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The saying goes 'manners don't cost you a thing...but forgetting them could do at this restaurant!'
One cafe owner has thrown down the gauntlet and finally declared 'enough is enough!'
Sick to the back teeth of rude customers acting however they see fit, Marisel Valencia has decided to do things his own way and teach people a lesson once and for all.
The irritated proprietor has started levying a tax on impolite customers who don't say 'please' or 'thank you'.
The tax is being nicknamed the 'rude tax' and sneakily added to offender's bills...and it's a fairly hefty charge!
Usually a coffee would cost customers €1.30, but that will increase to €3 if you only use one pleasantry.
However, if you order your food and drink without any manners at all, then you can expect to be charged a whopping €5!
“People seem to be in a rush these days and forgetting to say “please” when they ask for something.“ Mr Valencia told The Times.
“I put a sign in the window with the price system and it has made all the difference. People are now super polite in all matters and it has really improved daily life.”
So next time you're in Spain, make sure you remember your manners and get off your phone during dinner time!