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Eatery Offers 5% Off to Diners Who Check Cell Phones at Door. Could You Do It?

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  • Brian 2012/08/17 00:28:17
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Brian
    +14
    I don't need them to do that, I do it my self, I turn OFF my phone each time I go into a restaurant, more for me than anyone else.
    If I can't have a lousy 30 or 40 minutes to eat MY lunch or have dinner without worrying about my stupid phone, then I have no life. The phone is for MY convience not for every Tom, Dick, & Harry that thinks they have to have access to me every waking second of the day.

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  • SA 2012/08/26 16:12:05
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    SA
    no problem....
  • Th8nos 2012/08/26 15:57:04
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Th8nos
    its only like 30 - 45 minutes of my life, no big deal. Why not more off? And where is this eatery located?
  • mm61675 2012/08/26 05:29:31
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    mm61675
    but would I go without checking my phone? no.
  • unreligious 2012/08/20 20:49:24
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    unreligious
    +1
    I'm a chef and when I'm eating be it at a restaurant, at home or a friends home, phones do not get answered, televisions are off, distractions are removed. The meal is about the food and the company. There is nothing going on in the world that is so important that it can't wait an hour or two.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/08/20 20:28:31
    I’m not sure.
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    I don't use my phone much anyway but I wouldn't want to leave my phone at the door as it leaves me defenseless if an idiot decides to come in the place and shoot it up. I also wouldn't want my phone left with strangers to gather my private information.

    Turning it off is normal for me anyway.
  • Depp78 2012/08/20 20:07:07
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Depp78
    I normally turn my phone off in restaurants anyway. Unless you are someone that needs to be able to be reached at any time, or if there is a possibility you would need to talk to a sitter or something really important, its polite to keep the phone off or at least on silent.
  • cents-less 2012/08/20 19:02:53
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    cents-less
    +1
    easily.
  • Outtolunch 2012/08/20 18:23:00
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Outtolunch
    +1
    I never look at my phone when Im having a meal with someone anyway
  • Vipor_GG 2012/08/20 17:39:33
    I’m not sure.
    Vipor_GG
    +1
    I usually turn it off anyway, but I wouldn't leave my phone with someone I don't know. Just my luck some wackjob would use my phone to make a death threat or something and the police would come looking for me.
  • Depp78 Vipor_GG 2012/08/20 20:08:53
    Depp78
    +1
    You raise a good point! Or what if you got the wrong phone back?
  • Vipor_GG Depp78 2012/08/21 00:46:52
    Vipor_GG
    +1
    Also a bad thing.
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2012/08/20 16:57:58
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    I could easily do that. It's like getting a discount showing up because I'm going to turn my phone down anyway.

    I am actually quite offended when I'm having lunch or dinner with someone and they are more interested in their texts or facebook status than in spending time with the people they chose to go out with!
  • PapaBC 2012/08/20 16:37:09
    I’m not sure.
    PapaBC
    I normally turn it low or off so not necessary for me.
  • Shadow Wolf 2012/08/20 16:21:58
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Shadow Wolf
    i can cuz the the person im with will be much more important than a txt from someone not important
  • Pam 2012/08/20 16:21:58
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Pam
    Since my cell has no buttons or whistles, I can live without being disturbed during 1lunch
  • Maleficent 2012/08/20 15:32:37
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Maleficent
    or why can't i just leave it off?
  • nate 2012/08/20 14:16:27
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    nate
    My phone is always on silent. I hate being bothered by notifications and calls go to my bluetooth anyways, so I don't need to hear my phone ring. Cool idea giving discounts for that.
  • wgossett99 2012/08/20 13:56:46
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    wgossett99
    +1
    I know that I could in a heartbeat. My wife is another matter entirely.
  • <3XXmiyuXX<3 2012/08/20 13:03:24
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    +1
    unless family member is dying or something then i turn it off
  • Ichiban Otousan 2012/08/20 11:17:22
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Ichiban Otousan
    i put mine in drive mode when i am at dinner...nothing is important enough to interrupt my meal with my wife.
  • Marianne723 2012/08/20 09:31:50 (edited)
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Marianne723
    +1
    I don't have a passionate relationship with my phone.

    kissing cell phone

    I would never leave it with a stranger.
  • MrSexyPants 2012/08/20 05:30:54
    No, that would be too hard for me.
    MrSexyPants
    i couldn't do it. i mean, i could go a whole meal without checking my phone (i think), but when it's physically not even ON you, it just feels... different. like you NEED to have it.
  • chrystal97 2012/08/20 03:23:46
    No, that would be too hard for me.
    chrystal97
    +1
    This would open the restaurant up to a huge lawsuit. What if that 600 dollar cell phone was given to the wrong person?? I would be pissed, and rightfully so. I would also worry about identity theft with all the bank apps i have.
  • Farbiger 2012/08/20 01:31:59
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Farbiger
    +1
    It's not like anyone texts me anyway...
    forever alone
  • Aerok 2012/08/20 01:22:08
  • lmnlme10921 2012/08/20 00:15:53
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    lmnlme10921
    +1
    I could do it, but I'd feel weird about leaving it with a stranger, because I've actually had an iPhone stolen before and had to cancel the service. I prefer the idea of phone stacking, where everyone stacks their phones in the middle of the table and the first one who gives in and touches theirs has to pay for everyone's meal. I could go without my phone, but Il'' admit I'd be a little paranoid to leave it at the front of a resturaunt.
  • Ichiban... lmnlme1... 2012/08/20 11:36:00
    Ichiban Otousan
    neat idea. BTW, the kanji you are using looks familiar as I recognize the radicals, but i can't put my finger on it as to what it is...please remind me.
  • lmnlme1... Ichiban... 2012/08/23 01:26:13
    lmnlme10921
    That was actually a typo; it was supposed to read "I'll."
  • Relay 2012/08/19 23:46:51
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Relay
    i usually leave my phone in the car anyways. i hate people when there not being invited to diner.
  • PonToki 2012/08/19 23:14:07
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    PonToki
    I don't really check it unless someone texts or calls. Usually I'm checking the time. xD
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/19 23:12:35
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Sister Jean
    yes
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/08/19 22:24:52
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    NoHandlebarsAttached
    +1
    Not that difficult.
  • whateverbabynevermind 2012/08/19 22:22:15
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    I was raised with manners. I don't look at my phone when I'm at the table, even if I'm alone.
  • El Prez 2012/08/19 21:45:50
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    El Prez
    +1
    With pleasure.
  • ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣ 2012/08/19 21:44:17
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣
    +1
    I never use my phone at the table really. Unless I'm not with anyone and by myself, but then again, I hardly use my cell phone anyway. So, I can do without my phone for an hour easily. I can do without it for a month,. So a 5% discount seems fine to me. Give me a 10% discount and I'll be happy to.
  • Aingean 2012/08/19 21:14:57
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Aingean
    +1
    I could do it, but I would also wouldn't want them to be all ticked if they got a call from my sons sitter if something happened. I turn my phone on vibrate when my fiance and I are out having our time. I keep it on because of my son, if something happens I want to know about it. If it isn't from the person watching him I ignore it until later.
  • Proggy 2012/08/19 20:54:15
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    Proggy
    +1
    I do that anyway.
  • David 2012/08/19 20:32:09
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    David
    +1
    But why should it be necessary?
  • brewmaster411 2012/08/19 16:51:59
    Yes, I could go without checking my phone while I’m eating.
    brewmaster411
    +2
    I hate people that talk on the cell phone while the service person is waiting for them. If the call is too important, step out of line.
  • shadow76 2012/08/19 14:58:08
    No, that would be too hard for me.
    shadow76
    I don't trust someone I don't know with my phone. It was stolen last month and I went crazy.

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