SERVICE CHARGE- 10%
Hindi films like- Kyaaaa????? Doubt. Ab ye naya Service charge kya hai bhaai? I mean I know what Service Tax is. I also know what VAT is. But what is this new funda? And wo bhi 10%!!!! I assume that is the new technical word given to a prefixed tip.....but then again, does that mean you don’t leave a tip? But isn’t that really rude?
Now the funny thing here is, the hotel wala’s are being cheap enough to put a price on their own service (which was pretty non-existent in this current restaurant case), and still better they play with the customer’s psyche who will think “No ya...how can I not leave anything?....Looks bad”.......So most people who qualify as decent folks end up paying twice. Whatever happened to all those hoity-toity hotelier ethics?
Another funny thing I realised when typing this is, somehow a tip to a large extent is not even for the real cause itself......because every time you go to a fancy place, the green leaving your pocket as scraps is far more, than when you are in an average so- so-ish dhaaba.......and that is pretty irrespective of the service you receive at all.
For the record, we still left a tip....but this is something I really wish to understand....What does a Service Charge imply? Explanations would be welcome.