Just as Beijing is developing S&M-themed establishments, innovative brands in Shanghai are apparently also trying out their own special theme — rodents.
One diner was less than pleased yesterday when a rat fell from the heavens onto his friend’s plate during a meal at the Wagas on 227 Huangpi North Road in Central Plaza just outside of People’s Square.
To prove that he had been given an extra and unwanted serving of rat, the diner posted pictures and a short video of the encounter on his Weibo. To reinforce his point even further, he changed his account name to “Mr. Li does not like eating mice.” (Well, hopefully he also isn’t a fan of lamb hotpot).
According to Li, the rat had fallen (presumably from the ceiling) right onto the neck of one of his colleagues and then slipped down onto the plates. Li then managed to whip out his smartphone and record the rat just chilling on the table for a bit before taking off.
To somehow make matters even worse, Li alleges that he had to wait for 2 hours for the store manager to show up and a total of 3 hours for the area manager to also arrive. Li says said they were both “unhelpful.” He also tried to call the city hotlines dealing with food safety and consumer rights complaints, but couldn’t get through. Presumably, all the lines were busy.
Watch the video here:
Of course, while Li has provided photographic and video evidence of his close encounter with rodent kind, there is also the possibility that he simply took the rather large rat to the restaurant himself and let it loose to damage the restaurant’s reputation or get some money, with these kinds of things it is difficult to know.
Either way, Wagas really shoulda just paid that hush money.