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How cell phones slow down restaurant service

Phaedrus Jul 13, 2014 07:38 PM

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

Very interesting, although perfectly obvious after reading about it.

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  1. ElsieDee RE: Phaedrus Jul 13, 2014 07:56 PM

    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. Kris in Beijing RE: Phaedrus Jul 13, 2014 08:11 PM

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

      1. Firegoat RE: Phaedrus Jul 14, 2014 06:15 AM

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

        1. Berheenia RE: Phaedrus Jul 19, 2014 12:45 PM

          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. MC Slim JB RE: Phaedrus Jul 19, 2014 12:53 PM

            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/

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              genoO RE: Phaedrus Jul 19, 2014 01:53 PM

              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. Midlife RE: Phaedrus Jul 19, 2014 02:55 PM

                More of the same here:

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

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