Kahr wrote:I used to like Carnegie's and when they got some Indian food it was even better but not anymore. I went there last night and couldn't get in because of the 25 year old rule (a new world record?) which is fair enough for your main customer base, I guess, but then the Taiwanese door guy (speaking English) tried to insult me by telling me "the lady is fine to go in", yeah the lady is my wife... We won't go back there again.. the night went well anyway though, somewhere else. I think the 25 year old thing is an insult to any foreigner here aged 21-24. Not all of us are idiots.
The 25 year rule is long-standing (over 4 years) and yes, whilst it may seem excessive to some, it does work for both our regular customers and ourselves, so I make no apology for it. Also, within the last couple of weeks, there has been a clamp down by the Taipei City Government on the maximum capacity we are allowed to have within the premises and applying this in-house rule more stringently at my own insistence is one of the ways that our regular patrons are able to use the facilities. We have a membership system and having a membership card as a recognition of regular patronage is helpful in getting in, even though at times when capacity is reached it may be that they too have to wait a short while before getting in but they receive priority. The rule is not based on or targetted at any ethnicity either.
The above notwithstanding, I understand the contradictory remark of the person on the door and apologise to both yourself and your wife for any actual or implied insult.
If you wish, you can PM me and I can arrange a membership card for you both. We do have people below 25 who are members.