Okay, listen up, people. And I don’t just mean you twenty-something-Generation X-Y types either. I’m talking heavy-duty, born in the ’40s and ’50s Boomer Bambinos too.
You’re at a meal with others. Enjoying good food and good conversation. Your cell phone, smart phone, pad, pod or doodad rings, beeps, chimes, vibrates, intones or otherwise comes to life. What do you do?
A. Answer the phone and chat it up while your friends keep eating and talking.
B. Don’t answer the phone and let it ring out.
C. Get up from the table, withdraw to a secure location, and answer the phone.
The correct answer is not ever A. I’m talking (well, actually you are the one talking) mega-rudeness, galactic vulgarity, whacked-out boorish behavior.
Answers B and C are completely acceptable. A? Never!
All right. I’m done now with my very polite rant.