I took the this photo ages ago, the sign is pinned on the the Green Hut in Hanover Square, which has a very handy rest rank – perfect for those cabbies that need to urgently visit the Apple Store on Regent Street.
But that isn’t the purpose of my post, it’s all about the sign. This sign throws up many questions, the answers to which I am at a loss to even guess at. Coffee is 25% more expensive than tea, hot chocolate & bovril 150% more expensive, and a cappuccino 100% more expensive than a normal coffee. As price structures go, it seems a bit arbitrary to say the least and I really do need to try a cappuccino from here as I’m sure they don’t have a proper espresso machine. I suspect it might be of the packet variety.
But the stand out feature of this sign is the bit at the bottom. Those of a more sneaky disposition than yours truly might try and whip up a ” cabbies sugar surcharge” type controversy, but I’m just amazed that there is any need for the sign in the first place. 4, 5 or 6 sugars!!! In one cup of tea??? Why not just eat a couple of lumps of sugar instead and wash them down with a bit of hot water? I mean really, 6 sugars, must be for all that energy needed driving a cab.