE AN UPROAR'.
Valentine Restaurant apologised and said they'd change their labelling.