For many of us, the day doesn’t truly start until we’ve had that invigorating first cup of coffee. However, in our morning grogginess, we may unintentionally forget our manners when interacting with the hardworking baristas who serve us. But one coffee store worker has had enough and is determined to teach rude customers a lesson in a hilarious and eye-opening way!

Austin, the witty and charismatic barista at CUPS Coffee and Tea, has decided to take matters into his own hands to address the issue of rudeness from customers. With a dash of humor and a sprinkle of genius, he came up with a brilliant idea that quickly caught the attention of coffee lovers worldwide.

Imagine walking up to the CUPS Coffee and Tea shop and being greeted by an unmissable sign that reads:
“One small coffee” $5.00
“One small coffee, please” $3.00
“Hello, I’d like one small coffee please.” $1.75

The price difference for a simple “small coffee” depending on the level of politeness might seem amusing, but there’s a deeper message behind this amusing pricing scheme. Austin revealed, “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.”

Within days, the sign went viral, resonating with people from all walks of life. Social media erupted with praise for Austin’s creativity and the importance of good manners in today’s society. One user expressed, “Good for him! People need to start using their manners more nowadays. People have forgotten that if you use your manners, you will get what you give.”

Another commenter added, “I don’t get people. Kindness is awesome, loving, genuinely caring…that’s life to me. Without kindness, there is nothing. And a bonus, it always always comes back to you.” This sentiment echoes the truth that the ripple effect of kindness can transform lives and create a more compassionate world.

The significance of instilling good manners early on in life was emphasized by a third person who shared a heartwarming anecdote. “My son still gets odd comments and stares from someone because he says ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘No, sir’ every time. His response to those comments? ‘My mama said that was the right thing to do.’ Manners are important and need to be instilled early. Just sayin’.”

In a world where busy schedules and constant distractions can make us forget the value of simple pleasantries, Austin’s sign serves as a witty and timely reminder. Let us all be more mindful of the impact of our words and actions on others, whether at a coffee shop or anywhere else. As we navigate our daily lives, let us embrace kindness, empathy, and respect, for these small gestures can truly make a significant difference in someone’s day.

So, the next time you order your morning coffee, remember to flash that warm smile and greet your friendly barista with a heartfelt “Hello” because, as Austin has demonstrated, a little kindness goes a long way. And who knows, you might just make someone’s day brighter with a simple act of politeness!