The quintessential American meal
On Saturday night we were picked up from our Hollywood motel by RevJohn from Das Bunker for a night out on the town (which in LA finishes around 2am :( ). He asked where we wanted to eat so I said somthing american that we couldnt get down Under.
He took us to this wonderful diner in Hollywood called Mel's.
It is a beautyful replication of a 50s diner with a statue of a hot waitress holding a specials board as you walk in. Booths all around the room, real happy days material.
Our (very) chirpy waitress came over, brought us menus & some water, John ordered the turky, I had meatloaf & Alice went for the taco salad (giant taco shell salad bowl).
A few minutes later there is a god almighty crash as the statue goes flying to the floor, quickly followed by the entire contents of the checkout counter as this 6'4" 300lb black guy enters the diner with his pants half way to his knees begins his rampage.
He starts moving thru the resturant picking up people drinks & smashing them on the floor all the while screaming & rambling on along the lines of "Fucking nigger mexicans.... call the cops.... nigger mexicans..."
Now when this started the adrenilan began to flow & after a minute I realised he prolly wasn't gonna pull out a gun & I began in a morbid way to think "Kewl, floor show, I wonder if they will give us a discount" John was shitting himself & looking to the door, Alice thought she was gonna die.
Then from across the room he picked up a glass & started walking towards us & we made eye contact. Then I thought "oh fuck" & he said "you better duck man" He then went to throw the glass thru the plate glass window behind me, but thought better of it so smashed it agiesnt the wall a few meters from us & returned to the back of the resturant. we made for the door.
When all this began, staff had pushed the panic button & as we got outside the 1st of 5 cop cars arrived. A couple minutes later a single cop brought him out cuffed (needed 2 because he was so big) without a struggle.
We went back in & enjoyed our meals.
they gave us 50% off :)