I have a pretty good method of weeding out incompatible suitors on the first date. If we’re at dinner and he takes out his phone for anything other than an emergency, then we probably won’t work out. Which is why I’m a huge fan of one restaurant’s new policy: offering discounts for people who leave their phones out of sight. But do you think this is a good idea, or simply too invasive?
Eva Restaurant in LA is offering a 5% discount on customers’ checks if they leave their phones at the doors. It’s not so much about avoiding the disruption of a phone call, but more about “two people sitting together and just connecting, without the distraction of a phone,” according to the restaurant owner. He also says that just under half of the customers take up the offer. Which seems surprisingly low, but at least some people are opting to connect over their meals! [via Gawker]
What do you think of this policy?