Last week, after doing a Pad Thai run to Jacksonville, FL's Hawkers Asian Street Fare, a guy named Logan Doan noticed an unexpected note at the end of his order receipt. Doan posted a photo of the receipt in the r/funny subreddit, and the picture shows the word Pad Thai with "spicy" typed underneath it 17 times. Then, at the very bottom, the receipt reads, "make him regret being born."
According to the post, Doan simply "asked for extra spicy Pad Thai," but perhaps the Hawkers employees thought the customer was just a little bit too cocky about how much spice he could handle. So, they put him to the test after hearing his request. Munchies reported that when Doan was given his Pad Thai order, it came in a carton that had flames drawn all over it. Inside, the noodles were absolutely covered in red pepper flakes.
Though the note at the end of the receipts seems threatening, the flames on the carton seem ominous, and the pile of chili flakes seems just plain dangerous, Logan Doan took it all in good fun, and his fellow Reddit users were also quite amused. Commenters shared jokes and tricks for how to get restaurants to take you seriously when you say you want your food extra spicy, but one Redditor cut right to the chase and asked the original poster how the spicyx17 Pad Thai tasted. Perhaps they wanted to know if he did regret being born. Doan responded saying, "Not spicy at all!" He must not have just been acting overconfident, after all.
While those of us who aren't into spicy foods would be horrified if we saw, "Make him regret being born" on our receipts, it's certainly not the worst note we've seen on a check. Just last month, a receipt from a Panera Bread in Georgia went viral for a very different reason. It included a terrible insult about the customer who just wanted some watermelon on her salad. Doan's probably grateful his receipt gave him a laugh and got him a viral Reddit post, even if the dish wasn't quite as hot as he may have liked.