We’ve berated Starbucks et al. Now let’s hear it for the honest cheat. We applaud you senor.
A theatre (Quim Marce’s theater in the town of Bescano – north of Barcelona) in Spain was going bust because he Spanish government raised tax on theatre tickets to 21% with the result that punters were giving up on going out. It was a peseta too far.
But Quim Marce (the owner) spotted a loophole whilst on a trip to his local market.
The humble, grubby carrot; donkey food down the old Iberian peninsula has given the tax man a sidestep and comes in at a mere 4%.
So, cue a change in pricing strategy down the old Quim Marce Theatre. You no longer buy theatre tickets, you buy carrots (for the same price as before) and gain free entry to the theatre as a thank you.
His season next year will compose of
- Romeo and Julienne,
- The Importance of Being Par-boiled,
- Death of a Carrot Salesman,
- A Streetcar Named Desiree (potato and baby carrot salad),
- Glengarry Glenross variety,
- Speed the Plow,
- View from a Bridge by the Allotment,