Fast food future…

It was a dehydrating Sunday, as we spent most of the morning outdoors. It was extremely hot and humid, and we got back home limp and drained.

With no energy to rustle-up even a basic meal, we opted to order-in.

It was a welcome change, and we sat around munching away, as our drained batteries slowly came back to life.

As we ate, I remembered something funny that happened a couple of years ago, when my mom visited us.

While my mom was with us, one evening, we ordered-in food for dinner.  My mom was amazed at how fast the food delivery happened, and how efficiently the food was packaged.

As we enjoyed our meal, my mom remarked about how times had changed with fast food culture.

She watched the ease with which one could order food from the smartphone. When the delivery boy brought the food, he also requested us to fill-in a small survey questionnaire on customer satisfaction and food preferences. All this happened on his smartphone!

My mom then said, “How times have changed. There were times when we would eat out, maybe once a month, and ordered-in only rarely.  The world is so busy now that people prefer to order-in food most of the time. Maybe in future, when my grandchildren grow up and  order-in food, there may be an option on the order form which asks –

Do you want to be fed – Yes or No?

And if one clicked yes, the delivery boy would not only deliver the food but also feed the customer, while the customer would continue his/her work without interruption.”

I remembered this and laughed out aloud. When my kids asked me why, I recounted this incident.

In my heart, I prayed that the children would grow up in a world that would not get so crazily busy that they would forget simple joys like eating food, and spending time with family.


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What do you think? Are we headed there?