Southern Charm Tip #104: Put Away Your Phone, Please

March 27, 2013 | By Caroline McKenzie | Comments (3)
Southern Charm Tip #104: Put Away Your Phone, Please

Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Our phones connect us to the world. But, let’s be honest, they can also keep us from connecting with those around us. At your next get-together, consider setting up a “call waiting” station by the front door for guests to stash their phones. Click here to download your own tag. It’s an easy way to encourage company to focus on fellow guests.
And while we’re on phone etiquette, check-out our quick reference guide to when it is and is not acceptable to pull out your cell phone. (Note: Four bars denotes acceptable. No bars denotes entirely unacceptable.)

graphDinner Party
A phone should never be placed on the table or peeked at underneath it!

graphRestaurant 
Dinner party rules apply, unless you’re dining alone.

graphMovie Theater 
Think you’re innocently texting? The guy behind you disagrees.

graphKid’s Soccer Game 
Is the phone call worth missing a goal? And a status update about your child’s athleticism can wait—or better yet, not make an appearance.

graphPublic Restroom 
A public space is not code for phone booth.

graphA Concert 
Why miss what’s in front of you?

COMMENTS

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    March 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  2. Hannah B.

    I *must* find out where that pink glass is from! Any ideas?

    March 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm
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