French café starts charging extra to ‘rude customers’

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A coffee ordered with the phrase ‘bonjour, un café s’il vous plait’ will only cost €1.40, against €7 for just grunting 'un café' to staff at Nice café.

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A café in France has started charging rude customers extra if they forget their manners while ordering coffee, reports Metro.

Staff at La Petite Syrah in Nice were so fed up with ‘customers being rude when they’re busy’, they are now charging them more in a bid to convince them to change their ways.

Grunting ‘un café’ will set you back €7 (£5.80), however asking for ‘un café s’il vous plait’ for the same drink will cost €4.25 (£3.60).

Yet the ultimate incentive for politeness comes with the phrase ‘bonjour, un café s’il vous plait’ where the same drink again will only cost €1.40 (£1.18).

Café manager 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.

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