Eating instead of Talking can save you 5%

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2012/08/17 13:49:14 (permalink)

Eating instead of Talking can save you 5%

Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles   http://www.evarestaurantla.com/  offers diners a 5% discount for leaving their phones with the receptionist for the entirety of the meal.

http://money.cnn.com/2012...hone-discount/index.html
 
Good thing I also have a camera.
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    fishtaco
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 13:58:34 (permalink)
    My first act as King, will to blow up all the cell phone towers. Hate them, do not have one, do not want one.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 14:45:49 (permalink)
    Without a cell phone it's difficult to call Domino's from your car to order a pie delivered to your house.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 15:42:30 (permalink)
    Big deal.........  5% discount on a $50.00 meal = $2.50
    HOWEVER I DO like the idea and wish more owners of business would put up signs stating NO cell phone usage while shopping or while dining!
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 15:46:18 (permalink)
    The ASU Sun Devil Football Team is training at Camp Tontozona up in the White Mountains. The first rule the new coach put in was "NO cell phones at Camp"!
    Those guys are going nuts! You'd think he was waterboarding them!
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 15:54:19 (permalink)
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    Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles   http://www.evarestaurantla.com/  offers diners a 5% discount for leaving their phones with the receptionist for the entirety of the meal.
    http://money.cnn.com/2012...hone-discount/index.html
    Good thing I also have a camera.

    If it were my Restaurant, I'd have a sign by the front door:
    "NO Cell Phone use permitted. We're not interested in listening to your stupid conversations. Turn your cell phone off and enjoy your meal.
    Anyone found using a cell phone will have a 25% Cell Phone Annoyance Fee added to their bill!" 
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 16:03:22 (permalink)
    Cell Phone Addiction is now an official disease
    http://healthmad.com/addiction/cell-phone-addiction/
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 16:11:31 (permalink)
    It's not the money, Greg... it's the cell phone use. 
     
    It's an incentive but even more, it was free advertising.
     
    I don't like cell phone use by those I'm sitting next to, across from or anywhere that I can here their conversation.
     
    I've seen two people at a table in a restaurant, both on their cell phones.  It's just rude.
     
    What did these people do before cell phones?
     
    I have one but rarely use it as a phone. 
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 18:10:20 (permalink)
    Oh I agree Mar.......  as usual I was being somewhat sarcastic!
    Agreed however about being obnoxious while trying to eat and having someone either behind you or next to you yakking like there was no tomorrow!
    One time recently we went to Souplantation and were there for about an hour or so eating and a young woman sitting next to us had been there before us and was still there when we left........the ENTIRE time as she eating she had the other ear pinned down with her phone and was talking with god only knows who!
    Having to listen to loud obnoxious people on cell phones bugs the hell outta me!  
    Another thing too is the ring tones that some people use!  OMG!
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 19:52:03 (permalink)
    You'd hate mine.  I have the Geico piggy....
     
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/17 20:17:08 (permalink)

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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 01:06:35 (permalink)
    I'm old.I'm cranky............I earned it!  I use a cellphone for emergencies (power co is #1 on speed dial) and on long trips.............or to pick someone up at the airport when I;m patiently waiting in the cell phone lot.
     
    But
     
    I'm not sure what is worse, the cellphone that goes off or the loud obnoxious table next to me who is usually well into the 4th round of drinks and hooting over something ( and I won't get sexist and mention what).
     
    seems to me, the proper etiquette is:
    a. turn the ring down or to vibrate, supra-orgasm or whatever else they now have BEFORE you are seated
    b. Take the call........if you are at another table I don't care...as long as you speak quietly
    c. Need to get "vocal"?.Take it outside..............excuse yourself from the table and go
    d. You are at my table?...........Apologize that you need to take the call, and get your butt up and go somewhere else until you are done
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 01:16:56 (permalink)
    Agreed!
     
     
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 03:03:12 (permalink)
    When you keep your phone you get to earn charm points by texting how nice your dinner companion looks and get a nice awww. Then when it bothers the table next to you...you can text what's their problem? I don't know. Do you think it's us? Maybe.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 09:57:51 (permalink)
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    seems to me, the proper etiquette is:
    a. turn the ring down or to vibrate, supra-orgasm or whatever else they now have BEFORE you are seated
    b. Take the call........if you are at another table I don't care...as long as you speak quietly
    c. Need to get "vocal"?.Take it outside..............excuse yourself from the table and go
    d. You are at my table?...........Apologize that you need to take the call, and get your butt up and go somewhere else until you are done
    Absolutely.  And hopefully if it's necessary to leave the table others will take notice.  If they're not too busy talking on their phones, that is.
     
    Before long restaurants might start having phone/non-phone sections.  And maybe photo/non-photo, too.
    post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2012/08/18 09:59:28
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 11:58:39 (permalink)
    I too HATE cell phones, but I'd rather see someone talking on one in a restaurant than yapping away while trying to drive!
    When someone in my place starts any loud conversation on one, the get my look, if that doesn't do the trick, I tell them to take it outside...doesn't happen very often!
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 12:50:33 (permalink)
    Really don't see how talking on a cell phone is any different than talking to a dining companion. Especially if they talk at a respectful volume.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 13:21:27 (permalink)
    Cameras are just as much if not more of a nuisance for many people in a restaurant.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 17:17:22 (permalink)
    ces1948
    Really don't see how talking on a cell phone is any different than talking to a dining companion. Especially if they talk at a respectful volume.

    That's the problem---They don't talk at a "Respectful Volume". People don't respect others today. They Blab away like they're the only people in existence and it's their world. It's also sad to see people become so addicted to these things that they feel so insecure without one in their hand. Granted, they're good to have in an emergency but not for talking incessantly.
    The world went round & round B.C.----Before Cellphones!
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 17:30:19 (permalink)
    I went to the grocery store on Thursday afternoon; not a real busy shopping time. While there, I spotted 16 people pushing their carts and talking on their cell phones, many of them men, standing in front of the shelves giving someone, I assume their wives, an item by item description of what was on the shelves.  HELLO?????
    The woman in front of me at the checkout had her phone wedged between her head and shoulder while fumbling through her purse for her discount card, then her checkbook, then writing the check while still blabbing away about how her kid was mistreated by a teacher at school. Disgusting! 
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/18 17:32:12
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 17:38:00 (permalink)
    Listening to people complain at a restaurant is such a joy. Especially when they are "hard of hearing" cranky folks who have to catch up on every moment of the Doctor visits with everyone who will listen!!! Yippee

    Hopefully the check comes...before the part about Ralph's colonoscopy.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/08/18 17:50:14
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 18:56:01 (permalink)
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    Listening to people complain at a restaurant is such a joy. Especially when they are "hard of hearing" cranky folks who have to catch up on every moment of the Doctor visits with everyone who will listen!!! Yippee
    Hopefully the check comes...before the part about Ralph's colonoscopy.

    An elderly couple are in CTF's Restaurant, talking loudly, after the husbands visit to his Dr.
    He tells his wife, "The Doc wants to see a stool sample and a urine sample. I wonder what that's all about?"
    She replies, "Just show him your underwear." 

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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/18 21:02:51 (permalink)
    I'm still waiting to experience any quiet conversation in the State of New Jersey. One of these days.
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    Re:Eating instead of Talking can save you 5% 2012/08/20 10:57:39 (permalink)
    A lot of the stores and takeout places around here have large, clear signs asking customers to stay off of their cell phones while ordering or ringing out. It still doesn't deter some people. They'll barely pay attention to the cashier or person making their sandwich, then get lippy when asked a question by them, as if they're being rude and interrupting their phone call.
    I still think that some people think other people think they're cool for having a cell phone and go out of their way to be seen using it, even though almost everybody has them now and the novelty has all but worn off.
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