"Where do you want to go for dinner?"
A simple, yet seemingly unanswerable question that has lead to many, many fights in my house. The following is a conversation I find myself in least twice a month.
Me: I'm hungry. Let's go out to dinner tonight.
Boyfriend: Okay, where do you want to go?
Me: I don't know. Where do you want to to go?
BF: How about [insert restaurant here]?
Me: No, I don't think I want [insert food here].
BF: Okay, what kind of food do you want?
Me: I don't know.
And so on, and so on, and so on, until we eventually decide we'd rather starve than talk to each other ever again.
Sometimes the roles are reversed but it's very rare that we can, to use a phrase that is usually yelled at me after following that loop for 10 minutes, "JUST PICK A PLACE!"
Thankfully, there are creative people in the world who see a problem and offer a solution.
One night, 20-year-old Jared Baker was joking around with his dad Jerry about how hard it is to pick a restaurant. Jared tells BuzzFeed that his dad told him he had an idea to fix the problem.
Two days later the solution arrived:
My dad made this for when his girlfriend won't pick a restaurant 😂 pic.twitter.com/cZ4tWQDHYZ
— Jared Baker (@Jared_l_Baker)
By printing out the names of 22 local restaurants and taping them to a See'n Say toy, Jerry Baker created what he calls a "wheel of food". A dinner spinner of sorts, that could save millions of relationships from ending in tears.
Almost immediately Twitter recognized both the genius and the need for a product like this and applauded Jerry's efforts.
next million dollar idea
— Tulane al (@tulane_al)
this is brilliant. This would remedy 40% of the headache around my place..
— Chy (@TapeFlip)
perfect i need this for my wife
— Deonte Hyman (@Hustlamanic)
🗣YOUR DAD IS A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!
— Karty Smaller (@KarmaSerene)
According to Jared, Jerry and his girlfriend have already used it—and to great success.
“They spun it once and they went and ate there,” he said.
As amazing as this is, I foresee one major problem.
Boyfriend: Where do you want to go for dinner.
Me: I don't know, ask the wheel of food.
BF: Okay, it says [insert restaurant here].
Me: Hmm, no. I don't really want that.
And this is why we can't have nice things.