#680: Tinetune

It’s always hard to get the attention of waiting staff in a restaurant. You may need to place an order fast or get the bill and leave, but they need to keep an eye on other tables too.

Today’s invention is a way to effectively gain their attention, without any impatient finger snapping or having to stage-whisper ‘Excuse me’ three or four times.

It consists of a table fork, the handle end of which acts as a tuning fork (this would need to be made so as to clearly indicate that that end wasn’t for picking up food).

When the non-foody end is plucked and the foody end applied to the plate surface, a pleasant, pure musical tone is emitted -attracting the attention of the appropriate waiter (each fork would have a perceptibly different note).

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