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http://news.distractify.com/culture/c...

Very interesting, although perfectly obvious after reading about it.

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  1. I just popped on here to share this piece (though from another link - the original Craigslist post has been pulled, but apparently multiple sites snagged the text).

    No idea if it's a legit piece or just someone venting, but it rings true to me, in my (somewhat limited) observations of customer behavior at restaurants.

    1. Another thread here:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9823...

      1. That was an interesting read. Thank you for posting it!

        1. I was just going to share this too. I find if you are in a public place and aren't staring at your phone these days you feel like a stalker.

          1. The original piece was clearly a fake -- no server spends five minutes at one table looking at something on a guest's phone, let alone at every table -- but in its exaggerated way makes some useful points. I find endless flash photography, especially in dimly-lit restaurants, particularly annoying.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

            1. cell phones slow most everything down, traffic, check out lanes, pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk. No reason to think restaurants are immune to the disease.

              1. More of the same here:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/982312