I've noticed something a little weird at three of the Pacific Heights dinners I've catered in the last month. The host, (who so happens to be a male in his forties), brings his iPod with him to the table. Each host did the same thing at the start of the meal: propped the iPod on his right thigh. It made me nervous to get in the host's space because I worried he'd drop the device.
His napkin went on the table or over to his left leg. As the songs played, he'd sometimes press a few buttons, and scroll through different songs. This is even during conversation. He's multi-tasking as he goes. There are fewer than nine other folks with him for this meal. These other guests are his cutesy wife and usually hetero couples. With each iPod sighting, I looked around the table as I poured wine and water. No one seemed to bat an eye at having an iPod at the table. So, what did they play? It'd start out with classical and move into more trendy stuff as the night went on. Seems people are still in love with Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" song, because that gets the continuous play way too much.