We can well understand the use of electronic media to amuse young children while dining out, but we really think we would be inclined to draw the line on such behavior by teenagers. Besides, we did not particularly enjoy seeing the iPad in motion every time we looked up from our meal. To say that we found it to be distracting is an understatement. While we greatly enjoy watching people, we really have little, if any interest, in watching people’s iPads. The only saving grace was that the user of the iPad also used earphones so we were not treated to the sound which we assumed accompanied the game.
But then, we tend to always run into problems with media items. For example we recently wanted to return a cable television box and some sort of a television adapter to Time Warner Cable. So we innocently called Time Warner to inquire if we might return the items to the store in Oneonta. We thought it would be an easy yes or no call. But alas, that was not the case.
The gentleman who answered our call, immediately pulled up our account, as if that had anything to do with our question, and demanded that we give him our pin number before he could talk with us. We, of course, were completely clueless about any pin number. He then told us that we had picked it ourselves in June of 2011. We so wanted to tell him that that was almost two years ago and we are old should not be expected to remember such a thing. But we didn’t. He then asked us what the last four digits of our Social Security number are and when we told him, he informed us that was not our Social Security number.