It’s not true according to “Ansam”… I’d like to share it with whoever reads my blog.
I got an email from Q8SMS‘s mailing list which tells that the “Consumer Protection” thingy in the government have prohibited service charge from restaurants.
I wont talk much over junky stuff… So I’ll make you read instead =P…
And, as “Ansam” confirmed, it IS legal as long as the service charge goes between %10~%15… And I’ll quote from her blog:
Yes.. You read it right, service charge in restaurants in Kuwait is NOT illegal! I called 135 earlier today myself and inquired about it. He explained that a service charge around 10-15% charge is not illegal, in fact its an exchange of service for them to provide you with table, bread, butter, and sometimes water.. that kinda service when you DINE IN the restaurant!
Reason I called them up is because I kept receiving this email that has been circulating around, and also a facebook message about it.
So just to clarify things… its legal 🙂
Bottom line is… Don’t believe every single thing you get in your email… Specially when sent by individual untrustful personel… To be honest, I bought that crap for a minute or two then I read Ansam’s post…
I was actually hoping it was illegal… Atleast, I could save few for some chocolate and cookies =D