On the news this week I heard that there is a restaurant in California that offers an incentive to its patrons who are willing to give up their cellphones while at dinner. The rationale is that we all need to enjoy the company we keep, as well as the food and ambiance that are available to us.
My very first thought was, “How much of an incentive?” The answer: 5% off the bill.
My second thought was, “That’s it? Why bother?”
My next thought was, “How pathetic that we need to be incited to give up our phones during dinner!”
My last thought, “How pathetic am I for thinking those first two thoughts!”