UK theme park bans PDAs!
Yes, personal digital assistants, and NOT cell phones. By now, we are all used to turning off our cell phones when we enter a hospital or to turn them to silent mode when we arrive at a movie theatre. But banning the all-important PDA?? Businessmen would surely balk at that! According to reports, the Alton Towers Resort theme park in the UK is now enforcing a rule that effectively bans the use of any PDA or PDA-like device.
The reason for the ban is that they are trying to “encourage parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect fully with their families.” I mean, what’s the point of going to theme parks with your kids when you’ll just work on your PDA right? According to Alton Towers, PDA police will roam their resort (shown at left) and if they catch parents using a PDA, the device will be taken away from them for the day. OH YEAH! Payback time parents! Hehe! Alton hopes to introduce the rule FULL TIME when it’s found to be effective.