Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Having here

In New Zealand – and most western economies, some claptrap about “unique surroundings”, cost of staff and other “surcharge” drivel is used to charge a premium for “eating in” even when the food is identical to that which can be purchased and taken away.

Today in Singapore I saw a sign advising patrons not “having here” that there was a charge ($0.20) for takeaway. Eating out is so common that it is the nuisance value of preparing a takeaway rather than “having here” which commands the premium.

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