July 2, 2012

Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends

Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends
It seems like everyone these days has a smartphone.  If the phone has all the smarts, does that make us as the users dumb?

I've almost becomes used to the phone taking precedence over other social interaction and I know I'm guilty of using the phone to kill time if I'm done eating but my wife isn't.

A blogger by the name of Lil B came up with this great game that encourages people to NOT use their phones at the table.

1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.

2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.

3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.

4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.

5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.

If two people use their the same time then they split the check.  I can also see this game as a way to avoid any possible back-and-forth when you have two people wanting to "treat" everyone else.  It happens, especially if it might be a business or business-related meal.  If you want to lose the game and pay you can do so.....just don't be so obvious about it.

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