A restaurant in Sioux City, Iowa, is attempting to curb the epidemic of customers who heavily rely on cell phone usage during dinner service.
"Owner Dave Ferris doesn't want the devices cluttering tabletops like horribly ineffective utensils either, which is why at Sneaky's Chicken, servers make the rounds with shoeboxes on Wednesday evenings. Drop your phone in one, and you get 10% off your meal."
Personally, I love this idea. I'm holding out hope that it catches on, especially in major cities. I read some of the comments below the original article and people were saying that 10% is too low, which made me laugh. As if upping your discount would make you enjoy any surrounding human contact more. Anyway, I would do this in a heartbeat if a restaurant offered it. Remember a time when there were little to no interruptions in social settings? Neither do I!