Cafe Owner Tired Of Rude Customers Puts Up Genius Sign That Works Like A Charm

Based on the pleasantry used to greet the barista, one may be charged as little as $1.75 for a cup of coffee — or up to $5.

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Whether you’re waiting at a restaurant to order food or standing in line to place an order for a cappuccino, chances are the people around you will be staring at their phones. The impersonal trend may be rude, but it’s becoming so common people don’t think twice about it. Austin Simms wants to change that.

The owner of the CUPS Coffee & Tea shop in Roanoke, VA, Simms decided to alter the prices of coffee based on customers’ interaction and attention toward those assisting them. He told WDBJ:

“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.”

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The new sign has gone viral — and for good reason. Based on the pleasantry used to greet the barista, one may be charged as little as $1.75 for a cup of coffee all the way up to $5. Albeit controversial, the sign has reportedly worked like a charm.

Watch the video in which Simms explains the sign’s reasoning below:

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