I saw one today in a small Mexican restaurant that I walked into for what was supposed to be a quick lunch. And as I was just the third one in line, I figured I'd be in and out in a flash.
Wrong. An Obliviot was two people ahead of me.
It really doesn't take that long to order one burrito plate, but when the Obliviot orders five in a row, and wants each one specially made...
Yep. Sitting there in line, watching this woman order one burrito after another, the only thing that could possibly have made if more frustrating would have been if the restaurant had one of those separate Windows for phone and Internet orders. Oh wait--this one did! Yet here stood the Obliviot, ordering one "to-go" meal after another from a list in her hand, while thos if us in line behind her could only look at the clock and watch our lunch hours evaporate.
Ten minutes lost to this Obliviot because she couldn't be bothered to cal, text, fax or e-mail her large order in...and that's ten minutes times each of the seven people in line behind her.
There needs to be a law that lets people in a restaurant line vote Obliviots out of the line and bar them from restaurants until they learn to show a bit of consideration and common courtesy. Argh.