A Restaurant Charged Customers for the Air They Breathed

Flickr user Lea Latumahina, via Munchies

Flickr user Lea Latumahina, via Munchies

While some of those unexpected extras are pretty fair (that waiter did manage not to sneer when you asked for gluten free gnocchi, after all), even the most profit margin-obsessed budget eatery wouldn’t charge its diners for the air they breathe, right?

Wrong. Get ready to reevaluate your opinion of stingy business owners: a restaurant in eastern China is being slammed after charging patrons an “air cleaning fee.”

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, a restaurant in Zhangjiagang city in the country’s Jiangsu Province charged its customers one yuan ($0.15 or 10p) each to cover the cost of purifying the air inside the building.

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