Any slight sign of hesitation, and you were sunk. It was as simple as this: there's only one acceptable chip condiment in the 'burgh - Chippy Sauce, a sort of watered down vinegar sauce. And, you know what, it wasn't too bad.
I understand that it's only an Edinburgh thing. Other places are more broadminded about their condiment selections.
Leading some people to interpret a refusal to provide good old Tommy K as racial discrimination.
No, really. This man thinks it's a racial issue. OMG.
Here's the full news story, at the Edinburgh Evening News.