The other day I went to *Sushi Queen for lunch and saw this on the table.
Do you notice anything strange in the picture? Or rather, anything missing?
Yeah, no actual buttons for us to actually press at all. I thought maybe we got a bad table with the missing button, so I peeked at the table behind me and saw that it was missing the button too.
My first thought was: How cheap! They don’t even care to replace broken Call buttons!
But then I noticed that the tablet attached to our table. It appears they have followed *Sakai Sushi and introduced the iPad ordering system. And then I thought: Hmm, maybe they are not that cheap after all! Could it be that this is some sort of a high tech touch sensor surface instead of a button?
So I pressed on the black surface with my index finger out of amusement. I wanted to call the waiter over to order drinks anyway…
To my shock, out of nowhere, a waiter really appeared beside me and asked us what drinks we wanted!
Woah! It seems like this is really a high tech Call mechanism! So, after the meal, I confidently pressed the surface again to summon the waiter to bring my desert.
No one came. Then I pressed again. Still no one came. Then my friend raised her hand and beckoned the waiter to bring our desert.
By the way, this was dessert. I know it is off topic, but… it’s dessert! We always have time for a dessert or two, don’t we?
I know, this isn’t even a Japanese dessert and I should not be having this here. But heck, it is so good! So delicious! Warm brownie with cold ice cream… mmmmmhhhh!!!!
Anyway, back to the high tech touch sensor thing. I guess it was just my imagination. A waiter in this sushi chain would always come to ask for drinks order first. It was just a coincidence that I happened to pressed on that useless piece of surface 5 seconds before he showed up.
So… Sushi Queen is cheap, after all. Darn, please just install the Call button! They’re not expensive at all!
*Actual names of the restaurant tweaked to prevent controversy. After all, this isn’t a food review post.