I came across this article, which is rather surprising. It’s a couple of years old, but still quite relevant. A restaurant in Nice is charging customers a different price for the same item based on how polite it is asked for. I’ve actually never seen this in person, yet I was told that there was another restaurant in Paris that were doing the same thing.
If you ask for “Un café.” you will be charged 7€, which is insane!
If you ask for “Un café. s’il vous plaît.” you will be charged 4,25€. Still crazy since “please” was said.
BUT, if you say, “Bonjour, un café, s’il vous plaît.” you will only be charged 1,40€!
I am not saying this is true for every restaurant you go to in France, not at all, but the point I am trying to make with this article is that you should mind your manners no matter where you are.
I’m interested in hearing everyone’s thoughts on this.
See you Thursday!