Rude using hp during meals time?

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Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby xueyan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:16 pm

Dear all

I just like to know how you guys feel. Do you have lots of friends or colleagues that keep using handphone when they are having meals with you?

I am not talking about the occasional receiving a call or reading a message that comes in. I have a colleague that keep checking FB, emails, when having lunch with her. I know a lot of people do that and they don't even look at the person talking to them. Their eyes are glued to their hp. But i just feel that this is extremely rude.

Should i be more acceptable to this behaviour since everybody is doing it or you guys feel the same as I do?

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby Funz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:40 pm

I find it rude too.

I refuse to let kids play with any gadgets or phones at the dining table when we dine out. Not even when waiting for food to be served.

I have friends who are like that too. Constantly glued to the phone. I will tell them to please put the phone away.

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:47 pm

Definitely rude. But coz every other person is doing it, it's become a norm to be rude.

Anyway, if that person cannot live by your standards, and you can't live by hers...then 分手吧!

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:49 pm

xueyan wrote:Dear all

I just like to know how you guys feel. Do you have lots of friends or colleagues that keep using handphone when they are having meals with you?

I am not talking about the occasional receiving a call or reading a message that comes in. I have a colleague that keep checking FB, emails, when having lunch with her. I know a lot of people do that and they don't even look at the person talking to them. Their eyes are glued to their hp. But i just feel that this is extremely rude.

Should i be more acceptable to this behaviour since everybody is doing it or you guys feel the same as I do?

I would prefer to eat alone than to be with such friends/colleagues.
What they need is their hp and neither the food nor me.

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby Mawar » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:50 pm

I find it very rude. If we have arranged to meet up over a meal, at least set aside 2 hours to catch up. Else don't bother.

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby sparks » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:13 pm

It's rude to me. why even bother to have a meal together since the phone is more interesting than the company?

but some pp just need to be told, else they don't even know they are being 'rude' to others.

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby jetsetter » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:23 pm

xueyan wrote:Dear all

I just like to know how you guys feel. Do you have lots of friends or colleagues that keep using handphone when they are having meals with you?

I am not talking about the occasional receiving a call or reading a message that comes in. I have a colleague that keep checking FB, emails, when having lunch with her. I know a lot of people do that and they don't even look at the person talking to them. Their eyes are glued to their hp. But i just feel that this is extremely rude.

Should i be more acceptable to this behaviour since everybody is doing it or you guys feel the same as I do?



she isn't interested in your company at all. dun lunch with her ever again. but then again, maybe u r the sort who wants to talk to someone during lunch?

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby schweppes » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:38 pm

We need a social media guard


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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby Funz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:42 pm

:rotflmao:

I need to get me a few of those.

One of which is for DH!

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Re: Rude using hp during meals time?

Postby schweppes » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Sadly, being so obsessively connected to the online world makes us very disconnected in the real world. Just this past Fri, was at Bugis area. And in the 100m that I walked, I saw so many people hunching over the phones - either on whatsapp, FB, gaming, texting, watching some vids... instead of talking to each other.

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