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French coffee shop bases prices on customers' politeness

You’d want to remember your pleases and thank yous or you’ll pay a pretty price.

A COFFEE SHOP in the south of France has decided to scale its prices according to the politeness of its customers.

If a customer simply asks for a coffee, they’ll be expected to fork out a whopping seven euro.  If they ask for, ‘a coffee, please’, it’ll set them back €4.25.  However, if they manage to greet and thank the staff, saying, ‘Hello, a coffee please,’ they’ll only have to cobble together €1.40.

According to the owner of the Petite Syrah in Nice, customers can be just as rude as staff.  Speaking to english language publication The Local, Fabrice Pepino said:

It started as a joke because at lunchtime people would come in very stressed and were sometimes rude to us when they ordered a coffee.  It’s our way of saying ‘keep calm and carry on.

Apparently the price scheme hasn’t actually needed to be enforced thus far, but it sounds like a great way to keep people in check.

H/T to Eater

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