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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 04:18 PM
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13. If these people are dining by themselves, I have to understand...
The only way I can comfortably do so, is with a newspaper or other reading material... I think many people feel self-conscious eating alone.

I suppose in lieu of that, I might just pull out the iphone and read something on kindle or browse the internet. I'm not sure how texting is bothering anybody, though if someone were doing that while accompanied by someone else, I'd think it really rude.

Not sure what the issue is, actually.... :shrug:
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  -Texting in restaurants is pretty dismal - phones are the new dining companions Liberal_in_LA  Oct-13-11 03:40 PM   #0 
  - I'd rather people text than talk  NightWatcher   Oct-13-11 03:44 PM   #1 
  - Same here. eom  City Lights   Oct-13-11 04:50 PM   #21 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:47 PM   #2 
  - Question: why do so many people hate cell conversations & sms in public places?  DisgustipatedinCA   Oct-13-11 03:47 PM   #3 
  - One thing that makes a cell phone call more annoying than a live conversation is...  Gidney N Cloyd   Oct-13-11 04:03 PM   #8 
  - The other thing I notice about cell phones is that a lot of people  Bunny   Oct-13-11 04:22 PM   #14 
  - I do that and it makes me nuts  Ruby the Liberal   Oct-13-11 04:41 PM   #18 
  - That's partly because digital cellphones don't feed your voice back to you.  Gidney N Cloyd   Oct-13-11 07:45 PM   #29 
  - Thanks for the reply  DisgustipatedinCA   Oct-13-11 04:41 PM   #19 
  - I think you're right, and I would add that, ...  surrealAmerican   Oct-13-11 05:27 PM   #22 
  - Because it's rare one can have a cell phone conversation indoors....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-13-11 07:31 PM   #27 
  - Another article analyzing working class behavior. These 'authors' need to stfu n/t  leftstreet   Oct-13-11 03:49 PM   #4 
  - Texting while driving can kill you. Texting while dining can merely annoy. nt  valerief   Oct-13-11 03:51 PM   #5 
  - Texting says "This person is more important to me than you!"  dawg   Oct-13-11 03:54 PM   #6 
  - Three individuals who could have been reading a book while having dinner  SoCalDem   Oct-13-11 04:00 PM   #7 
  - What is the difference between reading a book an email or a kindle?  Ruby the Liberal   Oct-13-11 04:45 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 04:06 PM   #9 
  - That's right: observe proper dining etiquette by talking loud on your cell phone.  dtexdem   Oct-13-11 04:08 PM   #10 
  - i prefer people texting to the Douches on Blue Tooth  JI7   Oct-13-11 04:09 PM   #11 
  - pretty easy for me...  marions ghost   Oct-13-11 04:12 PM   #12 
  - Unless it's an emergency text, let it wait until after dinner.  Bake   Oct-13-11 08:26 PM   #32 
  - If these people are dining by themselves, I have to understand...  hlthe2b   Oct-13-11 04:18 PM   #13 
  - If you're alone, which some of those people seemed to be,  Bunny   Oct-13-11 04:26 PM   #15 
  - Texting is far preferable to the cell yell. If my companion were to text in  kestrel91316   Oct-13-11 04:29 PM   #16 
  - "Whether its appropriate to read emails and text in restaurants"  Ruby the Liberal   Oct-13-11 04:30 PM   #17 
  - All things being equal. I find it quite vular.  LanternWaste   Oct-13-11 06:10 PM   #23 
  - Vulgar. I agree. Bad manners to pay more attention to your stupid ass phone  TwilightGardener   Oct-13-11 06:27 PM   #24 
  - Depends on the situation  markpkessinger   Oct-13-11 06:31 PM   #25 
  - I drive my mom to my grandpa's (her father)  tammywammy   Oct-13-11 07:26 PM   #26 
  - Texting, as long as one is not ignoring the server, is fine  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-13-11 07:35 PM   #28 
  - I'm sorry, how is this anyone's concern?  RB TexLa   Oct-13-11 08:08 PM   #30 
  - Why is it rude? Because some self-anointed Mr. Manners decided it was?  Xithras   Oct-13-11 08:13 PM   #31 
  - For my household the rule is no texting at the table.  riderinthestorm   Oct-13-11 08:35 PM   #33 
  - If you go on a date with me, you had better turn off your phone completely.  begin_within   Oct-13-11 08:47 PM   #34 

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