Restaurant Launches 'Staff Sociability' Options So You Can Decide How Chatty Your Waiter Will Be
We're lucky to live in a city that prides itself on great service – not only in terms of being effective and quick, but also effortlessly warm and personable – and man are we grateful for it.
It offers users a choice of three options for the 'intensity of staff communication', from 'High Sociability' to the ominous-sounding 'Stealth Mode' – in which "the staff will provide brief answers in a friendly manner, but will never speak to you first".
Sure, we've all had days where we'd rather keep a low profile and leave out the chats, and sure the enthusiasm can be irritating at times – as Bill Bryson once put it: "I just wanted a cheeseburger, not a relationship". But that's all part of the dining experience; one of the many variables that we submit ourselves to when we decide to eat out.
This certainly takes things to a whole new extreme, so let's hope we don't see signs like this popping up in Dublin any time soon.
Might work for the hairdresser, mind...