Man decides to ignore 'curry warning' with eight chillies and lives to regret it
As human beings, it is sometimes in our nature to break the rules. We like to rebel every now and then, to turn our back on the norm, to stick two fingers up to The Man and say: "actually, I will do this thing, thank you very much."
A lot of the time, unfortunately, that ends up being a huge mistake.
Last week, one guy found this out the hard way when he decided to ignore numerous warnings on the packaging for an Indian takeaway meal - and took to Twitter to share the results of his hubris.
The warning reads: "Exceptionally red hot and fiery chicken curry made with scorpion and naga chillies" and came with a "VERY, VERY HOT" notice (complete with eight chillies) - which you'd think would be enough of a warning for someone who wasn't great at handling spice.
"Do NOT buy this from Morrisons," he declared. "Nearly f*****g killed me!!"
In a series of follow-up tweets, Langley admitted that he should have paid closer attention to the label - and that he was seriously suffering the consequences.
"Honestly people i took 2 mouthfulls [sic] and felt like someone had put a blow torch on my tongue.
"I drank 2 pints of water in about a minute and then sweat started pouring out of my head. Never ever tasted anything like it!! Took me about 45 minutes to calm the f*ck down lol.
"Looking back i probably should have took note of the warnings on the cover..i just thought ‘ooh i quite fancy a spicy curry’. I didn’t realise i was potentially putting myself into such danger while watching Question Time lol [sic]"
If you're wondering just how spicy the dish is, scorpion chillies clock in between 500,000 - 1,463,700 on the Scoville scale, and naga chillies register up to 1,382,118 Scoville units. For comparison, a jalapeño is only about 2,500 - 5,000: at least a hundred times milder.
Still, the folks on Twitter thought Langley was just being a bit of a wuss, and decided to tell him as much.
Others, however, sympathised with the guy.
"The way Phaal was explained to me was 'makes Vindaloo taste like Korma' 'nuff said!" wrote one Twitter user.
"I had one of these New Year’s Eve. Same as you, 2 mouthfuls. F*****g ruined," added another.
In the end, the additional burns from people on Twitter got a bit too much for poor David, and the guy ended up deleting his account shortly after the tweet went viral. Either that, or the curry took him out for good. Let's hope it's just the former.