Customer’s attitude determines coffeeshop prices


A COFFEESHOP in Johor Baru has put up several unusual notices including one that read: “Prices subject to changes according to customer's attitudes.”

China Press quoted its owner, known only as Ji, as saying it was a joke to cheer up customers while reminding them of their attitudes.

“I cannot help it if some people can't take a joke and ask why was I so arrogant,” he said.

The 57-year-old said he had a great sense of humour. “I love to collect jokes, meaningful proverbs and quotes.”

Other signs put up at the eatery in Taman Sri Tebrau are: “If you think the customer is always right, please turn left to exit” and “If you are arrogant, grouchy or irritable, there will be a RM10 charge”.

Some hawkers also wear T-shirts printed with the messages to show their support for Ji.

“The sign is also a gimmick to draw customers,” said Chen who mans the wanton mee stall. “Many people found out about it from their friends and come here to take photographs. Only a handful were offended by the messages and said they won't return.”

> Major Chinese dailies reported of Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai turning down a marriage proposal from her boyfriend and model Vivian Dawson twice.

Tsai supposedly felt that her Kiwi beau was insincere as he was merely popping the question without any follow-ups.

Media reports also speculated that Tsai, 33, was insecure in the nearly three-year relationship as Dawson had too many female friends.

“Also due to the bad experiences in her past courtships with singer Jay Chou and actor Eddie Peng she has changed her perception about marriage and felt that it is not the only path to happiness,” the reports said.

Tsai's manager has refuted the proposal claims.

Dawson, 29, was the male actor in one of Tsai's music videos.

Their romance was exposed after they were spotted holidaying in Japan in 2010.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


   

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