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Do you use your phone or tablet at a restaurant?

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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We just had lunch at a fairly nice restaurant and this lady was on her tablet while eating with her kid and husband. I was curious why she was on it but knew it wasn't my business.
We made it a rule to not be on our phones/tablets when eating, whether out or at home. That's talking time.
What about you? Do you have a similar rule or don't care?
by on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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angieluvsolivia
by Angie on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I've seen a couple of times like 2 or 3 kids each having their own playing games or watching movies at nice restaurants.  I find it ridiculous and do not agree.

OliviaW.
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM

The only time I have used my Kindle at a resturant is if dh is with me and we're at a play area. Other than that I don't take it out.

northernmommy
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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If I'm eating by myself I'll read a book on my kindle sometimes otherwise I stay off my phone unless something comes up in conversation that we need looked up, like directions somewhere.
KimmyShaw
by Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM

To me, meal time = family time, so no; tablets/phones are not used.

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM

i personally might check my cell once and put it away IF i happen to be expecting a call or message about something but if not, then I enjoy my meal

fatcat0908
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Never. I obviously bring it, but I do not use it. We also have a no electronics at the table rule in our home.
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OBImomma
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM
We have a 'no electronics " rule at the table. Doesn't matter if we are at home or out.
mom4awesomekids
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Phone
proudmommy690
by Christa on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM

When we are out..I try not to, but some times I do use my phone but not the whole time. At home it doesn't matter.

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Apr. 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM

While I like your rule and I dont personally use my cell phone or tablet while at a restaurant, I do let my four year old use my cell phone to distract him from making noise or getting overly bored waitiing for the food. 

I plan on changing this as he gets older.....around 7ish sounds good.

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