Store Owner Is Sick Of Rude Customers, So He Puts Up A Sign As Revenge

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If you've ever worked retail in your life then I'm pretty sure you've had to deal with your fair share of rude customers. It's just part of the business since "the customer is always right".

However, Austin Simms of Roanoke, VA, decided to shake up the status quo by teaching his "right" customers a lesson in manners.

The CUPS Coffee & Tea worker put up a sign indicating that the more impolite you are the more you’re going to have to pay.

The sandwich board reads:

“One small coffee”
“One small coffee, please”
“Hello, I’d like one small coffee please.”

Each phrase indicates what a customer should say to receive the most inexpensive price. The less rude the better. Sometimes we’re so busy when we order our morning cup of joe — or barely awake — we forget that the person serving us is in fact another human being.

“I decided because I need to solve all the injustices of the world to start charging more for people who didn’t take the time to say hello and connect and realize we’re all people behind the counter,” Simms said.

This is defeinitely not a bad idea and it's so easy to implement. It doesn't force anyone to have manners but simply rewards it. Great initiative!!

Please SHARE if you think this is a great way to encourage politeness!



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