Have a normal phone call with friends
“The Secret Service goes to great lengths to plan, coordinate and secure all of the president’s activities. For example, talking to a friend over the phone or video-chat can only be done on a secured line,” says Matt Pinsker, a Homeland Security professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Whereas we would just pick up our phones and call our friends without a thought, the president has to notify the Secret Service before he does any chatting.
Go to the movies
“Going to the movies is generally not an option,” says Pinsker. “They have to bring a film to the White House.” We don’t really mind the thought of a home theatre, but every once in a while it’s nice to treat ourselves to the huge screens and big buckets of buttery popcorn that the public theatre has to offer.
Go out to dinner
“Going out to dinner can be done, but the Secret Service will need sufficient notice ahead of time so that they will be able to secure the restaurant,” says Pinsker. Also, it’s been reported that the president may not be able to eat outside of the White House unless an official “food taster” is present to make sure the food is safe to eat.