“There was no sign of trouble when I sent Hassan over to to ask the nice couple if they wanted dessert?” Jaafar Abdul Karim, Manger of Galway’s Moghul Palace restaurant, explained to reporters last night, his voice cracking with emotion.
“It was a pure formality,” he said, “with zero expectation anyone would ever actually order one of the mass produced, frozen desserts in our freezer.”
“He was already trying to lever the standard refusal into a coffee order when at the last minute, the lady changed her mind and sprang it on him.”
“Poor bastard,” he said, grimly shaking his head, “he never stood a chance”.
Pressed for further details, Mr Karim pointed out that although it went against every bone in his body, he would still be forced to dock his employee’s wages for ‘time off’.
“If I don’t,” he said sadly, “socialism will win, plain and simple”.