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May 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Do not expect a bartender to charge your phone

In our world today, the use of cellphones has become so popular that we have become dependent on these small devices that hold our whole life together.

I don’t believe bartenders should have to charge a cellphone for one of their customers because it is not efficient [“Should you ask a bartender to charge your phone?” Food & Wine, May 3]. It would take time to plug in a phone, time that could have been spent helping other customers.

If bartenders are trying to find plugs for phones, washing hands after handling phones and not paying attention to thirsty customers then some customers may not feel they are getting good customer service, and may not want to go back to a particular bar.

Bartending requires one to multitask in the high-paced environment. Adding in the factor of plugging in a person’s cellphone can negatively impact the bar.

Bars would be spending more on electricity and could be held responsible if something were to happen. Cellphones could get stolen and personal information could land in the wrong hands. A bar could then be held liable.

Also, a bar is a place to socialize and not be glued to the screen of your phone.

Emma Wysocki, Bellingham

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