TVs Are Everywhere!
Everywhere I go, it seems there is a TV. They are invading coffee shops, restaurants and other places.
When I go out to a coffee shop or restaurant, I want to go for the ambiance and to talk with my friends. Last year, while traveling to Gabriola Island we stopped to eat in a small restaurant. There was a TV in another area we didn't notice as the sound was turned off. People came in and asked the owners to turn it up so they could watch a game on it. The owners asked if we would mind, and we said we had come to their Island for a vacation and we would leave the restaurant if we had to be subjected to a loud sports announcer and commercials throughout our meal.
I can see sports bars having TVs as that is part of their theme, but I think it is ridiculous that TVs are in all these other places.
I have a TV at home. When I want to watch TV, I do it there. Inflicting it on me in your store, coffee shop or restaurant just guarantees I won't come back.
Garland Coulson, http://GarlandCoulson.com