Could you turn it down please?
By laurar on Dec 22, 2006
Last night we went out for dinner for Beth's 14th birthday. ...suddenly we all looked at eachother and noticed--Hey! No TVs in every corner! Wow! are you kidding? No TV!
About a year ago I started to notice TVs in every corner of "family" restaurants. Some restaurants even PROMOTE that there's an unobstructed view of a TV from every table...Woo Hoo! ...er, Why? When did the world decide that having a TV blaring Nascar, re-runs of the the most innane reality T.V. show or CNN news "headlines" created a pleasant dining experience? Maybe our family is just not a good sample for the demographics of typical customers who go out to TGIFridays, or AppleBees. That would make sense because ask anyone: we're DIFFICULT. We don't like TV. We don't watch LOST. We're not into watching people eat worms, or guess which briefcase has the million dollars.
We are so Boring.
Not long ago in Chili's we asked that the TV that was crashing our dinner party be turned off. The waiter was shocked at the request and said...I don't think we CAN turn it off. Then Could you turn it down please?