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

March 27, 2013 | By | 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!

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?


  1. Amado

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

    July 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm
  2. Southern Charm Tip #21: Have Etiquette on the Go – The Daily South | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    […] the table from you. Guilty as charged! (Check-out our guide on when and when not to use your phone here.) But that doesn’t have to be the case. We’ve rounded-up five tablet/smart phone apps […]

    March 31, 2013 at 9:01 am
  3. 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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