He posted this sign on Sunday, and by Monday a picture of it was in a paper in England.
Austin Simms, a barista at CUPS Coffee & Tea in Roanoke, Virgina, was just trying to be funny and remind people that being polite can make a difference. He told a local TV station, "I decided because I need to solve all the injustices of the world to start charging more for people who didn't take the time to say hello and connect and realize we're all people behind the counter."
Owner Olivia Byrd confirmed that the higher pricing was a joke and no one has actually paid $5 for a cup of coffee. The sign has worked - they've also increased politeness, and customers have loved the joke.
Our question is...why does it take someone making a sign for people to be polite? Let's be the difference makers today!