In a completely shocking turn, Brunei has passed a bill which makes tips required and much to people’s consternation the country has made the amount that needs to be tipped proportional to the size of the belly.
This law has been passed, it appears, because of the notion that a belly represents satisfaction and wealth. People with potbellies have become outraged.
“Yes, I have a round or roundish belly. But, that does not mean I am wealthy. It means I am lazy. They are taxing laziness,” one anonymous citizen stated.
A yoga instructor, on the other hand, says: “It will definitely help people get in shape. It is a good thing that they want to lose some (fat) with the purpose of not losing some (money). Namaste.”
(The articles at The Other Newspaper are fictitious. The purpose of The Other Newspaper is to give the public a new, disturbing and humorous reflection of the way we consume news on traditional media and posts on the social media that make the recipient question whether the world needs to change and whether one can live online.)