My favorite job — other than my current one, of course — was working at a coffee shop during college. I loved being creative with the drinks and the menus, being able to make people happy in just a couple of minutes, and talking with the regulars each and every day.
But for all the good people that came in, there were also those that were so extremely rude I had to bite my tongue and exact revenge in the form of slightly less foam on their cappuccino then they might have preferred.
Austin Simms of Roanoke, Virginia, can relate to that all too well.
via: YouTubeSo in an effort to help some customers with their manners, he placed a sign outside of CUPS Coffee & Tea indicating their new pricing policy.
It basically goes on to reward polite, respectful behavior while charging those who fail to acknowledge this basic form of decency a little bit more.
via: YouTube“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 told WDBJ.
The sign went viral, and people everywhere are on board with it.
Nothing wrong with a little reminder now and then.
THIS! I would love to see this put into action!
via: FacebookIt might be a small gesture, but is it really that hard to remember your manners and the fact that there are actual people behind the counter? You'll always be rewarded for good behavior, and now in some places, you might even save a little bit of cash. Go ahead and throw it in the tip jar. They deserve it.