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.)
A phone should never be placed on the table or peeked at underneath it!
Dinner party rules apply, unless you’re dining alone.
Think you’re innocently texting? The guy behind you disagrees.
Kid’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.
A public space is not code for phone booth.
Why miss what’s in front of you?