Me and a friend have been jokingly putting together a list of no-nos to go in our Guide Book to 21st Century Etiquette. Sadly, there are many things we disagree about. My friend seems to think there are places where monkeys should not be allowed to go. She’s also against burping. I am a monkey and burp lover.
However, there is one area where we are in total agreement: PDA and phone etiquette. Especially this one, which should be the number one LAW of 21st Century etiquette:
Do not text, email, tweet or make phone calls at your table at a restaurant. Your phone/PDA should remain out of sight throughout the meal. If the neeed to communicate with the outside world is urgent go outside or to the rest room.
Every time someone does that they’re basically saying to everyone else at the table: you do not interest me.
It’s extremely rude. Don’t do it.
Are we alone in being appalled by this particular behaviour?
Any of you want to contribute to our Guide Book? What etiquette breaches drive you crazy?