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#1 Rip Saw

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

I think they do



























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

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

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

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Get off my lawn!!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

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.

#8 Epistaxis

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

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.


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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

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

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

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


I think there were words coming out of your mouth, but I was too busy texting to listen.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

I always have my phone out at the table and look on Twitter, check scores etc. through the entire meal.

But, if there is conversation going on, especially directed towards me, it's on the table or in my lap and I'm in the conversation. As long as you're not going through your phone and ignoring what somebody is saying to you, I see no problem.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

to clarify and expand on my original post on this. We see these folks on average about once every 3 years. My nephew wasnt texting anyone or checking on any million dollar deals or checking with his agent about anything - just random bs scrolling through favorties type of stuff. Earlier in the day when we all got together ( the one time every 2 or 3 years they come to our house) he showed his appreciation by pretending to be fall asleep after showing everyone how bored he was. Sorry but my folks would have jacked me up if Id done this even at 20 years of age which by the way I wouldnt have. total show of disrespect - in my book totally unacceptable.