Is It OK to Text During Meals?

Author:Galanes, Philip
Position::Ethical Dilemma

Often I have meals with pals who have their phones out the whole time: scrolling and texting, chatting with me, and eating at the same time. I don't like it. Can I get them to tone it down?--Ali, City Withheld

POSSIBLY. I too find it annoying when people can't commit to me without phone checks. Every glance fractures the conversation. I'm not shy about speaking up: "Let's put away our phones. They're distracting." Some people can oblige, while others experience phantom phone pain...

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