It is reported that restaurants that play ABBA music get bigger tips.
Now restaurant music, live or canned,
With singers, or perhaps a band,
Is often for the diners played,
While eating and before they’ve paid.
Some people like it, some do not,
While others might but not a lot,
But it is clear that it does set,
The ambience that they will get.
The ambience, if it’s not right,
Can make the diners rather tight,
Whereas some different music may,
Encourage them some more to pay.
I speak of tips, you may have guessed,
Along with nearly all the rest,
And recently it has been found,
Tips are more likely to abound,
When ABBA is the group of choice,
With instruments and also voice.
Their music while they eat their food,
Puts people in a happy mood,
And this, as many people say,
Means they will likely extra pay.
So ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Waterloo’,
To mention only one or two,
Should be the music best to play,
At night and also in the day,
So restaurants can get to grips,
And maximise their diners’ tips.
So if you’re eating out beware,
Don’t take with you much cash that’s spare,
For if they songs of ABBA play,
You might just give it all away.
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