You may have heard there’s “no such thing as a stupid question.” Well, not at Tom’s Diner the beloved Denver, Colorado eatery. In fact, it’ll cost you.
Recently a customer uploaded a photo of their receipt to Reddit. Reddit users who saw the photo weren’t really outraged at all, with many being largely supportive of the shaming tactic.
“If I got paid to listen to people’s stupid questions I’d probably be a billionaire,” one person commented.
“They charge you 38 cents? S—, if I charged for every stupid question I was asked, I’d be f—–[g] rich,” another commented.
Interestingly the $0.38 upcharge should not have come as a surprise to the customer, because the restaurant lists its price for a “stupid question” under the “Sides” section of its menu. And according to some, asking a Tom’s Diner server what constitutes a “stupid question” a fineable offense in and of itself. it's not known what stupid question led to the charge.