Applebee's Character Analysis

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“If I get a cat, should I name it Daisy or Fred?” I asked my boyfriend, sipping out of my water at Applebee’s, a conversation that was quite the norm for us. I stared at him in a serious expression waiting for his answer. The lights were dim, resembling a nice quiet candle-lit night in, as an 1800’s novel would portray. The dim lighting set a good mood for this type of conversation, as the lights hit his face perfectly, bringing out the soft features in his face. “Wait, wouldn’t that depend if you get a cat that is a boy or a girl?” His face smirked as it always did whenever we talked about this topic. He knew I had a love for cats since the day we met and was always amused by my curious mind. We both smiled and chuckled, the gleam of amusement…show more content…
People are so in tuned with their cell phones; they all have created an agenda to be by their phones 24/7. I have worked in retail for a number of years now, and throughout the years, I have seen technology change the attitude of customers, getting crankier by each year. As a cashier, it gets tiring standing in the same place and doing the same thing, but any cashier loves talking to the customers, a highlight of their day that changes things up for them. Once in a while though, there is always someone who comes into your line talking on their phone or scrolling through their news feed while checking…show more content…
This was more apparent when I would go get my daily iced passion tea lemonade from Starbucks after a long day of work in a cool summer evening. Starbucks, a place where friends meet to catch up, couples go to talk about their day, a place where new relationships start, but when I walked in to order my drink, it didn’t seem as alive than what I have always thought a coffee shop should be. Friends would be on their phones while talking out loud, not seeming interested at all in the conversation, someone would be texting on their phone while ordering a cup of coffee, and most importantly, no one would make eye contact while talking to each other. A study done by Andrew Przybylski and Nett Weinstein at the University of Essex found that “the presence of mobile phones can interfere with human relationships” (1). I looked around once again and saw an older generation of friends. They seemed to be livelier, laughing with a twinkle in their eyes. The way they put attention towards each other was as if two best friends had just been reunited after a while and had the world to catch up on, and that was probably the instance. The one thing though that set them apart from everyone else was that they didn’t have a cell phone out. They made actual eye contact with each other, making them look so genuine towards each other by listening attentively. And then, a thought dawned on me. If we
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