Independent - An Indian restaurant in west London has apologised to a customer for marking his receipt with the words “white ppl” after he requested a mild curry. Valentine Restaurant in Southall said the mix-up was a misunderstanding rather than a comment on the race of the customer, because “ppl” was its shorthand for “milk”. The note, added underneath the order of a venison curry, read ***VERY MILD, WHITE PPL***. Restaurant owner Ruby Kandasamy said that it was a reminder for the kitchen to use “a white sauce made from milk, single cream, coconut milk and spices we add to our dishes when a curry is requested mild”. But the customer, 44-year-old Stuart Lynn, said he was offended by the note and that he wouldn’t be using the restaurant again. Ms Kandasamy told the newspaper she was sorry “for any inconvenience and misunderstanding” and that the restaurant would be changing the way it marked mild orders. She was unavailable to comment when approached by The Independent to explain how “ppl” meant “milk”.
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Do not shit on my face and tell me it’s raining. In what world does “ppl” mean “milk”? Do I look dumb? Don’t answer that. This is outrageous. Just stereotyping all white people together like that. Because one white person wants their curry mild, all white people want their curry mild? Fuck outta here. I dream of a time when I can order curry and not have to worry about the man behind the counter judging me for how I like it prepared. Seeing things like this does not help. For shame, Indian restaurant. For shame.