Tourist absolutely rages after being charged €2 for sandwich to be cut in half
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A tourist is absolutely seething for having to pay €2 (AUD $3.36) for asking for their sandwich to be cut in half.
Look, we all know that while we’re on vacation, our wallet continuously shrinks due to flights, travel insurance, and possibly a new wardrobe.
But never did we think cutting a sanga would add to those costs.
One tourist travelling in Italy discovered the ugly truth when they purchased a sandwich from Bar Pace in Gera Lario and charged €2 for the meal to be cut in half.
And hell hath no fury when a disgruntled customer takes to the keyboard.
“There were two of us, and we asked for a toasted sandwich to share at the table,” he wrote, sharing his receipt to TripAdvisor from the visit.
“We have to pay because the toast was cut in half?”
I don’t even want to know how much sparkling water costs at this establishment.
However, the bar’s owner was quick to clap back at the complaint.
“Additional requests have a cost,” the bar’s owner Cristina Biacchi told La Repubblica outlet, as per Courier Mail.
“We had to use two plates instead of one and the time to wash them is doubled, and then two placemats.
“It wasn’t a simple toasted sandwich, there were also French fries inside. It took us time to cut it in two.”
The owner added that the customer didn’t complain at the time, and if they did, they would have dropped the price.
Similarly, recently a restaurant came under fire for charging customers for live music.
One Reddit user by the name of AsperLDN97 posted a receipt showing that his girlfriend and her three friends were each charged $8 for live music.
"GF and her friends were charged for live music at a restaurant," they explained in their Reddit post.
"Is this a new thing? Never come across this before."
Shockingly, a few people admitted they had witnessed this.
"We did this at a restaurant I worked at. We had music every night and the menu stated there was an $8 cover charge per person when there was music playing. The money went right to the musician(s). Nobody ever complained, the key was having signs everywhere," one person said.
While another commented: “Cover charge for listening to live music has been around for years but they normally collect fees at the door. However, people don’t really carry cash now so they add it to the bill instead.”