In solidarity with the world’s poor, a restaurant in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province of Damam fines customers who do not finish everything on their plates. The fines, which will be funneled to charities, are lenient, because offending customers decide how much they should pay. “As long as it is going to charity I am okay with the idea,” said one man after visiting the restaurant, adding, “I hope all restaurants in the province follow suit.” Another customer said, “I was surprised that I was fined, but to be honest, this is a good step to encourage doing good deeds.”
I have to say, I think it’s a brilliant idea with a brilliant purpose. I would patronize such an establishment. Think of it- if you don’t eat everything you order and pay a fine, the poor and hungry are helped. Brilliant.