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It is off limits. Last evening at our meet up, no one checked their phone until we were ready to go. It was a pleasure. When Ron and I go out to lunch or dinner the phone is never included in the setting.....A
Jeff Dowler, CRS
No-I am old school in that department.
Last year, I agreed to meet a potential business partner for lunch. She had approached me about a business venture.
About halfway through the meal, she took a phone call... nothing important... just a friend. She proceeded to chat out loud, at the table, for over 10 minutes!
I finished my lunch, then coldly shook hands and left.
The next day, she left me a couple of voice mails and emails. I deleted them.
Nop, I do not ans phone at dinner time. I get back to them after wards..
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Doesn't the phone interfere with the television? LOL
There are many times and places where a phone should not be allowed but I don't want to give the California legislature any ideas.
John McCormack, CRS
No, I don't allow them at the dinner table or at any meal. My phone is also never in my bedroom after a certain time in the evening.
John McCormack, CRS
No! Nothing can be more annoying than someone constantly checking their phone at a dinner table or any gathering.
Off limits; however it is just my wife and I. She doesn't know where her phone is half the time.
no but those calls do need to be taken care of sometimes.... when waiting for "that call" add a ring tune to them
Good morning Jeff. Our phones are not touched at the dinner table, call will just have to wait.
Jeff Dowler CRS - I leave my phone near my home-office desk!
Unless I know something will make or break the deal, I usually do not even keep my cell phone next to me.
Great question! No, not when I am at the table. Particularly annoying is when someone tries to pull it out at a restaurant. Look around and it is amazing how many people are talking on the phone while their dinner companion stares out in space and is completely ignored. So rude.
I was at a family dinner tonight and no one had their phones at the table. I don't recall ever having my phone with me at the dinner table unless someone asked me to Google something for them.
I have tried it both ways and Halley does not seem to care one way or the other. She sits and stares hopefully either way. Mark
No, we are both catching up while waiting for dinner to be served.
We usually don't answer during dinner.
When it's dinner time, phones are left on the desk...in the office...in a room...far, far away.
No need to prohibit, they all know that it would not be polite.
Jeff - Absolutely no cell phones at the dinner table. I never try and use my phone when in meetings, or during conversation with others as well.
I live by myself, but have to say when I go to dinner with friends, it is quite annoying when another is constantly on the phone, especially if it is only for an hour. I think that everyone can "be in the conversation" for at least an hour without being connected.
Just mine and only when I am waiting for an improtant call that is late in calling
When my daughter was growing up that wasn't allowed. It was also off limits during family time.
No. We do not use phones at the dinner table. Calls go to voice mail.
Yes, but then again I live alone...
Between clients, kids and grandkids who live close by I leave the phone on but it rarely rings during dinner. When it does it is usually best to take the call.
Jeff, Yes. My son knows not to take his phone out when we spend time together. That said, he does go to the bathroom frequently ... at least he is not checking his phone while we spend time together.
I, perhaps, am the guiltiest of all on this issue. OK, Jeff; I will turn over a new leaf and stop.
If they're a phone owned by a real estate agent, YES!!! my daughter, Tammy, will always have her phone with her and if it rings, I would fully expect her to answer it.... if she gets a text, I would want her to respond to it....
NO, dinner time is dinner time!
There is a great invention built in your phone called "Voice Mail Inbox", I use it during this time so I can enjoy the company of those sitting at the dinner table with me.
Jeff...when I have product...that phone (my office) goes everywhere always
Guilty of phones. It never fails a business call comes in during a meal.
If I get a business call during dinner, I answer the call. Luckily it doesn't happen often.
Absolutley not; there is a time and place for everything and phones at the dinner table is off limits. Great question!
Unfortunately others use it. I do not.
For me i violate my own rule as i deal with many west coast banks who are ramoing up their work day when i sit for dinner, so answering emails or excusing myself for the phone is common place. Most often though no phones at table or when out to eat, no facebook, no snap chat for the daughter.
If my son or daughter-in-law call! That's it!
If there is a good reason.
i leave it on vibe... if its important, i take it...if not i dont. i love what i do... if i didnt answer i would be grumpy. if its a sales call i take it...sometimes i set voicemail to like " hi its mike its 5 pm on tue the 26th, i am going to be walking property and cell reception is bad. pls leave a message and i will call you back when i am down the hill
if we had a family at the dinner table, I would say no, but with Evelyn and I both being in Real Estate, the answer is "sure we do!"