Anorak News | Dutch Couple In India Pay $204 For Four Samosas

Dutch Couple In India Pay $204 For Four Samosas

by | 17th, November 2008

TO India where a Dutch couple visiting India’s Bihar state, are asked to pay 10,000 rupees ($204) for four samosas, “the spicy potato-stuffed snack”.

They paid the sum to a hawker at the famous cattle fair in Sonepur after a “heated argument”. The price worked out at $51 per samosa. They normally cost about two rupees 50 paise, about five US cents.

The tourists then sought help from police who forced the salesman to return 9,990 rupees ($203.87). The Sonepur cattle fair runs for a month every year from the middle of November and is attended by a large number of foreign tourists.

This all seems terribly unfair on the salesman, who is only responding to raising food prices. It is Anorak assumption that the samosas contain beans.

The Stupidity Tax is under active consideration by Gordon Brown’s administration to be introduced in time for the 2012 Olympics…

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