₹1700 for 2 eggs. Are 5 stars too greedy?
Created on 06 Sep 2022
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Updated on 12 Sep 2023
There stands a stall in front of my gym. Every day, post workout, I would go and stand there, and bhaiya would hand me a plate with two boiled eggs. In exchange, I would hand him a 20 and relish the eggs. In contrast to this is a bill below for two boiled eggs for an amount you wouldn’t be able to guess in your wildest dreams.
Recently, Kartik Dhar, founder & CEO of Glitstreet, posted a bill on social media where he had paid ₹1,700 for two eggs at a restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. His post called to mind the rampant profiteering by Five-star hotels. Similarly, actor Rahul Bose complained that he was billed ₹442 for two bananas at a five-star hotel. Four Seasons, Taj Hotel, and J.W. Marriot all fall into this pricey 5-star hotel category. But how does one justify charging ₹1700 for an item that costs ₹20 and ₹442 that costs ₹6?
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