It’s the craze which everyone is talking about, so we too thought we would get on the bandwagon and have our say – even though we know nothing about the subject. Yes, it’s our turn to get all opinionated about ‘Pokemon Go’!
It seems that everyone is obsessed with Pokemon Go and to be fair, it does look like a breakthrough game – we’ve never seen anything like it and there is obviously a lot of potential for future games to operate along similar lines. As far as we can tell, the game consists of activating the camera and GPS on your smartphone and waiting for some animated characters to appear called Pokemons (and we have absolutely no idea what they are*). What happens at that point – and indeed the overall purpose of the game – is again, something about which we have no idea.*
But what we do know is that, along with dramatic news stories of people walking off cliffs and into on-coming traffic, The Pokemons are appearing all over the place, and as wedding caterers, we are looking forward to coming across someone playing the game at one of our weddings – because then we can ask them what ton Earth the game is all about!*
By now, you may have guessed that we don’t know too much about the game. So we are attempting to prepare ourselves by finding out what to expect when someone playing the game at a wedding or party comes to our crepe station and orders a nutella crêpe. What happens then? Do Pokemons appear on the crepes themselves? Or do we, the chefs, become Pokemons (Pokemen?) whilst making their crepe? Or do the game players invade our crepe van and start trying to kill any Pokemons which are on the loose? The whole Pokemeon at a wedding street food stand thing just hasn’t been discussed, and we need answers!
And another thing occurs to us: presumably Pokemons need to eat?* We are guessing that they are along the lines of those other (previously fashionable) Japanese accessories called Tamagotchi, where they demand food at regular intervals, day or night?
And if so, what would Pokemons eat if they were at a wedding? Crepes obviously (because everyone loves crepes, especially at weddings – even fictional animated computer characters.) But would they opt for the traditional Japanese okonomiyaki, (we might not know about computer games, but we certainly know our global pancakes) or would they go for something more Western? Being from Japan, a notoriously polite country, we think Pokemons would go with the flow and order what everyone else at the wedding was having – so probably a Baileys and Cadbury Buttons crepe. Or maybe maple syrup.
Many other problems could potentially occur with Pokemons at weddings. Appearing in the aisle and getting involved in the ceremony. Photobombing (whatever that is*) the official photos. Distracting everyone during the speeches. Being inappropriately dressed for a wedding. Disrupting the band after getting on stage during the first dance. Jumping the queue at the crepe cart at the evening reception, getting drunk, being sick and starting a fight. The number of potential problems with allowing Pokemons to attend weddings is virtually limitless, so we are starting a petition to ban Pokemon Go from all weddings, with immediate effect.
If you agree, we ask you to sign your name in the comments below.
*only joking, folks!