Question – What is your cell phone policy?
Answer – I don’t bring it to the table. That comes from my grandmother. When I was growing up, if the phone rang during dinner, my grandfather would yell, “Are you gonna answer that?” And she would say, “That phone is for my convenience, not the caller’s.” Isn’t that amazing?
This above Q&A is from Elizabeth Banks (American Actress, Producer, Director) in an article by Glamour magazine this month that inspired me.
Yes it is amazing. I see the opposite example in my own household (I’m guilty myself) regardless of convenience to actually talk to someone there is a culture to automatically pick up the phone when it rings. Maybe this is because our phones now days are mobile and usually on our person. Sometimes its the call you’ve been waiting on all day or it’s the quick, hey thanks for calling but I can’t talk right now, can I call you later? Which now that I think about it why answer at all, your voice mail serves that purpose to tell a person – hey can’t talk, will call you later if you leave me a message… This goes back to being a slave to our device discussion that is gaining more publicity in the news.
My 3 point cell phone policy:
• Be present in all phone conversations, if I can’t then reschedule when I can or don’t answer out of respect, call back when I can talk.
• Do not bring the cell phone to breakfast, lunch or dinner especially if I’m with others! Also, put ringer on vibrate especially in restaurants.
• Never talk on the cell phone in the bathroom, especially while on the loo – ewe, germs.
If you liked this blog, Like/Share/Comment and tell me is your phone for your convenience and how do you make sure it’s not impeding beyond that?
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