Bits and Pieces: Phone use in Restaurants

I went out to lunch with my friend on Saturday and for some reason, I got the best seat in the house. It enabled me to see everyone in the restaurant. I was able to notice that at almost every table including my own at least one person and sometimes two or more were on the phone. HUH? When you go out to lunch with someone, aren’t you supposed to be with him or her? One table in particular interested me. There were three occupants. At ALL times during the lovely luncheon two of the three people were on the phone. When the lunch was put before them, I thought to myself. “Oh now they will put their phones away.” Did they? No way, but they did try. Their phones kept ringing. Maybe they are so important they will change the world for the better. I hope so because they certainly were not enjoying the people at their table; they turned away from a face-to-face opportunity and chose a digital one instead. Next time you make the choice, be aware, someone is watching you, me.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Forster
    Dec 31, 2007 @ 15:59:47

    Where’s the off button, people are so rude, I think I would have said something had I been sitting with them, maybe spilt, accidently of course the water over the phones. Might as well lunched alone.

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  2. April M
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 20:09:42

    i agree about the phone thing!

    Reply

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