Shawn Mahaney

Last Updated: 11/21/2009

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 38
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 

Current mood:  thirsty
And if you stiff him, will he FLING POO??

"Two monkey waiters are the star attraction at the Kayabukiya tavern, a traditional “sake house” north of Tokyo, which employed the uniformed Japanese macaque.

Yat-chan and Fuku-chan serve customers drinks and hot towels to clean their hands before they order, as per Japanese custom, and are given soya beans as tips which they get to eat in their down-time

"Both monkeys are certified by the local authorities, which means that animal rights regulations regularly visit the premises to ensure the creatures aren’t being mistreated.

“The monkeys are actually better waiters than some really bad human ones.” said Takayoshi Soeno, a customer at the restaurant.

I'm sure you've had worse service, be it a teenager who won't put her phone down or a snooty mayter-dee at some too-fancy-for-you place on the top floor.

"Some customers claim that Yat-chan can even understand their exact orders.

“We called out for more beer just then and it brought us some beer!” said customer Miho Takikkawa, who came to the tavern specifically to meet the monkeys

"Shoichi Yano, a regular at Kayabukiya’s, says the animals are like her children.
“Actually, [they're] better.” she said. “My son doesn’t listen to me but Yat-chan will.”

"...owner Otsuka is hoping to train another generation of monkey waiters, after receiving three new baby monkeys this year"

Currently listening:
We Are Your Friends
By Simian
Release date: 2002-10-29

We need monkey waiters & waitresses here in the U.S.! :-D

Posted by Hilary on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 10:00 AM
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