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K1200LT Rider
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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
K1200LT Rider   8/23/2012 12:14:12 PM
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Maybe this should also be implemented in work places. I know someone who spends more time texting, talking on his cell and emailing with friends and family than he does doing actual work. And one female talks so loudly on the phone it's incredibly distracting for a very large cubicle area. It's then same person who used to make snapping and cracking noises while chewing gum until I complained to HR because I truly couldn't stand it any more. It's amazing how some people actually don't understand how annoying they can be to others around them.

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
K1200LT Rider   8/23/2012 12:04:15 PM
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That's considerate of you to not go to any decent restaurant so I and others don't have to listen to you and your phone.

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
old account Frank Eory   8/22/2012 8:33:53 PM
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I like the approach this restaurant is taking. The carrot is often more effective than the stick.

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
NewYankEE   8/22/2012 2:24:36 PM
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"Or we don't eat at your restaurant, how about that, then you won't be bothered." That sounds good! Anyone so important that they'd disturb others witht heir business should bow out to tend to those important matters. Win win ;-)

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
krisi   8/22/2012 2:10:54 PM
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Great idea, cell use in restaurant in Vancouver is a nightmare at times...do we want to live in a society where everyone looks at their smartphone all the time? Kris

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
Bert22306   8/22/2012 1:22:32 AM
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We go out quite a bit, but I haven't noticed cell phone use in restaurants specifically as being egregious. In movie theaters (or "at the cinema") yes. But yes, certainly, people carrying on telephone conversations at a table next to mine, in a restaurant, would be incredibly bad manners. Just like it would be at home, during dinner time. I was impressed in the bus ride from Narita Airport to Tokyo, where there's a discreet audio announcement made at the beginning of the trip. It says that cell phone use is not allowed, because (exact quote) "it annoys the passengers." I love it! Perhaps that's taking it a bit too far, or perhaps it's just that I'm so used to people using their phones in the Wash DC public transportation systems that I've become used to it. There's hope though. What about smoking? It wasn't long ago that this pestilence was allowed unabated, not just in restaurants but also in airplanes. Places where it was impossible to escape. Now it would be unheard of. So maybe sensible people will take matters in their own hands wrt cell phone use too.

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re: Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
GoStripes   8/22/2012 12:03:26 AM
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Or we don't eat at your restaurant, how about that, then you won't be bothered.

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