How was Mother’s day? I hope as you guys tweeted, took pictures, shared pictures, you really made that day count.
My friend, Pepper, observed a family who just…couldn’t find an Off Button. I’ll let his message speak for itself.
As the Thai telco ad pointed out, sometimes you have to disconnect to connect.
An Open Letter to the Family in Italliani’s
Dear Family in Italliani’s,
Yesterday, I was dining with my family at Italliani’s Greenbelt when I saw you. It was Mother’s Day, and almost everyone, your family included, was with their moms.
The point of celebrating Mother’s Day was to make the mothers of the family feel special, all warm and fuzzy inside, and for the family to show their gratitude to the woman who brought them into this world.
Yes, you were with your mom. You were with the maternal head of the family, a woman whose face showed wisdom and experience. You were with your lola. You were also with laptops, iPads, and Galaxy Tabs, and let’s not forget your iPhones and your Android devices, all of which were turned on and placed on the table. And what was lola doing? Sitting in silence and forking slowly at her salad.
Family at Italliani’s, I would have understood if you were trying to contact some relative abroad through Facebook, Skype, or Facetime. That would have made your grandmother smile. But Tetris Battle? Bejeweled? Please. You should be ashamed of yourself, not only for making this old lady feel out of place on her holiday, but for also being so rude as to use so many devices in a restaurant. This wasn’t Starbucks. You were NOT in a coffee shop, idling away and just trying to kill time. You were in a restaurant, having lunch with your lola… on Mother’s Day.
Family in Italliani’s, you deserve a high five. On the face. With a steel chair.
With much annoyance,