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WIU to have eaten someone else's curry?

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MrsLouisTheroux2 Fri 10-May-13 20:45:03

We ordered a takeaway consisting of lots of things including one curry.
It took 1hr 30 mins to arrive and when it did, I unpacked it & took lids off everything.

The curry was Jalfrazi instead of Korma for DC.
We dished everything up, DC went without curry. We thought about phoning back, asking for the Korma but decided to eat what was sent.

25 min later we were just finishing when there was a knock on the door, it was the delivery driver with our Korma in a bag.

I said 'thank you but we've eaten what was sent.'
The delivery driver looked stunned and said 'I don't know what to say, nobody has ever done that before. I needed to swop the currys over and take them the jalfrazi'
I said 'We had opened the tins so I doubt that the Jalfrazi person would want it after it has been opened by us.'
The driver said 'Why did you open it?'
I said 'that's what you do when dishing up, open the tins'
He said oh, ok, nobody has done that before, I needed to take it to them'
I said 'ok' and he walked off with the Korma shaking his head.sad

I feel guilty. Like I've just eaten someone else's dinner (which actually I have) but who would have wanted a 25 min old opened Jalfrazi really?

How unreasonable am I on a scale of 1:10?

Softlysoftly Sun 12-May-13 18:20:38

Tramway? ? Takeaway!

Softlysoftly Sun 12-May-13 18:20:11

I'd tell the actual takeaway. We as a restaurant will only accept takeaway orders if people pick them up as tramway drivers are a fucking nightmare.

Bet they don't even know he was late and then chocked it up. He will be trying to cover up his mistake by swapping them back.

TheCunnyFunt Sun 12-May-13 18:12:46

I'm a bit shock at 'Nobody has ever done that before' just how shit are they? They sound like they couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sun 12-May-13 17:35:42

This is making me feel a bit sick. I wonder how many times i've eaten a take away thats been poked at by someone else first.

limitedperiodonly Sun 12-May-13 17:27:19

Oh that's not the end. It's in the middle and you know the bloke's going to die. It's not the only crafty killing either.

shewhowines Sun 12-May-13 17:04:25

No good reading it now though limited. We know the ending! smile

ThreeDudesOnABus Sun 12-May-13 16:53:47

10. I always wait an hour to eat my delivery just in case there's been a mix-up. I let the children sniff the boxes.

limitedperiodonly Sun 12-May-13 16:43:56

A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre. Funny crime and terrorism. Very Scottish

bamboostalks Sun 12-May-13 16:32:08

That sounds a good book. What's the title?

Delayingtactic Sun 12-May-13 16:27:57

Ew I certainly wouldn't want a meal that had been sat out for that long. If I was the Jalfrezi people I would be pretty fucking annoyed. Never order from them again. Ew.

AaDB Sun 12-May-13 16:19:19

They rang half way through. Not sure where the random miss came from.

AaDB Sun 12-May-13 16:18:04

Happened to us. They rang miss way through and we said it was delicious.

We ate the huge meal delivered to us and they offered us a few meal next time for our trouble.


LazyMonkeyButler Sun 12-May-13 15:58:15

YANBU at all! When this happened to us once - when I checked the boxes/tins/cartons/tinfoil recepticles after the delivery driver had left, I discovered that we had a random unordered curry & were minus a rice. I phoned the restaurant & they told us to keep the extra curry and sent the driver straight back out with two portions of rice and a complimentary bottle of wine! (Wine tasted shocking but was free so I may have managed to force it down wink).

In contrast though, I once ordered a chinese to be delivered at 8.30pm, when DH & the DCs were due home. They tried to deliver it at 6pm and, when I told the driver he was 2 1/2 hours early, his reply was "haven't you got a microwave?". Mmmm, reheated chips - lovely hmm.

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 12-May-13 15:56:02

YANBU. But im not suprised they would of given it to the person its meant for. Hardly an issue for enviromental health. And i doubt anyone would of opened it, realised its not theirs, spit in it and give it back to the driver?

jojane Sun 12-May-13 15:43:59

I work in an Indian resturant and sometimes people get given wrong order etc but we would never give a customer food that had already been at someone else house, for one the time to realise mistake, go and collect it and then deliver to correct house the food would be cold and two who knows what has happened to it.

miffybun73 Sun 12-May-13 15:42:10


BreconBeBuggered Sun 12-May-13 15:37:39

That's one of my favourite novels too. I always go to the takeaway and pick up the food myself these days.

limitedperiodonly Sun 12-May-13 15:11:55

Not unreasonable at all but I'd find another takeaway.

One of my favourite novels had a murder where someone delivered a curry 'by mistake' in which he'd mixed a lethal dose of heroin because he knew the recipient wouldn't be able to resist a freebie.

Not that I'm saying that about you, OP, but it was ingenious.

Lizzabadger Sun 12-May-13 13:37:29

Don't use them again - yuck.

Chunderella Sun 12-May-13 12:30:23

Eeurgh, however nice the jalfrezi was I wouldn't be going there again! You'd never know if your meal had been delivered to someone else before you.

Lilithmoon Sun 12-May-13 10:30:50

Mwah ha ha Buzzardbird, very clever smile.

Buzzardbird Sun 12-May-13 04:54:26

Maybe it wasn't really the wrong meal, it was just a Korma Korma Korma Korma chameleon!

McGeeDiNozzo Sun 12-May-13 04:42:50

Jalfrazi is the best curry out there. YANBU to have eaten the delicious foods. They should have given you the korma and made another jalfrazi - their error, they should take the hit, and free jalfrazi for you.

ravenAK Sun 12-May-13 04:30:35

We got told off for accidentally nicking someone's bottle of coke.

Takeaway turned up - think it was pizza, might've been curry, cheap local place either way.

There was a big bottle of diet coke in the bag. Dh, who answered the door & dished up, was mildly surprised to see it as I'd ordered & he knew I wouldn't've ordered a soft drink; I don't like fizzy pop myself & dh has cans of it in the fridge.

Vaguely assuming it was part of some sort of 'meal deal', he poured himself a glass.

Twenty minutes later, the delivery bloke returned - he'd made the next delivery, found himself down a litre of coke, realised he'd given it to us by mistake & returned for it.

We actually agreed to pay for it, but he was still thoroughly pissed off as he had to go back to base, pick up another bottle & take it to the other customer, & got completely unnecessarily arsey about it.

Haven't used that takeaway since.

shewhowines Sat 11-May-13 23:17:38

We were told to keep our wrong delivery and they would send our proper one ASAP.
They will keep our future business unlike yours, who hopefully have just lost a customer.

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