The other day I went to my favourite Italian restaurant.
For a lunch date.
(A girl’s gotta treat herself :D)
I absolutely LOVE all of their food!
Anything I order here is always amazingly delicious.
I never had a plate that I wish was different than what was served.
I went during the busiest time and was guided to the counter. The best part about this seat is being able to peek into the kitchen to see the amazingly talented chefs cook.
As I sat down, and I looked around, most people came with a lunch buddy. I was the minority here. There were people engaged in conversations, twirling their forks to eat pasta, and some eating their pizza with both hands.
Then I noticed a number of people glued to their phones.
While waiting for their food.
While eating their pasta (the phone people don’t seem to order pizzas).
While drinking their coffee, and eating their dessert.
I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things about my favourite restaurant is the atmosphere.
I love the smell of the food, the cozy feeling I get from the Italian Country interior, the cute water vases that are shaped like a chicken, the perfectly round ice cubes in my water, the smile of the waiters, the pictures on the wall, the texture of the walls, the dessert menu…
I would miss out on all of this. ALL OF IT… If I keep staring at my phone.
I mean, I’d keep starting if the secret to life or enlightenment beams through the screen of my phone… Was there an app for that?
I guess the next best thing would be cute baby animal photos and a meditation app… but not the best company to a delicious plate of Penne Arrabbiata or a Bismarck Pizza.
So for the love of all delicious food out there… take a photo if you need to, then put your phone away!