I’m 45 and the Naim forum is the only form of social media I’m on. I regularly leave my phone at home when I go out… Just hate the way things are going. I like interaction looking at menus talking to waiters/waitresses…
Just tell them your battery died, and demand table service with a possible cash tipping.
If they do a good job and you don’t tip don’t be surprised if next time you take residence your met with a huge elephant standing sexy next to you.
I know that I’m an ageing dinosaur, but I’ve only just become aware - through our “millennial” daughters - of “Deliveroo” and their ilk, and the services they offer: everything ordered via the girls’ smart-phones, etc… Of course it helps that they live in the middle large cities - Plymouth & London - and so have become well entrenched in using these services for several years. Indeed, daughter#2 commented a couple of weeks ago that following her and partner’s recent relocation from Clapham to Sydenham, the “deliveroo” service had gone downhill - talk about a first world problem……
Talking of doing things with smartphones, I only became aware of Uber when my daughter and I came out of a church after a funeral service, intending to walk a mile to where the wake was to be held, and realised it was raining very hard. My daughter said something like “Looks like we need a taxi Dad!” I thought ok I’ve got a tenner somewhere and started to look around for any church notice about local taxi firms.
Then about 30 secs later, a black BMW appeared and stopped. She said here it is! We got in and a few minutes later we were at the venue, dry, and ahead of everyone else (the close family had gone off for the interment but we weren’t invited to that). And I didn’t need to pay because her Uber app had done it all for us! So she paid.
But on a more serious note, I was fascinated by the way that daughter#1 ordered the takeaway when I was visiting (in Plymouth). All done via their smartphones, and by scanning a number of delivery operators in order to get the fastest delivery, even though they would be would have been picking up the exact same food from the exact same restaurant.