Saturday, April 27, 2013

Signes du Samedi - Pas de PC


I love the NO PC's sign on a typical French chalkboard ! Merci.

12 comments:

c'est Jeff ici said...

I never cease to marvel at the French ability to get all things economic so wrong! In this case one can just choose another café, unfortunately for so many young French people there are few options and few new jobs in their economy, mostly because of bad economic ideas such as the one this café displays.

Starman said...

:)

VenetiaMicio said...

C'est bien la première fois que je vois une ardoise pareille, d'habitude
on annonce quelques douceurs !
à bientôt
Danielle

Malyss said...

Pcs disturb me much less than mobile phones...First time I see such a sign.

Virginia said...

Now I"m thinking maybe the owner is a Mac user! HA

Jeanie said...

Very nice indeed!

JudyMac said...

If people are seriously interested in partaking of what a good restaurant has to offer (thereby spending money), this sign will not offend those folks. On the other hand, it may turn away those who want to order a cafe creme and sit there all day. I'm all for anything that encourages more one-on-one personal conversation. While dining outdoors last evening with my daughter, two young women were seated at the table next to us. First thing both do after being handed a menu is to pull out their iphone or whatever is their hand toy of choice, and proceed to scroll around the screen. I am appalled at how much this occurs nowdays, not just by adults, but even among children under the age of 12. The parents obviously do not know how to encourage polite table conversation. Certainly a different kind of world from when I grew up.

Jack said...

It is their restaurant. They can make their own choices. If this drives some people away but appeals to others, the mix of yays and nays will play itself out in the economic marketplace and the owners will thrive or fail or fall somewhere in between.

See, you kicked off an economic debate!

Dianne said...

An interesting pic Virginia .... When last in Paris I took my iPad into many establishments using Google maps to plot my next move or downloading pics from my camera while partaking of a café crème and viennoiserie ..... I would have been disappointed if asked to click it off.

Virginia said...

INteresting comments as usual. My thoughts are that this is one very small establishment. I can imagine that if some come in and buy a cup of coffee and spend the day at a table doing their business online, it could eat up their profits. Here, I can't tell you how many times we've had to wait on tables at delis and coffee shops because we couldn't get a table while three or four people were using the place as their office. Dianne, I'm sure it's not the tourists checking for directions that is the root of this problem. Anyway, as an Apple zealot and former employee, we said "Pas de PC! " a lot! :)
V

Petrea Burchard said...

Around here it has to do with the difference between a restaurant and a coffee shop. Cell phones and laptops are not encouraged and sometimes not allowed in restaurants, but in coffee shops it's like you said, V--the office.

Alain said...

Ah ! L'accueil Français !