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Coffee Shop Decides They've Had Enough, Put Up New Sign - It's Going Viral

Some people are just born with a good sense of humor, others develop their funny bone as they grow older. That said, funny comes in many flavors, and Grandin Village in the Roanoke Valley is known as a place where people appreciate dry wit and polite society.

In testament to this local vibe, the following words appeared on a sandwich board outside CUPS Coffee & Tea in Grandin Village:

"One small coffee" - $5.00

"One small coffee, please" - $3.00

"Hello, I'd like one small coffee please." - $1.75

The reaction to the sign has been overwhelmingly positive. Most readers appreciated the establishment’s perspective on politeness, and an upcharge if customers don't say "hello" and "please”.

The owner of CUPS, Austin Simms, said his goal was to be funny, not famous.

"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 commented.

Simms wrote the message on a Sunday. By Monday, a paper in England had written a story on it, and by Wednesday, it was a media frenzy outside his humble coffee shop.

Source: WDBJ 7

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