Proving that there really must be something in the water across the pond, a British businessman has paid $127 (or £75 GBP) for three bottles of sparkling mineral water from a swanky London hotel.
All because of the hotel bar's absurd minimum charge policy.
After entertaining a client at the bar of the five-star Wellesley hotel on July 17, Real estate agent Edward Heaton asked for the check -- a fairly standard operation. What was printed on it, however, came as a surprise: For three 500-ml bottles of San Pellegrino, the bar was charging £75 ($127).
“For £75, we probably could have had a nice glass of wine each or maybe even a bottle of champagne", Heaton told The Independent.
Each bottle of water cost approximately $9.32 (or £5.50), an already ridiculous amount to spend on the most abundant compound on Earth. But the bill skyrocketed by almost $85, because the bar's minimum charge policy mandates after 4pm each day, customers must spend at least $42 (or £25) respectively.