In brief, what to do about phones out at restaurants/bars? I don't mean using the phones, but phones on the table. Bad manners or no?
There are multiple people out and you're not primarily involved in the conversation taking place and have no desire to do so. Basically, if you're being antisocial and don't give two fucks about who you're with. Also, why don't you just go home already, Mopey Miranda?You're waiting for someone to show up, and that person is either prone to getting lost, or consistently boning you. Then you're being considerate or trying to win brownie points with your significant other.You're on a terrible date, you've sent the Bat Signal to your In-Case-of-Emergency friend, and he/she is going to text you with a bona fide excuse to bail any minute now.You're Ryan Gosling.You're a drug dealer, waiting to finalize a crack deal.You've set an alarm for the quiche de lorraine that is cooking at home, but you're such a drunk you had to go out and have some moonshine in the interim.You're expecting a phone call from your wife/girlfriend/baby mama, who is about to give birth to your child. Doesn't she know it's Tata Tuesday at Hustler Club?You're already known amongst your circle of friends to be an inconsiderate douche-juicer, and said behavior won't damage your already questionable reputation.You're a restaurant critic and need to document the meal, bite-by-bite, smackdown style.You're Yoko Ono, live-tweeting your trip to IHOP in order to highlight the poignant nuances of pancake oppression amongst the working class.You've just created a wine-pairing app and are testing out its usefulness in the most annoying way possible.You're a politician, waiting to finalize a crack deal.