This French Cafe Charges Double if You Aren't Polite

Manners are important. Holding doors open for people, saying your pleases and thank yous, refraining from eating your friend's French fries. These are the hallmarks of a polite society. However, as anyone who has stood in a line can attest to, politeness is not always a given. This French bistro, though, gives one heck of an incentive to remain civilized.

La Petite Syrah in Nice, France has instituted a new policy. If you aren't polite, your coffee and treats cost twice as much. The menu features a tiered format that offers different prices depending on how nice you are to the staff. Saying "please" and "thank you" and being generally amiable nets you the biggest reward. Being a major turd, however, will empty your wallet.

The cafe's owner says that the new policy has made a noticeable difference in customer interactions, with people smiling more and being altogether nicer. Don't expect this idea to travel across the pond, though. Being impolite is a God given American right.

Keep Reading

On TV

Chuck's Eat the Street

12:30pm | 11:30c

Chuck's Eat the Street

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c
10pm | 9c
10:30pm | 9:30c
11pm | 10c
11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c
2:30am | 1:30c
3am | 2c
3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Cheap Eats

New Season Premieres Wed Aug. 8 10p|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here