This phone etiquette rule may seem obvious because, hello, it’s rude, but being courteous in public to both your dining partners and others is important, Parenting, etiquette, and financial expert Brett Graff says, “If it rings, and you must answer it, explain to your dining companions that your child is home by him or herself or that you’re waiting for a huge business deal to close. Otherwise, ignore it.
What do you do?
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Mine goes straight to voicemail.
This was written at three am. and I just realized my question was s t u p I d (lol)
Can I offer a slightly different opinion?
I grew up in the age of phones before there were answering machines. If the phone rang you had to answer it.
So when I hear the phone ring, my natural inclination is answer it regardless.
I grew up in an age when all we had were the jungle-drums and the only eating out we did was (out of a can of spam-n-beans.) (lol)
so you as well come from the time when we had to answer the phone or we missed the call. Before caller ID. Before answering machines!
Yep! you got that right, Ha, ha. How are you holding out otherwise Doc?
I suspect I am at the beginning of the journey you started many years ago. Right now I am bored looking at my office. I am working on how I can change things up.
Sor far, our part of the world is impacted by has not been forced to a complete stop yet.
How are you doing overall?
At my home I don’t bring the phone to the dinner table. If I am out around others for dinner it would be on vibrate. I would excuse myself from the table though if I think taking the call is necessary.
So, unless you are actually clairvoyant, it’s kind of like Russian Roulette, phoning you then, Reah(lol)
I totally agree that if you’re dining out and the phone rings you should answer it because your friends and family would know you are eating out and it could be there is something important to say or something that happened you should know about. Eating at home you can turn the phone off for some peace.
I think you are really s t r e t c h i n g it a bit there Sandra (lol)