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i will often comment on it, if it happens more than say twice quickly. it's definitely rude. i think it's rude to text when you're with other people period. it's like you're talking behind their back, secretly.
I agree 100%. I have a friend, who for whatever reason, always seems to receive a long involved "You must talk to me right now!" phone calls from her sister in law every single time we eat dinner at their house.
Her sister in law is a trouble making pain in the ass, and doesn't even live in our state, and I can see my friend trying to "Nicely" get off the phone. But, if it were me, I'd simply tell the biotch, "I have people over. I'll call you tomorrow." I don't use the phone when I have guests, hell, I call patients back AFTER my guests have left. (unless someone is near death, which isn't common in my chosen field) And the stuff the SIL needs to "know right now" is always minor shit that could easily wait.
Maybe I'm being sensitive because we are going there for dinner TONIGHT and I know that SIL is going to call her for a nice long rant, right as we sit down, and she NEVER puts her foot down and does anything, but then again, neither does her husband, he's too busy stuffing his face to even notice she's gone from the table until their son spills something.....
I think, unless you're waiting for your biopsy results or waiting for the kidnappers to call with ransom demands, turn you damn phone OFF when you are with people you care about at dinner!