“Um, excuse me, what’s the WIFI password?”
Being a veteran of the service industry, these are words that I have heard much too often, and to be quite honest, it is enough to give someone with even the calmest of demeanors a touch of anxiety.
I mean let’s be honest, is it really necessary for you to be checking your Facebook newsfeed, to post a tweet, or to let the internet know where you’re currently eating?
There is really nothing more demoralizing then seeing an entire table of people, whether it be a couple, a foursome, or more, all on their phones. What happened to the days of actually conversing with one another face to face and not via messenger? I have heard of restaurants that implement “penalties” for people found on their phones. Whether it be a “donation” or having to pay the entirety of the bill, I think that this is something that all restaurants should adopt.
Until then, whenever someone finds it necessary to get up from his or her table and go out of their way to inquire me about the WIFI, my answer will be:
“I’m sorry but our internet is down, looks like you’ll have to talk to the people sitting at your table.”