Turns out technology and food are inexorably linked.
Have I told you about my superpower? Actually, I have several, but the one I’m talking about right now is the Ability to Kill Electronics (superhero theme music plays in background).
My business plan is that when I retire, I will rent myself out to people who want to take a break in their day. I will sit in the lobby of their business and, by my mere superhero presence, shut down all computers on the premises. The people who hired me (and their coworkers) get a break while IT frantically fixes everything. Brilliant.
Apparently, Grandpa has a similar (and more powerful) superpower. Combined, we are a human supermagnet.Remember the long wait for a table at the restaurant the other night? (Read about it here.) Part of the Problem of the Delay was that the restaurant’s computer system crashed mere moments after we arrived. The crashed system meant they couldn’t put in orders for food, process credit cards, or – apparently – seat people.
In this particular case, the lack of technology also threw the waitstaff (two people) into A Complete Tizzy.
They cleverly switched to their backup system.
Did I mention that both Grandpa and I were present?
The backup crashed.
The Tizzy elevated to a full-fledged Frenzy.
The patrons meanwhile began discussing the best methods for raising poultry and the current flatbread/chicken exchange rate.
The moral of the story, Oh Dear One, is to learn basic math facts and skills—or be sure to carry an abacus around with you.