Someone working for TGI Friday’s has been taking in too many science fiction movies. Either that, or stalking is no longer enough. or being a closet stalker just isn’t doing it for him, so it’s time to be a little daring. The proof in that Yorkshire pudding is found in Manchester, England.
TGI Friday’s is testing something that is certain to get people talking in the dining category…
Here’s the scene: you’re chowing on some cheese sticks and sipping an adult beverage when you hear this loud humming sound. It’s not that kind of party, so you ask your server what’s going on. She points up and there it is — a drone hovering overhead with a dangling twig of mistletoe just in time to creep you out during the holidays.
In a report delivered by the Manchester Evening News, we learn that love is in the air with drones flying from table to table and couple to couple, with sprigs of the love leaf overhead.
Spokeswoman Rachel Waller said: “Everyone loves a good Christmas party, but we all know things can be a bit awkward until someone breaks the ice.
We’re known for legendary celebrations at Fridays, so we wanted to see how we could make Christmas get-togethers in our restaurants even more entertaining, and offer guests the encouragement they need to make their move.
Our mistletoe drones are the perfect way to do this. Not only are they great fun for the entire restaurant, but they help people get a little closer at this time of the year.
Who knows – maybe we’ll have had our first mistletoe drone wedding by this time next year.”
Yeah, and who knows if you have a serious customer complaint on your hands when your hipster drone pilot in the back room is forcing a girl to kiss that poor schlep stuck in “the friend zone.”
To make things even more awkward, the Big Brother drone comes equipped with a kiss cam to commemorate that special moment, as well as a flash camera — which is very much welcomed as a young lady is hammering a chip scoop full of spinach and artichoke dip.
“Everyone loves a good Christmas party, but we all know things can be a bit awkward until someone breaks the ice,” (Waller) said.
“We’re known for legendary celebrations at Fridays, so we wanted to see how we could make Christmas get-togethers in our restaurants even more entertaining, and offer guests the encouragement they need to make their move – particularly the one half of UK adults who have never had a kiss under the mistletoe.”
Many of them have never filed a lawsuit for stalking either, but we’ll see how that goes. Merry Christmas.