This has never happened to me. Although the chef at a local Chinese restaurant has tried his best to make me whimper. I just keep calling him a whimp. Last spring I set out 6 Habaneros that produced over 600 peppers. (I was thrilled) I would take the chef a quart zip lock bag full of habs about every other week. I got a lot of strange looks from other customers. He says I am the only person on earth that can call him a whimp and live to tell about it. :) I've had similar experiences in a couple of my favorite restaurants, one being a vietnamese and the other a hole in the wall mexican. The owners of the Vietnamese restaurant grow peppers outside of their place and were, I guess, becoming annoyed with my always asking for the Sirachi and the like. Well, the peppers started to ripen, and they would bring me 5 or 6 of a certain kind, grin and go back and watch me from across the room. Their grins would start to go away about the time I would start on the 3rd pepper. Those were tabascos. next they brought me some Thais. These WERE pretty spicey, but I loved them! So there I am, sitting in the middle of this viet. restaurant during the lunch hour rush. The owners watching me as I ate the thais, face a nice shade of red, nose running, and grinning from ear to ear. Well, it got to the point where I would go out to the pepper patch, pick some thais and bring them in myself! I found some fresh habs at a local health food store and took some in with me.The waitress saw what I had, and I offered her some. She said "no no, they too hot, you crazy if you eat them!" However, her mom really appreciated them. At the mexican restaurant, I was always asking for the HOT salsa, and they never had what I considered to be hot salsa, merely some with a good tingle. Well, I had dried and ground up some habs, so I put them in a shaker and took them with me when I ate there. My favorite waitress, Monica, asked what it was and when I told her she asked for some. I gave her some, and to the owner too. The next time I went in, they both said they couldn't handle that and looked at me like I had a death wish!