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Mario Batali Will Not Be Held Accoutable for Time

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On the current episode of Unclogged, Mario Batali's regular—and horrendously titled—video series for Serious Eats, the pasta king answers the question of why restaurants don't have clocks. There are two reasons, see. The first reason is so that diners are in no way reminded of the passing of time while enjoying a meal. The second is that no clocks allows him and his staff to interpret time in any way they wish. Say you think you've been waiting 20 minutes; actually, per the restaurant without clocks, it's only been 10. It's fun when Mario says such things himself, so that he can't blame us if this kind of jackass answer gives customers the wrong idea.
· Mario Unclogged: Clocks in Restaurants [SE]

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