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Is this rude?

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or not? Had a visit with my sister and bil this past week - my nephew was with them - hes 20 yo and in college - he has the annoying habit of yanking out his cell phone as soon as we had finished meals at the table and thumbing through it - pretty much ignoring everyone else at the table. My gf finally had enough and called him on it - told him to put the phone away. I think his parents were a bit taken aback at her boldness.

Just wondering what passes for good etiquette these days or if any young people even have any.

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I think they do



























(I just responded to this via my iphone while out to eat with my grandparents)

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Posted · Report post

So are you asking if the nephew was rude or your GF?

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I wish more people would call out this behavior. My son actually was trying to text while the doctor looked at him at an appt. I about slapped the whole phone across the room.

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Get off my lawn!!

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Kids have been doing this forever.

I used to work on my correspondence at the dinner table while the family was still eating pie.

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Are you new to Earth, OP? People are sadly addicted to their smartphones and stare at them all day. In class, on dates, at the dinner table, at work, out in beautiful nature, at ballgames, at the movies, walking, driving, blah blah blah.

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Sign o' the times.

Like that commercial with the hot wife/gf saying "REALLY?" while he's smartphoning and she's sportin' the lingerie.

Rude? Depends on which generation you ask.

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I think its rude, personally. Sitting at a table ignoring the conversation(s) going on is rude no matter what it is you are doing. If its that important that you text someone, at least excuse yourself from the table and go into the other room.

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I consider it rude if I am with family.

If I am eating out with friends however, we always have the phones on the table and ready to use.

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[quote name='Sapper' timestamp='1344537245' post='1852116']
I consider it rude if I am with family.

If I am eating out with friends however, we always have the phones on the table and ready to use.
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True, esp. with family and most especially at holiday dinners.

If I'm with friends, a quick text or a check on a phone is fine.

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It wouldn't be a problem if you guys were just more interesting.
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