Thursday, December 12, 2013

Café charges less for politeness

The owners of a café in the south of France have struck a blow for good old-fashioned politeness by charging extra for customers who forget their manners while ordering their coffee.

The Petite Syrah café in the Riviera city of Nice, have implemented a new pricing scheme.



“A coffee” will cost €7, while “a coffee please” is a little more affordable at €4.25.

The best option however, is “Hello, a coffee please,” which will only cost €1.40.

9 comments:

Brixter said...

How much for, "Give me my f_____g coffee!"?

arbroath said...

I imagine that would be quite expensive. :)

Anonymous said...

Well that's Nice, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

the coffee would be free- the cup, however, might be quite expensive

Anonymous said...

"Well that's Nice, isn't it."

You sir, (or madame), win the comments for today. That was funny.

JM said...

The nice comment was good. This obviously didn't happen in Paris.

Ryo said...

So, if I said, "Good morning, Sir/Ma'am, may I have a cup of coffee, if you please" in French, they would give me some money in addition to the coffee, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

This could be an indirect discrimination against foreigners who are not fluent in French language. I would never go to this cafe which does such a discrimination. Je pense que c'est ne pas bon idee. Je n'amie pas du tout une telle discrimination.

Ryo said...

"Un café." Then, you notice the menu. "Um . . . Bonjour, un café, s'il vous plait." You end up getting two cups of coffee and paying €8.40.