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7/12/2009

Free water in restaurants?

There are people demanding free drinking water from posh restaurants. How audacious! If they want to drink free water, go to the tap. Just as one of the posh restaurant owners said, they served great culinary fare. Why would people go to their restaurants to drink tap water? Ridiculous. These must be the cheapskates or people who cannot afford high class restaurants. They should confine themselves to eating at hawker centres. Incidentally, water is not free. Our water comes with a 30% water conservation tax. And that is huge in any terms. This outrageous tax has been in practice and the dumb people have been paying for, I think, more than 10 years or 20 years without complaining. Recently some little noises have been heard calling for the abolition of this highhanded tax to be removed. After so many years, the people must have learned to handle our precious water with care and not to waste them. The message must have gone through. Apparently not. It is here to stay no matter how nonsensical is the reasoning. Hit the people in the pocket where it hurts. But this policy is good and efficient. It may be obnoxious and totally arrogant to slam the people with this kind of reasoning and policy, but it is damn effective. Other then curbing some abuses of water, the revenue is handsome and can be used to pay people more handsomely. No matter how much I dislike this policy, its virtue is irresistible. I would like to suggest that the same reasoning and policy be introduced to curb wastage of petrol. Hit the drivers with another 30% petrol conservation tax. This can be extended to food wasting. Too much food are wasted by our unrestrained habit of eating and eating all day long. 30% rice and food conservation tax will ensure that the people save on food consumption and eat lesser. The benefits are tremendous. No need for wasting time in school children with obese problems. No need extra training for obese NSmen. No need to waste foreign exchange to import more food. And the additional revenue can be used to reward those who implement such policies. Anyone still want free water? Or is there free water?

8 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

Hehe, just joke only hor!

What about a blogging tax? Levying it will shut up all the whiners and ranters and the govt. can concentrate on what tax to levy next?

What about a GAIA conservation tax, use less electricity to save the world?

I totally agree with the restaurants levying a charge on tap water. If one is so calculative and frugal, stay at home and cook. When dining out, we want to do it in style. Pay for everything but expect great service just with a snapping of the fingers! But with the proliferation of restaurants, finding a really fine dining one is no easy task. Most are wannabes and not worth the paid drinking water even.

Anonymous said...

i will eat any time at hawker centres than those posh eateries, call me cheap...stop encouraging the profiteering, God give us water, vegetations, and meat all free, we should be paying reasonable prices only for services unless of one can create ...

you make me hungry for hawker food.

redbeansg1 said...

there are different worlds existing side be side. there are those who would just pay for the service and anything they fancied. there are those who would want to make their money count, money worth. there are those who will be very careful with their money.

there are govt for the people. there are govt for themselves. there are govt dunno for who or what.

redbean said...

there are different worlds existing side be side. there are those who would just pay for the service and anything they fancied. there are those who would want to make their money count, money worth. there are those who will be very careful with their money.

the high class restaurants should put up a notice saying they only welcome the rich and famous. then those who are not rich and famous can just stay away.

Anonymous said...

Same as those who bathe in bathtubs full of chanel no 5.

Can afford just pay for it.

Mati tidak apa, style mau.

Lost Citizen

redbean said...

look at it in another way, some of these restaurants are damn cocky and don't deserve our patronage. they really sneered at their customers for asking for water. sometimes the reason is genuine or medical.

i remember a lady who asked for some hot water to mix with milk powder for her baby. the restaurant eventually apologised for their aloofness. but damage was already done.

the people should boycott those cocky restaurants that think they could survive on filthy rich customers.

Matilah_Singapura said...

People dumb enough to pay too much money for too little food deserved to pay for water (dihydrogen oxide).

Fucking idiots!

redbean said...

i am waiting for people to feel so insulted by the comments from the restaurants and stay away from these cocky snob places. but so far the insults are quite happily received.