american chili’s bangsar says there’s a marked difference between a vodka orange and a screwdriver

Reading Thirsty Blogger‘s post on a reader’s bad experience at American Chili’s, Bangsar reminded me of an almost similar incident years ago. Similar as in the staff at American Chili’s Bangsar we had to deal with had zero point zero clue about the basic nature of food and drinks and they were quite rude about it too.

A bunch of us were at the said outlet. If I remember correctly, it was a small gathering among close friends to celebrate KY‘s 2xth birthday. We had lots of booze and food and a jolly good time until…

I’d been ordering vodka oranges all noon, happy hour long. For my final order, I asked for a vodka orange. The dude probably didn’t hear me well so I repeated that I want a vodka orange; a screwdriver.

To cut the story short, I was charged double the price of a Happy Hour vodka orange. Why? Because I ordered a Screwdriver. Err… what is the difference between a vodka orange and a screwdriver? I don’t know, but they are different so we have to charge you separately. Vodka orange is essentially one part vodka and two parts orange juice, no? Yah but for a Screwdriver, we add more vodka so the charges are different. WTF I’ve been ordering vodka oranges the WHOLE AFTERNOON so wouldn’t it make sense that I’d wanted a happy hour vodka orange instead of your version of a screwdriver?!?!

And on and on and on. The manager came out, insisted that we were incorrect, and that a vodka orange and a screwdriver are different items. But we’ve ordered it from other Chili’s outlets, they never messed up our orders.. are you saying that they are all wrong? Yes.

Honestly it was the stupidest argument ever. I felt stupider and stupider quarrelling over whether or not a vodka orange and a screwdriver are the same thing. It was like, there was peace in Middle East and nothing left on earth to argue about.

Deep also kena this situation before, but he didn’t cower and pay the full amount like I did.

Like I said, it has been years since the incident but I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s so ridiculously stupid that I think I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.

the birthday post, thank you all!

Actually I also don’t know how to begin writing this post, let alone write it all. The best way to start is to do it Suanie-style I guess…


Jaime, Janice and I met at Bangsar’s Chillis for our usual happy hour fix, after which we went to Telawi Street Bistro for their superbly delish strawberry iced tea.

Then Jaime suggested that we go bar-hopping… okay… strolled down the main street for a bit and finally entered T-Club, where a lot of birthday celebrations were held…


It was seriously a VERY NICE surprise to see Peter, Wuan, Fireangel, Delia, Duncan, Kimberly, ShaolinTiger, KY, Gary & friend (sorry I seriously cannot remember your name at this moment ๐Ÿ™ ) and my eldest sister Lyanna all sitting at the end corner. Then Eyeris appeared, then later Terence and Saint arrived and much later Chris came by.

Thank you Jaime for doing all this. She said it’s to make up for 4 years of not spending my birthday eve with me… but I think it’s mostly because she loves me so…


There was beer, lots of it. I got some nice pressies as well.

This is Gary.

24th birthday party - Gary the Devil

And this is Gary hustling me to get even more pissed drunk than I already was.

24th birthday party - Gary fed me more alcohol

This is Delia and Peter. Delia fetched Peter and Wuan from Cheras… thank you sayang!!!

24th birthday party - Delia and Peter Tan

And this is Kimberly using my birthday as an excuse to kiss me. I know she laps me and she wants to kiss me non stop all day all night every hour every minute every second… tee-hee…

24th birthday party - Kim and Suanie

And this is teh KY pretending to look like me.

24th birthday party - KY and Suanie

Me, Peter and Jaime. Peter is a very happy man.

24th birthday party - Suanie, Peter Tan, Jaime

Jaime, me and my sister Lyanna.

24th birthday party - Jaime, Suanie, Lyanna

Me, Kim, ST and Duncan.

24th birthday party - Suanie, Kim, ST, sirbone

Janice, Delia, Chris, me and FA.

24th birthday party - group photo 02

My birthday cake! I LOVE IT!!!

24th birthday party - my birthday cake

I actually remember this moment… They just showed me the cake and they were screaming,”YOU NOOB!!!!”

24th birthday party - all made me drink

Some of the jokers who came… Terence, Eyeris, KY, Saint, FA, Kim, Peter and ST.

24th birthday party - group photo 01

1 full glass and another quarter glass of the foulest tasting Graveyard ever, 3 glasses of beer, 1 tequila shot, 1 Kamikaze (which I thought was some lime juice that Eyeris kindly offered me.. bleahhhhhhh ๐Ÿ˜› )… I was quite gone.

24th birthday party - Suanie drunk

Even thinking about it now makes me feel like puking.

The actual day was spent with my sister Ashley at Ikano, she bought me lunch and a couple of very nice skirts… yay!

Thank you all so much… really didn’t expect it… a lot of people called and sent me SMSes and e-mails and comments and messages on my shoutbox… thank you all… tima kasih berbanyak ๐Ÿ˜€

Kim has a post for me.
KY posted seriously incriminating photos…
Jeemee wrote me a birthday story.
Nic posted a birthday photo of mine from 2 years ago…
Dabido wished me happy birthday.
Peter has some nice things to say about me, and a whole gallery of more incriminating photos…
ST immortalised meh…