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Kolkata's Posh Restaurant MOCAMBO denied entry to a lady because she came with her Driver. How INHUMAN can we be?

By Neeti Verma
  • Sep 13, 2016
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Kolkata- the city of joy, as it is fondly called is a city which is rich in it's culture and food. From snacks to sweet dishes, the list of delicacies is never-ending and they have never failed to impress anyone. But sadly this doesn't hold true lately.

Last Night after a long hectic day, Dilshani Hemnani decided to try this much talked about restaurant at Park Street called MOCAMBO with her driver.

Dilashi was visiting Kolkata for some work and her driver helped her during that time. Moved by the great service and assistance throughout her stay in Kolkata, she just wanted to treat her driver.

Upon reaching Mocambo, one of the oldest and quite a well-known restaurant at Park Street, she was denied entry into the premises because she was accompanied by her driver.

So much for sophistication. The restaurant staff made fake allegations and didn’t let her in along with the man.

Dilashi took it to Social Media to share her unfortunate experience.

 

Here's what happened:

Last night being my last day in Kolkata decided to try out this popular restaurant called Mocambo' at Park Street .I decided to go with my driver -Manish bhaiya here whose great service and care throughout my stay in Kolkata for a week was excellent . ( Also yesterday afternoon he missed his lunch because I forgot to tell him to go for lunch - uncertain about the time it would take me to finish the meeting -he missed his lunch )

Guilty of my mistake . I decided to go out for dinner with him .

As soon as I reached Mocambo at around 8:40 PM . I asked the staff to give me a table for 2.

Staff : There is a waiting of 15 minutes .
Me : *as excited I was to try out this popular joint *happily agreed

Staff :* by this time they observed I was with Manish bhaiya * walked up to me and said it will take 45 minutes for the table to get ready .
Me : *little confused by time communicated *earlier ...now eagerly asked but you said 15 minutes

Staff : yes the table was going to get empty but they ordered for more food 
Me : *peeping through the glass windows *but I can see some empty tables inside .
Staff : they are four seaters.. today is Friday we cannot give that table .
Me: ok

After waiting for 10-15 minutes . When I see people who came after me getting the table .

Me : why are you not giving me the table ?
Staff : Maam we can't give you a table 
Me : But why ?
Staff : who are you with 
Me : subtly pointing towards Manish bhaiya .
Staff : aahhh....Maam he is not properly dressed .

Me : * he was cleanly dressed in a cream trouser and a shirt tucked out .. And floaters * 
I asked what is your dress code ?
Staff : we don't have a dress code .
Me : then ??
Staff :No No he is not properly dressed it's a fine dine restaurant 
Me : *agitated by now *what's wrong with his dressing tell me and is there a written dress code he is not following ?

By this time Manish bhaiya understood parts of the conversation in English and by the daunting looks of the staff -walks up to me and says - 'Didi hum Nahi Khaenge aap Khana Kha lijiyega na '

Me : * hurt with his innocence and inhuman inconsiderate behaviour of the staff at Mocambo *
Me : call your manager give me a valid reason why he cannot come in . 
Staff : goes and calls another person 
Me : sir why can't he come in ?
Staff : because he is drunk 
Me : *furious and baffled with the audacity of the staff *How do you know he is drunk ?
Staff : because my other colleague told me he is so 
Me : on what basis due you make such assumptions . Did he drink in front of you or did you even go near him * they were standing 2-3 meters apart *He is driving me around since 8 o clock in the morning leave apart being drunk he is not even had food 
Staff : but I know he is drunk 
Me : prove it then 
Me : what's your name 
Staff : I can't tell you my name 
Me : why ?
Staff : No No I can't it's just I can't let you in with him 
Me : I Don't want to get into your racist restaurant walks away with Manish bhaiya with deep grief in my heart on how Inhuman and shallow the world has become :(

Manish bhaiya is one of the finest human beings I have met in a long time he took good care of me and did his duty with all his heart .He is a simple man make 275 Rs a day for 12 hours of driving and sends more then half of the money back home . he has a difficult life Still, he laughs a lot shares a lot of stories and is more human and empathetic then any I know .

To Mocambo staff and restaurant at Park Street Kolkata Which doesn't consider human as human and differentiates, discriminates and stratifies them into classes just because he doesn't fit into your description of a perfect customer . ( doesn't own a iPhone maybe doesn't talk in English ) I m sorry you don't deserve a fine human like Manish bhaiya sitting and eating in your racist restaurant .

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/this-kolkata-restaurant-denies-entry-to-a-woman-because-she-was-accompanied-by-her-driver-261569.html

 

This is an act of racisim and we should definitely teach them lesson. People stop being so inhuman towards others, respect one and all. Shame on the restaurant and its staff.

 

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