Monkey Waiters Serve Beer at Japanese Restaurant

If the service is bad at this Japanese restaurant because the waiters are monkeying around that's because ... they're monkeys!

Here's the story of Yat-chan and Fuku-chan, two macaque monkey pets that serve customers hot towels and drinks (for soy bean tips!):

"Yat-chan first learned by just watching me working in the restaurant. It all started when one day I gave him a hot towel out of curiosity and he brought the towel to the customer," the 63-year-old owner of the tavern, Kaoru Otsuka, told Reuters.

Both monkeys are household pets and are certified by the local authorities to work at the tavern. They clock in a maximum of two hours a day and are appreciated by customers who tip them with boiled soya beans.

"The monkeys are actually better waiters than some really bad human ones," customer Takayoshi Soeno.

Link (Flash video) - via Boing Boing


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Can you believe that they actually put this vid on the local news yesterday, distasteful bunch of freaks... Obviously I didn't find it funny, quite the opposite.
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