It seems crazy to need to write this, but I will: It's not polite to use a BlackBerry or iPhone at the table. Ever. It's bad manners, because you are neglecting your dining partners. (I'd rather see people talk with their mouths full. At least then they're engaged in the conversation.)
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The corollary to that, however, is that it's also impolite for the offended mealtime companions to give the BlackBerry addict a stern lecture. That just doubles the bad behavior.
That's what I learned from Peter Post, director of the Emily Post Institute. I'd experienced two different cases of dinnertime thumbs-in-action, and I was looking for a way to expressRead More »from How to confront a 'CrackBerry' addict