This bar sign set up to teach rude customers a lesson has gone viral for the right reasons

Roanoke coffee shop owner Austin Simms, put out a quirky bar sign for all the rude customers outside his shop.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 16, 2017 8:11 pm
bar sign for rude customers, bar sign to teach lesson to rude customers, bar sign for rude customers, rude customers reddit, Roanoke coffee shop, shop owner Austin Simms, indian express, indian express news Isn’t it the coolest bar sign you’ve ever seen? (Source: Reddit/YouTube)

How many times have you witnessed a customer behaving way too rudely with a shop owner, without even a trace of guilt? Something similar happened with Roanoke coffee shop owner Austin Simms, who was fed up of people being rude without any reason. To get rid of all unmannerly customers, Simms decided to put out a strong bar sign to teac them a lesson.

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The words written on a board sign outside CUPS Coffee & Tea went viral after it was posted on top of the Reddit online message board.

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

People totally loved the idea and couldn’t stop complimenting the owner. A funny comment read: “And $10 a cup if you’re talking on the phone while ordering.”

One user went on to say, “You should patent that, you know this brilliant sign is going to show up all over the globe. Good for you. Have a great day,” and another one said: “People need to start using their manners more nowadays. People have forgotten that if you use your manners, you will get what you give.”

However, it came as a “shocker” for Simms, who said he was “just trying to be funny, not famous.” Shedding light on how he got the idea, 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.”

The shop owner has gained immense popularity after that and has even been interviewed on news channels. Check out a video in which he explains what made him put the sign out of his shop.

Watch the video here.


Amazing, isn’t it?

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  1. P
    Jun 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    Very badly needed in india. i hope indian restaurants follow suit. and why just restaurants, follow at every kind of service outlet.
    1. C
      Jun 16, 2017 at 11:44 pm
      I hope our people should follow this good way most of our guys ape west on many useless things but fail to follow the good ones like following que,counties approach,not to use public paces for easing,spitting following the road rules, respect to unformed guys etc specially some of the elected guys. People should know to use please and thanks these are the two words that are repeated so many millions of times in day to day transactions all over the west by many individuals. Jaihind
      1. T
        True Indian
        Jun 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm
        Excellent. In India, bosses addresses their "subordinates" as "Tu" / "Tum"(less respectful or disrespecting version of "You") instead of "Aap"(a respectful version of "You"). MFs think being in a higher designation makes them eligible to behave like masters of their subjects.
        1. P
          Jun 17, 2017 at 11:54 am
          agree, they call employees resources and treat them as slaves.