There are charges for cakeage and corkage, we now have the first vomit charge.
A child in a restaurant on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast vomited on the floor and a staff member had to clean it up.
The child’s mother was charged $10 to go toward the cost of the clean up.
The clean up required that that section of the restaurant be closed until it was completed as well as the time for the staff member to do the cleaning, equipment clean / sanitise and to recover from it afterwards. It would certainly have cost more than the $10 charge.
The mother has reported the charge on social media and there has been a lot of negative feedback to the restaurant.
The restaurant has apologised for imposing the charge and has offered to refund it.
The question is – was the restaurant right in making the charge to start with?
Secondly – should it have to make the apology and refund offer?
Do we now live in a society where others are just supposed to clean up after you with no recognition that they are doing it (including payment)?
Or is the restaurant just trying to make money?
So was the vomit charge right or wrong?