A new high-end Italian restaurant in Texas has a rule that diners are not allowed to have their smartphones with them at any point. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO TAKE PICTURES OF MY FOOD!?
Customers must lock their cellphones in a bag that won’t be unlocked — until they walk out the door. The staff will be on the lookout for diners who disobey. What happens if they disobey!? Apparently, you will be kindly asked to put your phone in a the bag. I was kinda hoping for some public shaming of some sort. But, the idea is to create a place where customers can disconnect — and actually talk to each other without constant distraction. I appreciate the concept…but I do kinda want to go and cause a scene. I’m kidding. Sort of. 😉 – @masononthemic