The missus and me enjoyed a good meal this week in a nice restaurant. It had most of the things you need for a good night out - enjoyable food, nice ambience, comfy seats (to avoid numb bum), drinkable plonk and a waiter that was half competent.
The staff working at the restaurant did their best, but there's not a lot you can do about your customers. By the look of the place (a lot of empty tables), they needed every face feeder they could get.
A family of five took up the table next to us. The parents looked to be in their late 40s/early 50s. Dad pulled out an iPad and spent the entire meal reading the paper, ignoring his kids and wife.
What a twat. The waiter should have covered it in soup.
And before iPads, you know he brought the real paper - and does this at home, too. And will defend his RIGHT to do so till his last breath.
why bother going out?
(Notable exclusion: pre-kids lengthy nespaper reads in cafe, but if I'm out withe family then that's precious time to spend with them)
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