Idea of the Year

Maybe that’s a bit over the top, but I just love this idea. The Resturant of Order Mistakes is a restaurant in the Toyosu district of Japan that is staffed by people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The idea is to show that people with these conditions can be productive members of Japanese society (which, by the way, is ageing faster than any other country on Earth and gives us a foretaste of what many other societies will face in the future).

As you might imagine, customers do not always get what they ordered — but very few people complain. If nothing else, the idea teachers people to be patient and forgiving.

The restaurant is a twist on a 1924 Japanese story called The Restaurant of many Orders.

What a lovely thing to do. 2-minute video here.

(Thanks to Jules for this, btw).

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