applebees waitressSome Applebee’s Restaurants in Florida are trialing a wireless paging system to alert servers when diners want attention.

Press a button on your table, and your server (I don’t know if I’m allowed to call them waiters or waitresses any more) will receive a buzz on their wrist.

It would be cool if when you hit the button repeatedly, the voltage increased until you were actually tazering your waiter.   I would go to that restaurant just to try.

Anyway, back to the story.

I recall hearing about a restaurant in Toronto that prided itself on not interrupting patrons.  The restaurant had tall private booths, and when you wanted service, you turned on the light attached to the side of the table.  Come to think of it, it was more of a strip club than a restaurant, but you get the idea.

Another great way to get attention is to leave without paying, though I haven’t tried this in quite a few years.

What about a laser pointer?  You could have fun picking your waiter out of the crowd.  Nobody uses laser pointers anymore anyway.

But I suppose I would be afraid to eat any food that someone I’ve been zapping brings to my table for fear that it might contain extra ingredients.

Ah well, back to the drawing board.

Check, please !

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