NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Tough Sell for the French, Even at Discount

Posted

The Petite Syrah cafe, in the city of Nice, France, began pricing its coffee differently in December to introduce greater politeness among the notoriously brusque French. If a patron orders by saying, "Bonjour, un cafe, s'il vous plait" (i.e., with "hello" and "please"), the price is 1.40 euros (about $1.90). "Un cafe, s'il vous plait" — not quite as polite — costs 4.25 euros (about $5.80). The price for "Un cafe!" — apparently the usual way of announcing one's need for coffee — 7 euros (about $9.50).

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
 
Download our dojax app
What do you think? Browse
What Is the Most Shameful Thing to Admit in Northeast Florida?
Post your review here …