Customer Receipt Includes a fee for ‘One Stupid Question’


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Tom’s Diner in Denver has a funny menu item which looks a bit odd when you see it on your meal receipt. They’ll charge you $0.38 cents for “One stupid question”. The menu displays other items under “Healthy Options” that don’t make it to your receipt. “Skip your next meal – $ Money Well Saved” or there is “Walk Home – Priceless.” Neither cost anything, both elicit smiles from diners.

It’s all about not taking yourself too seriously. We’re not here for a long time, so let’s enjoy ourselves and try to make the most of this life.

Hunter Landry (Manager at Tom’s Diner) as told to Chrissy Callahan for Today.

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The actual .38 cents charge must be considered worth the money by customers because there is no mention of customer complaints at being charged for a chuckle.

Does Tom’s Diner collect sales taxes on that portion of the bill? Does the state of Colorado classify humor as taxable? And does Tom’s pay 3 or 4 cents or so out of that amount in taxes to the state of Colorado and city of Denver? They might be setting aside something to build a new website for the business because the domain name is parked now – even though the internet archive has old snapshots of the site that was gone as of publish date.

They used to charge $.48 cents for Stupid Questions (plural) but started charging $.38 cents for “One Stupid Question” – apparently all you can eat stupid was more than the staff could take?

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