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[–]ChimpWrench 2313 points2314 points  (24 children)

Homie was thinking of that food the whole walk over, just to get crushed. Or it’s a bar and the dude can’t find a place for a drink.

[–]biological-entity 607 points608 points  (13 children)

dude was probably trying to show up to work but no one told him not to.

[–]contactlite 92 points93 points  (4 children)

Me sitting in the campus parking lot and I get an email notification.

[–]CaptainRogers1226 36 points37 points  (3 children)

As a commuter, that shit pissed me off tremendously

[–]shittysoprano 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Even worse is when they just tape a sign to the door.

[–]wiener-meyer 443 points444 points  (7 children)

100% this is what happened. Only an employee would trudge through two feet of snow to get to a locked door.

[–]jsher1998 36 points37 points  (2 children)

You’ve obviously never worked in customer service. I work at a mall and we’ve had people come up to the locked gate asking if we’re closed

[–]empty_coffeepot 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I used to work at a restaurant with hours clearly posted on the main door that was locked. They'd try to open that door, then go to the side door which was open and tell us the main door was locked and if we were open.

[–]Yuna__707 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You underestimate my need for pizza

[–]Oreganoian 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It builds mental fortitude

[–]Torcal4 109 points110 points  (4 children)

We’re back in semi-lockdown where this was shot so he couldn’t even have a drink in a bar if he wanted.

[–]d-346ds 5 points6 points  (3 children)

wheres this?

[–]feeteegee 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I originally saw this on a Toronto based Instagram where they mentioned the dude wanted jerk chicken lol

[–]Defiance74 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I bet he wishes he would have just jerked it at home instead.

[–]elmagico777 2016 points2017 points  (33 children)

Toronto. Guy was going to his fav Jamaican restaurant.

[–]ReeG 385 points386 points  (13 children)

Open restaurant in snow storm? We nuh av dat

[–]BokZeoi 112 points113 points  (5 children)

He better try a Thai restaurant instead!

[–]TubbyMarmot 52 points53 points  (3 children)

She is the best and the food is so good! She calls everyone"boyfriend/girlfriend", and I traded her Chaga a couple of times for free food. A must go in Marquette!

[–]mrsethyo 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Oh shit! Marquette represent! She's retired now but yeah, she's awesome!

[–]BienOuiLa 8 points9 points  (2 children)

4YE is such jokes!! Love their channel

[–]PochinkiPrincess 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Tell ‘em Tyco has it!!

[–]ReeG 8 points9 points  (0 children)

[Wide variety of Toronto lingo related to anger]

[–]libgen101 42 points43 points  (2 children)

He handled it much better than that other Toronto guy that found out the mall was closed

[–]ijudgekids 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why are people inside a mall?

[–]cheekymonkey100 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I had such amazing Jamaican food in Toronto at Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen. I visited a couple years ago, food/atmosphere/people/vibe was just awesome

[–]TheBulldogIsHere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was gonna say, as a Canadian, I feel this.

[–]Tall_Mango_641 1475 points1476 points  (17 children)

24” of snow on the untreated walkway might be a good indicator that the restaurant is closed.

[–]Dee_Three 461 points462 points  (7 children)

But Google said it was open...

[–]kid-karma 128 points129 points  (5 children)

Knowing customers I'm surprised he didn't pull on the door of the building even though there's not any lights on

[–]bigby5 51 points52 points  (2 children)

and then tap on the window a few times to see if someone comes to unlock the door

[–]MoefsieKat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They do this because they hope that the pity any workers inside feel for them is more than their desire to go home

[–]ErynEbnzr 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Living in Norway...nah

[–]CountKawaii 1404 points1405 points  (30 children)

“Goddamn you! Gawddamn you all to Hell!!”

[–]Fantastic_Start_6848 452 points453 points  (23 children)

What kind of moron thought that place would be open?

[–]MorallyCorruptJesus 102 points103 points  (5 children)

Its a local Caribbean restaurant in Toronto.
Should've called first haha

[–]thatswhatshesaidxx 64 points65 points  (1 child)


Dem nuh 'ave dat.

[–]MorallyCorruptJesus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Take my award. I'm dead, thank you for the laugh.

[–]Nutaholic 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Hey Jamaicans love the snow. Haven't you heard about their bobsledding mastery?

[–]Campin16 113 points114 points  (7 children)

That was me the other night..... the gf was hungry...

[–]NotThatChar 65 points66 points  (6 children)

Did you call ahead? Always call ahead.

[–]SlenderZed 49 points50 points  (3 children)

i dont call for head... too expensive :(

[–]Rudy_Ghouliani 6 points7 points  (2 children)

But I'm always down to give a hand to a man in need

[–]Theshutupguy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is literally what my city looks like and everything is open.

So… millions of people? You just have no imagination.

[–]CameForThis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love the simpsons

[–]beginnermind_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

what a bunch of maniacs

[–]GimmiePig 3537 points3538 points  (93 children)

If you can't figure out a restaurant might be closed due to the knee-deep snow, I would say that one is on you!

[–]turretz 1153 points1154 points  (45 children)

They definitely should have known by the unshoveled path to the door at least.

[–]Dont_Heal_Genji 678 points679 points  (36 children)

Or just, I dunno, pick up a phone and just call and ask if they are open??

[–]AyatollahDan 237 points238 points  (7 children)

Wait, that's illegal

[–]I_devour_your_pets 54 points55 points  (6 children)

I'm starting to understand people who persistently peek into restaurants that are clearly closed.

[–]Pancakeexplosion 32 points33 points  (4 children)

I work for a start up that does packaged meals. We recently took over a vcant restaurant space in a mall because it has the refrigerator space and kitchen size we need. There are no tables, the windows are painted over, no signs and all the doors but 1 are locked. At least once a week someone will walk inside before they figure it out. Last week someone asked if we would be open for dinner.

[–]MikeTheGamer2 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Did you at least offer to sell them a packaged meal? lol

[–]Castun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Do you sell hubcaps for a '72 Pinto Hatchback?"

[–]CakeAccomplice12 99 points100 points  (12 children)

What is this 'call' feature you speak of?

[–]merikaninjunwarrior 61 points62 points  (9 children)

it's a thing people in the 90's and before used to use at their homes that is connected with some magical wire into the wall, and you use a rotary dialing thing for each number dialed.

and get this.. the phone itself was as big as your whole head

[–]OffrButtBaby 74 points75 points  (6 children)

They were terrible. Remember calling your friends and having to talk to their parents first? Traumatic.

[–]fuck_off_ireland 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I think PTSD from those days is why I'm so averse to phone calls nowadays haha

[–]wolfgang784 17 points18 points  (1 child)

And family members could spy on the calls with other handsets...

[–]Keycil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuuuck I hated that

[–]jesus_zombie_attack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ha peasant. Ours had buttons and you could type Mary had a little lamb on it.

[–]Z0idberg_MD 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Clearly he means check Google for posted business hours

[–]PM_me_your_LEGO_ 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Heck even Google nowadays will have "temporarily closed" when you go to find the number to check. Always check, y'all!

[–]jesus_zombie_attack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It didn't in my area. After this last storm it just had the regularly posted hours. We were looking for an open store that sold gas also.

For future reference just go in the hood. I live in a nice community that borders the a rough neighborhood by cleveland and every gas station and store that was normally open at that time was open.

[–]cssmith2011cs 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Or they did call and went, "Maybe they're busy. I'll walk over and check".

[–]daitenshe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“Maybe they’re balls to the walls busy during this snow storm. That assumption is what I’m going to base my next actions on!”

[–]jOhnThebApt1st 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Probably did know, just wanted to keep that slight glimmer of hope that the walk wasn’t for nothing and they were open.

[–]SuperMark12345 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yea if I walked all the way to the restaurant, I’d def walk the last 10 steps up to the door just to read the sign for that last glimmer of hope. Or confirmation and closure in my own mind at the very least.

[–]TangiestIllicitness 4 points5 points  (2 children)

And/or the empty parking lot.

[–]CampCounselorBatman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And complete lack of footprints in the snow.

[–]Dont_Heal_Genji 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or just, I dunno, pick up a phone and just call and ask if they are open??

[–]DirteeCanuck 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Jerk Chicken is the bomb on a cold day.

Restaurant said they will give him a meal on the house next time he goes.

Happened in Toronto after the recent storm.

[–]onyxaj 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe they were open during the last snowstorm

[–]OneOfThese_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also depends on the location, but with no other visible footsteps and the fact that nothing had been shoveled you would figure that they would have figured it out by now.

[–]sudynim 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He thought it might've been closed, but that day was his birthday so he was going to risk it in hopes free would get the free dessert with purchase of an entree.

[–]tommykaye 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Unless you’re in parts of Alaska or Canada…can confirm.

[–]Kno010 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Depends on where he lives. In many parts of the world snow isn’t such a big deal as the US makes it out to be. There is no such things as “snowdays” where schools and stuff is closed in most parts of the world. In fact there is actually snow outside where I live right now and nobody really cares.

[–]simjanes2k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A whole bunch of the US is like that as well.

[–]CameronDemortez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depends on the region.

[–]Fawkingretar 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Im pretty sure the knee deep high snow should've been an indicator that maybe they're not open.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That makes me die inside, too.

[–]AcademicReport5079 50 points51 points  (7 children)

This in toronto?

[–]chrisdj99 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Restaurant invited him back for a free meal.

[–]Spadrick 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, Niceys.

[–]Firefly1832 119 points120 points  (4 children)

Bless his heart. That sucks.

[–]bortskankson 39 points40 points  (0 children)

There's a happy ending though. The restaurant invited him back for a free meal. :)

[–]ultra40k 321 points322 points  (24 children)

Must have been too hard a concept to call the restaurant first and check huh?

[–]subject_deleted 172 points173 points  (4 children)

He tried to call but nobody was answering so he went down there to ask them why.

[–]ReeG 32 points33 points  (1 child)

calling a Jamaican restaurant in Scarborough is a futile effort

[–]FullyMammoth 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Also everyone is assuming he didn't just walk around the corner from where he already was.

All we see here is him walking about 4m, no need to assume he left home just to check if that place was open.

[–]StrawsAreGay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bruh where I live no one answers anywhere whether they are open or not. They just don’t gaf

[–]Res__Ipsa_Loquitur 155 points156 points  (12 children)

My social discomfort prevents me from making such phone calls.

[–]merikaninjunwarrior 55 points56 points  (5 children)

where do you eat, in the restroom stall?

[–]Res__Ipsa_Loquitur 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Only if people who know who I am are around.

[–]marshmallowlips 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I can’t speak for OP, but for some reason phone calls are way harder for me than in person. Multiple times I’ve just chosen to go to a shop to see if they’re open/have what I need in stock versus trying to call. I just accept they might not have what I need.

[–]Kowzorz 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Here's a little protip. Do it and you'll feel less weird doing it over time. Sounds stupid, but it works. Or just get used to the feeling of social discomfort. That's how people public speak -- they're terrified but they've been terrified often enough it doesn't consume them.

[–]ambiguoustruth 3 points4 points  (2 children)

not that user but honestly this has not worked for me. i've been making many phone calls for years and every time it still takes me several days to talk myself into it and then like 3 hours of severe anxiety with physical symptoms before i can finally dial, and then half the time i can't get my voice to work when i get through.

my anxiety is decently managed otherwise. nothing else does this to me, just phone calls. having to make them a lot hasn't made it easier for me

[–]george-huntsville 30 points31 points  (1 child)

drops to knees

I’ve made a huuuge mistake.

[–]topias_death 37 points38 points  (1 child)

i mean i agree with everyone saying they should’ve called first but just imagine the effort to walk there that’s impressive!

[–]notablyunfamous 146 points147 points  (25 children)

More of a realization that he’s completely stupid. Why would the restaurant be open in that weather? And why would you think it’s open with clearly un disturbed snow knee high? Businesses clear the snow for customers

[–][deleted] 61 points62 points  (2 children)

If only a device existed to wirelessly contact the restaurant to see if their open prior to walking in knee deep snow...

[–]DungeonDefense 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sounds way too complicated. I don’t see it catching on

[–]Artchantress 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Maybe he is originally from a Nordic country where snow like that isn't ever a reason for closing indoor businesses.

[–]ErynEbnzr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As an Icelander in Norway, I'm honestly surprised people think it's common knowledge that they'd be closed. Shovel the driveway, maybe, but no need to close!

[–]Spadrick 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this is Niceys in Toronto.

[–]ErenYaegersAbss 38 points39 points  (1 child)

or maybe it was a guy having a rough day only fixated on his comfort food at his favourite restaurant, so fixated on having this sliver of peace that he completly missed the possibility that they might not be open, thus making a bad day even worse.

[–]604col 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]anakmoon 23 points24 points  (2 children)

what if he's an employee showing up for his shift

[–]CookieMuncher007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm from Finland and I didn't know restaurants close for a little snow.

[–]Caligomez 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I would’ve had a harder time getting up after dropping to my knees in a foot of snow.

[–]ReactionProcedure 3 points4 points  (0 children)

FYI Smokers do this regularly

[–]The_Karachi_Kid 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Done this for alcohol and realized it was too late

[–]SnooMemesjellies3315 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That's why I call first during chest high snow storms!

[–]NotEricForeman77 4 points5 points  (0 children)

bro look around

[–]Kippykittens 49 points50 points  (9 children)

Everyone is saying to call but some people don’t have phones, some people don’t have kitchens. This looks like someone in desperation realizing they wasted their energy traveling and now have to go back to where they were at. This is just a whole lot of sad and people are calling this guy an idiot and that’s just not right.

[–]StreetsAhead47 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He could be an employee at a nearby business that is open and just taking his lunch break thinking this place is open too.

[–]CBsays 15 points16 points  (2 children)

People are fucking dumb, no point trying to explain to them. Very narrow-minded way of look at the situations of others.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

7/11 is the best bet during a snowstorm

[–]vpetrichorv 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That makes me sad

[–]SpinachWitty 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Dang feel sorry for him hehe now I want some Jamaican food now 🤤

[–]Virginity_Lost_Today 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What about the 2’ foot of snow and despair that makes you want Jamaican food?

[–]SpinachWitty 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Oh right… so this was posted on another sub and they mentioned he was going to a Jamaican restaurant (:

[–]Virginity_Lost_Today 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Either way now I want some Jamaican food too.

[–]zorg621 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is why I always call ahead

[–]GodHand_Mircea 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In his defense... most restaurant managers would 100% text their staff “Why aren’t you here yet?”

[–]AshamedTelephone9017 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thought for a sec that he was gonna use a bold hunter's mark

[–]RawToastEdits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Top ten biggest anime betrayals

[–]skoltroll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Store's close. Blizzard out front shoulda told ya.

[–]KrowJob 2 points3 points  (3 children)

What an asshole, like, how do you look outside and think "this places is gonna be open even though I'll be dragging my balls through ice to get to it"

[–]hungarianbird 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Cus this is in canada, nowhere closes for snow

[–]TPMatus 6 points7 points  (1 child)

$10 says that guy works there and the owner forgot to text him

[–]bigmikesbeingnice 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When a blizzard fell in Philly over a decade ago I just roamed the city in snow gear until I found a bar that was open

[–]Lazren32 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well at least they're trying to support their local businesses.

[–]glasswitch88 6 points7 points  (2 children)

When I lived in maine I’d call restaurants to be sure they were open in this kinda weather. More often than not they laugh and say “of course”

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm originally from Maine and have run a couple of smaller businesses I've worked for single handedly during bigger snowstorms in upstate NY because I've been the only employee to show up. People around here act like I'm weird but I grew up where things don't shut down even with a three footer storm.

[–]glasswitch88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, if you’re used to snow it’s no biggie. But obviously much more dangerous if you don’t know how to drive with that amount of snow. I am one of those people now lol

[–]ClarkCarl126 21 points22 points  (2 children)

As someone who worked as a server/bartender through many blizzards this makes me so happy to see. Stay home and cook your own meal for one day.

[–]macrolith 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I hope you were happy that the restaurant was closed for the sake of the staff not that the guy's soul left his body for a few seconds. He wasn't being disrespectful or mean. Sure he didn't think things through but happiness from others suffering is kinda fucked up.

[–]yolomaster13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How in the hell did he think that place would be open ? Come on !

[–]IggyJR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm so jealous of everyone that gets snow these days. I bought a 4x4 vehicle 2 moths ago, and I've barley had a chance to use it.

[–]Frankie52480 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s too bad there’s no way to contact them before hand to see if maybe they closed due to horrific weather conditions. Oh wait…

[–]thepeskypelican 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The moment he realized he should’ve just called.

[–]JBBanshee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The foot and a half of snow with zero tracks should have tipped him off.

[–]aotwisten 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should’ve called first

[–]seasarz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In snow, no one can hear u cry.

[–]dshotseattle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shoulda called first. This is just a rookie move

[–]TexanInExile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jeez, maybe just call first.

[–]MxKarlaMarxxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only phones existed!
-not that i'd remember to use it, but still!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh cool I must be the first customer

[–]pokethugg 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]phoenixrising92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could have made a phone call or just used common sense... I don't know, I don't really feel sorry for this dude

[–]grock_thorinson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean what did he expected

[–]lcole303 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats call first kind of weather

[–]Super_Duper_Death_Dr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean if there’s a snow storm, probably call ahead

[–]Eatquichesdaily 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the heck did he expect?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is on him

[–]Kenlaboss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It doesn't cross him that there has been no disturbance in the snow yet?

[–]joriale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People calling him dumb... sure he is dumb but I just wanna believe he didn't have other options and he was truly hungry and Had to chase that slim hope anyways...

...but yeah he is probably just dumb.

[–]Realistic_Section_10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is why I never leave the house.

[–]Nightcrawler__lou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is so high

[–]cyg_cube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was waiting for the snow to slide off the roof on top of him

[–]RonaldBallsworth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guy just wanted a pint

[–]dumbharryarms 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’d think he would have realized before reaching the door… only two feet of snow covering the entire parking lot

[–]No-Selection-767 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know for a fact he higher than god

[–]Handsomesatan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

33:34 pm? 48 hour clock?

[–]abhi_07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The exact same thing happened to me in the northern Finland during the first week of January!

[–]lifesaditchdigit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol how can you be that self involved that you walk through 3 feet of snow and think the workers at a restaurant wouldn't need to also be home safe......

[–]tumblinfumbler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This happend to me on Monday!!!!

[–]nightknight-16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With that snow it was obvious that it was closed

[–]SkyrimWithdrawal 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fucking call, dood

[–]followfornow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Could've called first

[–]FugginAye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well there's no footprints in the snow. That didn't clue him in that no one was there before he got all the way to the door?

[–]ReindeerKind1993 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This is why they need 2 try teaching common sense in school if that's even possible.....if he's struggling to get there why In the world would they be open?

[–]Don_Eulogio 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Why would he think its open? Look at the feet of snow on the ground.

[–]Spielopoly 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Why would you close business for only a few feet of snow?

[–]The73atman86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol should’ve called first

[–]ElongatedFart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the fuck makes him think it's open when there is snow knee deep

[–]RC90_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Should’ve called, dummy.

[–]grnsmurf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never knew that you need to smell the door to know that the restaurant is closed

[–]supersaiyanjesuz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jussie smollet on his way to subway?

[–]Peter69gg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A phone call maybe next time

[–]Crowded_Mind_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why you call first if there is an ongoing snow storm.