How rude is that?
A perfectly great opportunity to be able to have a conversation ... about ANYTHING... and all of them are more interested in "talking" to someone... THAT'S NOT EVEN THERE!
In our family, we try to eat together almost every night at the dinner table. Everyone knows that all electronics are off limits, all toys need to stay away from the area, and everyone needs to focus ... on US.
No, not the United States... but US...our family!
Family is the cornerstone of society.
I was talking with a friend of mine recently, and he brought up a great point... "Fix the family... and it will fix society."
And it all starts with MANNERS.
In our classroom, we have many jobs that deal with just this skill... from the "door holder" ... to the "phone screener" ... to the "paper passer outer."
It teaches them to think of others.
What a novel idea!!!!
By the way, would you ever say anything to that family that everyone is on a cell phone... or some electronic device in a restaurant???
Of course you wouldn't.
It's because you have manners.