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Peak Glasshole Is Reached When Diner Refuses To Take Off Device, Gets Booted

OK Glass, act like an asshole.

Good art. (Photo: Facebook)

Good icon. (Photo: Facebook)

Just because Google Glass makes you look like a jerk doesn’t mean you have to act like one. Nick Starr, a teleconference network engineer, didn’t get that memo when he refused to take off his $1,5000 face computer at a Seattle restaurant because he didn’t believe its policies.

According to Forbes, Mr. Starr entered Lost Lake Cafe donning the device and was asked by the night manager to take it off or would be asked to leave. He refused and asked to see the anti-Google Glass policies since the restaurant shares owners with The 5 Point Cafe, which made headlines earlier this year for banning the device.

Annoyed, Mr. Starr left the restaurant in a huff and posted an angry note on Facebook like the mature adult that he is. Since the manager couldn’t produce written rules regarding the ban, he informed her that they are two different venues and have separate policies. He adds:

I would love an explanation, apology, clarification, and if the staff member was in the wrong and lost the owner money last night and also future income as well, that this income be deducted from her pay or her termination.

The restaurant responded by clarifying that it doesn’t allow Google Glass to be used while dining and added a thinly veiled dig at the customer: “And if we ask you to leave, for God’s sake, don’t start yelling about your ‘rights.’ Just shut up and get out before you make things worse.”

If only they can institute a similar policy for the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

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