This Chinese takeaway's "gentle reminder" is hilariously far from gentle

By Rory Cashin

January 5, 2021 at 12:37pm

This Chinese takeaway's "gentle reminder" is hilariously far from gentle

"It’s hardly the TV licence man at this time of night!"

Anyone who has ever sent or received an email in their entire lives will likely know of the phrase "a gentle reminder".

Normally, they are exactly that, just a wee nudge towards something you may have overlooked, or much more likely, purposefully passed over.

They are pretty much an every day part of anyone who uses the internet a lot in their jobs, but the folks at the Rice Bowl in Derry have taken the definition of "gentle reminder" and went the other way with it.

Posting an update on their Facebook page, the Chinese takeaway had the following to say:

"When order delivery from Chinese, suddenly hear a knock on door! Please OPEN door. DO NOT shout to each other from behind the door or shout up stairs at other people before Opening your door!!!"


"Who the F*** do you think it is? Did you forget you ordered a Chinese? Did you Not get a notification from Ricebowl App that read, “Your order is on the way"? It’s hardly the Tv licence man or NIE looking for Magnets at this time of night!!!!"

"This doesn’t apply to all my lovely customers (Only a very limited number). So, If you don’t answer your door then I am going to Stop knocking on your door & I am going to F****** Knock it in."

We really want to know about the incident that set this status off, but now you know, if you ever order from them, be ready to answer your door!

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