There’s a restaurant critic in Houston complaining that restaurants are, can you believe it, charging for valet parking. Here’s the money quote:
Roggen writes, “It is not fair to have restaurant patrons pay to park when dining out. You are going to tip for your dinner or lunch, so why the extra for parking? Restaurant patrons should boycott restaurants that charge for valet parking.
So let’s see,,,Restaurants are supposed to hire valets, pay for space to park the cars, provide insurance and the rest, and then raise prices on everyone who eats at the restaurant to cover the costs, so this guy can park for free.
Come on, its time to get serious. As the late great Herb Citrin would say — “They will pay $10 for a martini, but won’t pay $3 to park their car.”
Sheesh. What next, free desserts with every entree?