For people that love to eat, but hate having to do all the work, a new “maid cafe” has recently opened in Hangzhou.
In case you are blissfully unfamiliar with the concept, this kind of cafe began in Japan before spreading overseas. The shop is staffed by young ladies from local universities who are dressed up in French maid costumes and subserviently serve their masters (customers) in any way they can — even spoon-feeding patrons if asked.
This could be why tipping is making a comeback in China.
According to ChinaNews, the new cafe in Hangzhou has already drawn in droves of diners curious for a taste of role play. “We are becoming more and more like Japan,” worried one web user.
While some might find the concept objectionable, it appears to be popular for both customers and staff. Back in 2011, one of these cafes opened in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. Three days after posting a job listing online, the shop received over 90 applications from wannabe pretend house servants.
Of course, the real money to be maid in this business is working for yourself and offering your crab-peeling services on Taobao.
[Images via ChinaNews]