[Ed. – Mother of invention]
Over the weekend AppleEats reported on a restaurant that was dealing with the problems imposed by enforced social distancing by seating mannequins at tables throughout the dining room.
Today I’m here to tell you about a shore eatery that has come up with a less creepy way of separating customers. Fish Tales, a seafood market and restaurant located in Ocean City, Md., is requiring that its patrons dine at (wear?) “bumper tables.” Designed with a hole in the middle and a large inner tube around the outside, the tables make it impossible for diners to get within 6 feet of other patrons. The tables have wheeled structures reminiscent of walkers for maneuvering.
The idea seems inventive though it doesn’t make for the most intimate of dining experiences. …