After Rahul Bose twitter post, another tweet made on Saturday which was related to the same pricing issue has stormed the social media. Another victim of overcharging, named Kartik Dhar took to the twitter to share that he had been charged Rs 1700 for two boiled eggs. Yes, you heard it right. He also did the same as Rahul Bose did earlier, he attached a screenshot of the bill which shows that for the boiled eggs by the Four Seasons hotel in Mumbai, the amount charged was 1700 bucks.
Previously, the five-star hotel in Chandigarh, JW Marriott, became the victim of online trolling when actor Rahul Bose showed that for two bananas, the hotel staff had charged him more than Rs. 400. He took to twitter as the medium and had attached a screenshot of the bill, which then further went viral on social media.
After paying Rs 1,700 at Central Mumbai’s Four Seasons Hotel for two boiled eggs as well as the goods and services tax at 18 percent, author-photographer Kartik Dhar tweeted out a picture of his bill.
The bill copy also showed the price of omelets at the same rate as boiled eggs, and Diet Coke at Rs 260. After Rahul Bose, now this thing has caught fire on social media. Not only this, in his tweet he also tagged Bose in his tweet, asking if they should protest.
Well, it can be recalled that after the controversy over price of bananas which also involved Bose, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) justified the high price earlier.
“a hotel offers service, quality, plate, cutlery, accompaniment, sanitised fruit, ambiance and luxury and not the commodity alone,” FHRAI vice president Gurbaxish Singh Kohli had said.
He has also added that while a coffee which is available at Rs 10 on a roadside stall, the same in a luxury hotel may perhaps be served at Rs 250. One should take note that the eggs are the preferred snack in the financial capital, and vendors dot each neighbourhood as well as business district, vending the protein source for a small portion of the price charged by the hotel.
Last month, the actor Rahul Bose had shared a post on Twitter talking about the ‘harmful to your existence’ bananas.
He tweeted, “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”