Staying at a high-end hotel comes with its own perks and perils. While we enjoy the comfort of a goose feather pillow and the complimentary breakfast spreads, we are often hit by the unreasonable pricing of food and beverages on the menu that just rips us off.
But we hardly complain about a bowl of french fries priced at Rs. 400 or two bananas coming for Rs. 442 because who wants to come across as a pinch-penny watchdog.
But, actor Rahul Bose decided to question the logic behind such a bizarre pricing policy.
You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at @JWMarriottChd #goingbananas #howtogetfitandgobroke #potassiumforkings pic.twitter.com/SNJvecHvZB
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 22, 2019
In the video shared by Rahul on his social media handle, he is seen giving a tour of his suite at a luxury hotel in Chandigarh where he is currently staying.
He then pointed out that he ordered two bananas at the hotel and was charged a whopping Rs. 442 for them.
He expressed how fruits at such hotels are harmful to our existence.
“You have to see this to believe it. Who said fruit wasn’t harmful to your existence? Ask the wonderful folks at @JWMarriottChd #goingbananas #howtogetfitandgobroke #potassiumforkings.”
Obviously, Twitter couldn’t stomach the pricey bananas and decided to serve their opinions on a platter and hilariously expressed their distress too.
— Poulomi Saha (@PoulomiMSaha) July 22, 2019
Basically they dont have a system to enter 2 bananas in their billing software.. so they charged you for an entire fruit platter..
Tho so many hotels have fruit basket in the room.
— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) July 22, 2019
Its not just banana..its called ullu Banana..😤
— SOUMYA RANJAN (@soumya_tweet) July 23, 2019
IMO, It’s not about how to invoice.
For such trivial items no Hotel worth it’s name charges their guets!!
I’m equally perplexed with Quality of 🍌, not expected from a 5* hotel!!!
Very poor #JWM
— a.$huk£a (@A_Shukla7) July 22, 2019
gold plated Bananas ?
— કડક ચા कडक चहा வலுவான தேநீர் (@KadakChaa) July 22, 2019
With that money you would have got 140 bananas at the markets in Pune 😂😂😂
— Ramesh P (@rameshpill77) July 24, 2019
@JWMarriottChd Is this how you cheat your guests by charging GST wrongfully ? I wonder how many crores you must have frisked out till date from your guests by this way of cheating. This is day light robbery.@GST_Council
— Maheedhar Naidu (@maheedharspeaks) July 23, 2019
That's the feeling one gets when they watch your movies at the cinema
— Faking Ghafoora (@BipWit) July 23, 2019
A guy in front of me in que at @cinemaxindialtd Kalyan , ordered 3 regular Pepsi and a regular pop corn, was amazed to hear the Bill amount – 890 Rupees only
— Dr.Love (@vaibhav87in) July 23, 2019
So a dozen would cost 2700/- !!!
In that case in India crores of families couldnt buy a dozen of bananas even after day night labour for 30 days…
The real truth of divirsities of our country…
Well shared an worthy clip…
Thanks to you Dear Mr.Bose
— Anerbban Dutta (@ANERBBANDUTTA) July 22, 2019
Let's supply banana to @JWMarriottChd now that we know what they sell at …..I see a business venture here for myself
— Aarti Thakur (@aartithakurjha) July 22, 2019
Now that’s what you call chutiya banana. 🍌
— C (@sisenorbobby) July 24, 2019
It’s natural to go bananas over such exorbitant pricing. Anyways, now we really know why they say there are no free lunches.
Though we can’t help but wish that the farmers who toiled for ages to grow the delicious fruit got a half-decent cut in it considering its final pricing.