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Ah, the US, so warm, so welcoming to strangers who sound


Burlington Vermont restaurants have been adding an automatic 18% surcharge to the bills of patrons whom the think are either Canadian or European.

"Well Vermonters, it was gratuitous while it lasted. Before getting exposed by a local newspaper, servers at Burlington restaurants would customarily tack on an automatic 18% gratuity for suspected French-Canadian tourists. The practice apparently went by the weird and uncomfortable sounding name of "Queeb tax". Now that this xenophobic policy has been uncovered, we think of other creative ways to deal with unruly restaurant customers."

I have no problem charging people who cause problems a surcharge, but everybody, regardless of whether they are from Quebec or not.

A tax for being Canadian??


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