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Ok, so i'm english, and we go to pubs, and when you
to buy a round of drinks, you leave your friends, stand at
for 1-20 minutes and come back with drinks, minus
The crucial 'time away from friends' is the key here. If
you're arguing about the motorcycle with offset
idea, you don't want to stop. Sure if somebody starts
boring - you'll go. Bars are missing out on drinks sales.
Drunk people don't _need_ to drink, but _want_ to. Sell
them beer. Never let them have an empty pint.
So - waiter service is good, but i've never seen it work
better that 'standing at the bar'. There should definitely
some kind of electronic gizmo at each desk which orders
drinks for people. iPhone app or whatever. I admit it
to secure payment, but that's not impossible.
Also - who here is bothered that their pint is poured
would you just 'have' a pint that was on-the-side if you
didn't have to wait for it? i would. But i drink ale. Which
a bit like pond-water... but without the newts.
Who here thinks that 'waiting at the bar' for drinks is all
little bit _tooo_ last century?
[edit 1] - what?? how come i can VOTE for my own idea??
A Quiet Solution
Especially perfect for nautically themed restaurants and bars, and those establishments patronized by service members and Boy Scout graduates. [jurist, Apr 11 2010]
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||I always thought using semaphore flags to signal for drinks was a rather nice (and quiet) solution to this problem. <link>
||Dude. Your drunk. That wasn't a vote for yourself. You just
ordered a beer. I'll be right there with it.
||hic ... (emailed from my iphone)
||It would be cool if the bar had its own iPhone app. Except
for all the apple-using hippies.
||I was once dining in a restaurant where the service was "difficult" that day. I phoned them and asked "Could you send a waiter please? I'm the one waving at you now". It was a fun moment.
||I confess to slight inebriation.
||why iphone? why not anyphone?
||//That's a good way to get your food spit in.//
||Yes, I too have to tone down my natural tendencies to be an arrogant prick until *after* the food has been brought to the table.
||Oh [-], by the way. Mostly because I abhor iPhones or iAnythings for that matter. I'm a staunch believer that the more difficult talking is, the more worthwhile listening would be. Also because I don't like seeing newbies overwhelming the HB with a barrage of mediocrity.
||Can't be doing with technology of any sort in pubs (beyond the simple hand pump, that is). I'm still upset about the conversion to electronic tills.
Pubs are an island sanctuary where you can hide away from the modern world. They are museums of culture and appalling customer service standards from a bygone era and annoying though standing at the bar can be, especially if you are watching the clueless bar person gassing away to their mates at the other end of it , this is not nearly as annoying as mobile phones are. Fishbone from me!