If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of this place’s kitchen. Upstate New York Thai restaurants are shaming diners who find their food too spicy.
A Thai restaurant in the Catskills has gone viral after a patron posted an image on Twitter showcasing a sign in the shop’s window saying that they will not issue refunds if you complain that the food is too spicy.
The sign, which was posted to Twitter on Sept. 29 by Rani Molla, a senior correspondent at Recode, read: “Spice level warning: Level 0-5. We will no longer issue refunds when you order your food spicy and can’t handle it.”
Molla captioned the photo, “Local Thai place no longer suffering fools.”
The image was shared over 11,000 times and has over 123,000 likes.
The food’s official Scoville level, the scale by which the pungency, or spiciness or “Heat” of chili peppers used is measured, is unknown, but those on social media were quick to criticize anyone ordering anything advertised as spicy without being prepared to feel the burn.
“Imagine ordering spicy food then trying to return it because it’s spicy? You could be arrested” Molla wrote. “We ordered 3 bottles for our baby. Our 2-year-old son ate the entire package without asking for it to be returned. He didn’t have to pay, though.”
“Good. They shouldn’t have to suffer them right from the start.” another person commented. “Thai food is spicy. You either love the pain or you don’t. These are the breaks.