A silly poll

To invent news during the silly season, the NZ Herald has a summer poll series, and today’s poll is on whether surcharges on public holidays are acceptable.

Personally this is a silly thing to ask people, as it doesn’t matter what they think. This isn’t an issue decided by law – each restaurant can charge what it likes, and if you don’t like it you won’t go there for dinner.

If a restaurant wants to, it could announce a 30% surcharge on Thursdays. Or a 20% discount if you dine while Coronation Street is shown on TV.

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