Remember when our parents used to go out and leave us with a sitter… and the only way to get a hold of them was to call the restaurant they went to… and then hope they took our call… well now… of course everyone has a cell phone and they’re easy to get in touch with… but wouldn’t it be nice to unplug and have a real date with your spouse…
Dinner unplugged (use unplugged as your bonus code) is gaining popularity in American restaurants from coast to coast.
A number of restaurants are outlawing cell phones during dinner on the premise that the very thing that keeps us in constant connection is keeping us disconnected from what is really important.
Dining rooms from Tazza in New York to Cole Valley Cafe in San Francisco have a no cell phone policy, and many others ask diners to use proper cell phone etiquette.
In 2006, a New York City councilman even proposed a ban on cell phones in white-linen restaurants.
That’s a GREAT idea! We should at least try to adapt that! We should also ban cell phones from grocery stores – just the other day a woman ran into my cart because she was walking and texting and not watching where she was walking!!