Would you eat at a restaurant that banned cell phones?

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  1. Amanda108 profile image90
    Amanda108posted 8 years ago

    Would you eat at a restaurant that banned cell phones?

    I just heard of this concept today and I can't quite believe it...

  2. Lady Guinevere profile image66
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    You bet I would.  People talking on them disturbs other peoples eating and enjoying their meals.  I really think it is disrespectful of others.  Go outside and talk if you must.

    1. Amanda108 profile image90
      Amanda108posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just out of curiosity if you don't mind answering, how does it disturb people? Is everyone in the restaurants you're eating at quiet? I know where I eat the people around me have conversations. Being on a cell phone is no different.

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image66
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Have you sat in a restaurant and heard someone on their cell phone talking loudly?  That is how they disturb people.  I know others do not like to hear their conversations too, not just me.

  3. Sunardi profile image69
    Sunardiposted 8 years ago

    If I am in hurry and so hungry and that the only place to eat, I would. But, I prefer to eat at another one.

  4. Robert the Bruce profile image60
    Robert the Bruceposted 8 years ago

    I don't talk on my cell phone while I'm sitting in a restaurant. If I get a call I need to take, I'll get up and go somewhere else to talk. Even if a restaurant "banned" cell phones, I would still have it on me.

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    Grey Templesposted 8 years ago

    I would be the first one at the door along with Lady Guinevere.  I can't stand cell phones going off while I eat and have a quiet meal.  Oh for the days there were no cell phones. Cell phones are an annoyance.  Please bring back pay phones.

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    Richie Alburoposted 8 years ago

    Yes, i will still eat.Specially if the food is good.Many people now are respecting others privacy specially while eating.Before they go inside a restaurant they put their cellphone on mute or vibration.I remember when i go inside a casino,they will ask if you have cellphone and if you have they ask you to take it out and they will put a sticker on the camera so you can not take picture inside.Same at the restaurant.They can ask you politely to take out your cell phone and put it on silent mode.

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    sheilamyersposted 8 years ago

    Sure I would. I usually don't turn off my cell phone when I walk into a restaurant, but if they required it, I would. I would assume what they mean by banning cell phones is talking on them or having them ringing. I think it would be nice for everyone to at least have them on vibrate an, if they really need to talk, go outside. And maybe the idea isn't so much about people talking on them while they eat, but the waitresses and cashiers having to wait for the person to stop talking and actually place an order or pay their bill. There are other people waiting to be served and check out and they sure shouldn't have to wait longer because someone couldn't find the politeness to take care of business before talking on the phone.

  8. bethperry profile image85
    bethperryposted 8 years ago

    Yes I would - if they serve good food. I wouldn't pick a restaurant just for the ban.

    And although I can think of a few reasons restaurant patrons might regret having a ban -like the need to call for an ambulance- honestly, there are too many folks that want to do nothing but gab on those things. Worse, some of these gabbers seem not to understand the concept of speaking in a lowered tone. When I'm eating out, especially if it is a date night with my husband, the last thing I want to hear is that person who thinks their personal life is just so gosh darned fascinating they have to share their side of a cell phone conversation with every person in the restaurant! I had not heard the concept of a cell phone prohibited restaurant before, but I sure can understand why someone might propose it.

  9. mgeorge1050 profile image85
    mgeorge1050posted 8 years ago

    Absolutely, that is one of the best ideas I have heard in a while.   I hate it when someone is talking loudly on a cell phone in a restaurant or the phone keeps ringing.

  10. Torrs13 profile image90
    Torrs13posted 8 years ago

    I would! I typically don't like to bring my cell phone out during a meal anyway, so it wouldn't be too hard. I like using that time to talk to the person I'm with about how they're doing, anything exciting that is going on, or what fun things are coming up. When my boyfriend and I go to a restaurant, we often just spend that time talking about our plans for the upcoming days and things that are on our minds. I think that it's a great idea for a restaurant to ban cell phones.

  11. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years ago

    Food before phone would be my rule - if it was a restaurant I occasionally ate at, or it was one I was being taken to for social reasons, I would abide by its rules provided the food was good. I wouldn't go to these places specifically for the ban at any time partly because children are one of the most annoying aspects (I swear it's some kind of law that they have to be obnoxious and loud in most places), so someone trying to keep their voice down on a cell phone hardly bothers me.

    As someone who rarely uses a phone of any kind the rule means squat to me, and I can't imagine people needing their phone while eating. If they're expecting a call, wait outside or better yet explain to the caller you're out to whatever occasion it is and don't want to be interrupted.

    I personally think it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but as I don't frequent such places I can't say if it is or not. Usually the people there have the common courtesy to keep their conversation to those at the same table, not nattering on to someone but loudly giving us all the details.

  12. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 8 years ago

    I sure would as it drives me crazy when people all around you are talking loudly on their cell phones. I think it is fine to put it on vibrate in case of an emergency, but the conversation should be with the diners who have accompanied you.

  13. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    You bet I would!  Too many times, too many places, not only in restaurants, I've been annoyed or made privy to bits and pieces of peoples' private lives in which I have no interest, and in some cases, really did **not** need to know.  This runs the gamut from arguments with the boyfriend, spouse, what have you, to whining pleading kids trying to coax a parent for permission to yes, "intimate details" being shared with a BFF over the phone!  I mean really, folks, have some class!  No one needs to know about your sex life while eating or shopping.
    If there is an emergency, yes, take the call, but go outside.  Otherwise, leave it on silent, and talk WITH the people you came with!
    The Post Office now has 'no cell phone' signs up, and many banks also ask you to turn them off when you are at the window.  It makes perfect sense to me.  The proliferation of these devices, and the great numbers of people who seem to feel they cannot exist or breathe for a moment without the fool things glued to their ears are supremely annoying!

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    Unsungposted 5 years ago

    Before answering this question ,just answer me ,"when was the last time you look directly deep into your partner's eye, hold her/his hand, complimented her/his outfit, listen carefully with all your ears?" This might sound old fashioned romance but it is worth it. So why would anyone who is in love with his/her partner will miss the opportunity. There's a quote,"life is like an icecream,enjoy it before it melts." Personally, yeah I will not only just visit the restaurant but it would be the best place for me and my loved one.


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