New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni confesses that he doesn’t mind seeing diners texting while eating in restaurants – only, mind you, because it means they’re not gabbing away on their mobile phones.
I’m a rabid texter, but I usually only indulge in restaurants when I’m waiting at the bar for my dining companions to arrive (and I’m always the first to arrive. Grrr! But that’s a blog for another time). However, it seems so many people have jobs that require them to be dialed in at all times that I agree with Mr. Bruni. Texting is far less disruptive and far more polite than either making or taking a call at the table or excusing yourself repeatedly. Just try not to text while your food is on the table lest you may insult the chef.