Sep 11, 2009

Great New Way to Keep Hobos Out [Money Matters]

Why doesn't NYC's Commerce restaurant allow you to pay for its American food with "Asian, French and Italian accents" in cash? Because this way, the poors don't sneak in.

The cards-only policy went into effect earlier this summer. Now the WSJ gets right down to it:

"If you don't have a credit card, you can use a debit card," said the restaurant's co-owner, Tony Zazula. "If you don't have a debit card, you probably don't have a checking account. And if you don't have a checking account, you probably shouldn't be eating at Commerce to begin with."

No more hobos straggling in to spend their panhandling proceeds on marinated Hamachi ceviche with yuzu, tomato, chile and cilantro! Problem solved.

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