With what appears to be a “summer recess” having come to a close and the nights drawing in it feels like time to get into the magical work again.
Those of you who recall the servitor Myspace! may be interested to know that I have in the past week supplemented the servitor with a real life makeshift bollard to deter people from parking in the space outside my house. Whilst I felt Myspace! worked quite a lot of the time, an influx of new people having two cars to park in our little street was just too much for him – and my blood pressure! Often I’d be gone for only ten minutes and some b**t**d would nip in!!
Undetered and undaunted I am planning to create the servitor mooted a few postings back. A servitor designed to reserve my favourite (comfy) seat in a particular cafe in our City.
In the intervening months I have indeed done what was suggested. I have carried out a survey of the occupancy of this seat and can tell you that when it was vacant 52% of the time I visited the cafe.
Once the servitor is created I will monitor the situation again and let’s see what happens!
I see the servitor as a kind of Jabba the Hut entity that will fill the seat when I am en route to the cafe, thus giving people who might be heading towards the seat the impression it is already occupied.
Similarly, if the seat is already occupied the people on it will suddenly feel it’s crowded, will finish their drink etc and will depart.
Frivolous? Of course it is!
Worth a shot? You bet!