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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monkey Waiters!

posted by on October 7 at 12:16 PM

From the Daily Mail:

A Japanese restaurant has changed the face of customer service by employing two monkeys to help with the table service. The Kayabukiya tavern, a traditional ‘sake house’ north of Tokyo has employed a pair of uniformed Japanese macaque called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve patrons.

Full story here, and video below.

(Thanks for the heads-up, MetaFilter.)

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Japan is amazing.

Posted by sockpuppet | October 7, 2008 12:24 PM

First they serve us, then they will rule over us...

Posted by Jakey | October 7, 2008 12:35 PM

Equal pay for equal work! When are they gonna start paying these monkeys a real wage? Sure soya beans are good, but what if the monkey wants some smokes, he can't buy shit at the store with beans.

Pay them in money! At least for the zoologic psycho-economic case study it would afford. What do you think a monkey would blow it's money on? Hookers, weed, bananas, booze, pet monkeys? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by Super Jesse | October 7, 2008 12:43 PM

If you don't tip well, they will throw feces at you.

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 7, 2008 12:48 PM

Not much different than the self-entitled scumbags we have in America, @4 who will spit at your entre/drink

Posted by Non | October 7, 2008 12:49 PM

Its all fun and games until it bites your fingers and rips your penis off.

Posted by Jeremy | October 7, 2008 12:51 PM

@3. You are right. The monkeys would only spend the money on sex and food.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 7, 2008 1:05 PM

One hopes the owner has taught the monkeys to wash their hands frequently.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 7, 2008 1:35 PM

They waited on me last night at La Spiga.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 7, 2008 1:43 PM

Poor monkey. Run little fellow. Run away from people. Next they'll have you scrubbing toilets.

Posted by Vince | October 7, 2008 2:12 PM

Holy Shit, thanks Julie that made my day.

Posted by Super Jesse | October 7, 2008 2:14 PM

"... and the WORLD shall BELONG to a PLANET OF APES!!!"

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 7, 2008 2:47 PM

I guess this is OK. The monkey looks like he is having a good time. Probably better than sitting in a cage all day.

Posted by crazycatguy | October 7, 2008 3:20 PM

Monkeys are like birds when it comes to the potty. When they have to go, they let rip and go. I bet there's some poopy smells in that joint.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 7, 2008 3:29 PM

Fuku-chan to you too!

Sorry, best I got this afternoon.

Posted by supergp | October 7, 2008 3:58 PM

@14, I have an uncle who owned a capuchin monkey that would climb the drapes and shit all down them.

Posted by Fnarf | October 7, 2008 4:12 PM

Don't laugh. We are all replaceable in this economy.

Posted by nightlifejitters | October 7, 2008 5:31 PM

This is not news, this is bubble gum for the mind. Here's an interesting take on this story:

Posted by Tom Wilson | October 7, 2008 9:29 PM

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