Table the Smartphone Chatter

March 13, 2016

Dining room etiquette calls for courtesy to trump obsessive connectivity.

Guilty as charged, at least when it comes to texting at the table.

I try really hard to curb that compulsive habit when I’m out with friends, but catch me dining solo and the cellphone is in my hand—almost as often as the flatware. Even worse, my husband and I are just as likely as any couple to be scanning messages or staying connected with the world at large while we are out for a casual meal.

With that admission, perhaps the story on Dining Etiquette in the Digital Age…