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These are barstools which, in exactly the
same way as Flocking Road Cones (q.v.)
will move around according to a complex
pre-defined series of rules. Cheap bar-owners might be tempted to simply buy a
few Flocking Road Cones and put seats
the top, but without some clever
this risks having
loyal customers being whisked out off
door at high speed to join a few cones on
the nearest big road.
These stools will derive as much
information as they can about your
personality, your likes and dislikes, etc.
through sensors in the fabric (*)
seat of the
barstool and then 'flock' according to
they think you'd like to meet, or steer
into a quiet corner if they think you'd like
to be left alone.
(*) - Note: not flock
Flocking Road Cones
[hippo, Aug 06 2006]
Shameless self-promotion - but hey, I bunned ya. [moomintroll, Aug 06 2006]
||I'd be careful not to make any gurgling stomach noises, you might just find yourself being steered to the nearest toilet.
||I can see this being helpful for shy people. [+]
||If it moves suddenly, one is very likely going to fall off the flocking barstool.
||I presume that empty-glass-holder -> bar is one of the functions?
||[m-f-d] magic. It is seldom that even I know what my intentions for the evening are.
||Having said that, there is an ignoble award granted to a beer readiness placemat. A placemat that wirelessly transmits the status of your beer glass to the bar. This is not a much farther cry. will go off to investigate these "flocking road cones" to see if they suffer a similar magical delusion.