Man shot dead by friend ‘for paying restaurant bill’ in Istanbul

A man has been shot dead by his friend because he paid the restaurant bill in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Etiquette breaches always have a stiff social penalty.

  • Um, what are friends for?

  • Martin B

    If your friend shoots you dead for paying the bill, you’ve been hanging out with the wrong kind of people.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Meanwhile, in another Istanbul restaurant …

  • moraywatson

    Achmed cast a wary eye around the restaurant, wondering to himself, “will Bruce paying for the two of us make our homosexual liaison too obvious ?” Not willing to take any further personal risk, Achmed took out his trusty 9mm, and shot Bruce dead, screaming “allahu akbar” for good measure, so as to punctuate his sharia-compliant bona fides. There would be no tall buildings for Achmed to fly from…at least not for today.

    • Clink9

      Note to self: go to the washroom when the bill comes while dining in Turkey.

      • luna

        Note to self, avoid Turkey.

        • Minicapt

          Roast Turkey with stuffing is recommended.


  • H

    OK, I can understand shooting someone because they made you pay the bill – fine. But shooting someone because THEY paid the bill seems a little on the excessive side.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      If it’s anything like China, there’s a weird honour code around allowing someone else to pay for you; basically it obligates you to eventually return the favour in kind so in a way put you at a disadvantage because you now owe something to someone else. This is why these stupid arguments constantly erupt at the end of restaurant dinners. But it’s considered bad form to agree at the start of the meal to split the bill evenly, or to ask for separate bills.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Straight up whackjob Turkish Sopranos shit right there.

  • Brenda

    A non-fatal stabbing should have been sufficient for a faux pas like that.

    • Bataviawillem

      It was supposed to be non-fatal, you can clearly see he deliberately aims below the waist, in Turkey one can’t be convicted for murder if the wounds are below the waist, only assault.
      Very popular is a couple of stabs in the butt cheek.
      Must have hit a major blood vessel.

      • Clink9

        I buy my own damn lunch!

  • Kathy Prendergast

    According the the way I was brought up, the appropriate response to someone paying for your restaurant meal is “Thank You.”