Coffee shop offers big discount to customers who ask nicely


Sign outside the CUPS Coffee & Tea shop 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A coffee shop in Virginia, is trying to spread politeness by offering deep discounts to those customers who ask for the drink in a polite manner.

CUPS Coffee & Tea in Grandin Village, put a sign in front of their shop, offering a 35 percent discounts to customers who ask for their coffee along with a hello and please.

The sign reads: “One small coffee $5.00. One small coffee, please $3.00. Hello, I'd like one small coffee please $1.75.

Austin Simms, who is the owner of the CUPS Coffee & Tea shop, said that he was just trying to be funny. Simms was trying to get his customer to realize that the people behind the counter need a good word.

He is also trying to promote more tolerance and politeness.

Simms wrote the message on Sunday, and by Monday, his story spread around the world.