Coffee shop charges customers more if they forget their manners

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ROANOKE, Va. — A coffee shop in Virginia is taking a unique approach to combat mean customers with their newest pricing model, WDBJ reported.

At the Grandin Village coffee shop being nice can get you more than just a smile. It can get you coffee for a lower price.

According to WDBJ, a sign in front of the shop reads:

“One small coffee”
“One small coffee, please”
“Hello, I’d like one small coffee please.”

Austin Simms, who works at the shop, told WDBJ that he was just trying to be funny.

“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.