What an idea, sirjee!

by Ashish

I love it, I just love it.

There’s this Japanese cafe, about which I learnt via Marginal Revolutions, that has this marvelous way of redefining the way restaurants do business.

Walk in for a bite, and you get what the last guy ordered (and paid for!). You, on the other hand, have willy-nilly foisted your choice on the next guy who walks in – and you’ve paid for him too.

It’s not something you’d want to do everyday, of course. On the days on which you just have to have a steak burger, you might not want to step into a place like this.

On the other hand, there is hardly a better way of deciding between free will and determinism, no?

What would be a good Indian name for a venture like this?

Takdeer? Naseeb? Luck by Chance? Or something else altogether?

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