Do you switch the television off if you have visitors?

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  1. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    Do you switch the television off if you have visitors?

  2. whonunuwho profile image80
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    Yes..it is the respectful thing to do in a polite society.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you there, thanks for commenting.

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Not always. Normally the movie or TV show is paused.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't you find your eyes drawn to the paused picture? Thanks for joining in.

  4. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    I don't have a TV, and if I was watching a Hulu video, I'd turn it off or pause it (unless they wanted to watch it.)  It's kind of like not talking on your cell phone when you're in a checkout line: that is rude behavior, and you're minimizing the importance of the person/people right before you.  A device is not important; people are!

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So agree with you, thanks for your reply.

  5. samnashy profile image79
    samnashyposted 5 years ago

    Definitely not!  I sometimes give my visitors some eye contact during the adverts if I feel like it!!

    I am joking of course, yep, switch the TV off and have a chat for a few hours or more......

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You had me there for a minute! Thanks for replying.

  6. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    We always do, unless there are children, then we find something appropriate to keep them occupied.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds fair enough. Thanks for your answer.

  7. ChitrangadaSharan profile image58
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    I think switching off your television is the proper and courteous thing to do. You have to give respect to your guest, who has taken all the trouble to visit and meet you.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. I'm glad to find so many people still find it polite.

  8. old albion profile image71
    old albionposted 5 years ago

    Always. It is rude and shows a lack of respect for your visitor if you do not. One other thing, you cannot hear what is being said, you can of course turn down the sound but that is neither one thing or the other.
    Graham.

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I quite agree, old albion, it's a distraction. I know people who can't bear to put the tv off. One even channel hops while talking, it's not as if he's glued to a favourite programme. Thanks for your input.

  9. profile image54
    Arahullposted 5 years ago

    Depend on visitors i do so if i don't like them... as it keeps them busy as it better that they start talk something foolish in which i am not intrested

  10. profile image0
    SkeetyDposted 5 years ago

    It depends.  If my visitors like TV I ask them if there is something in particular they would like to watch, if there are children present, I look for a children's show to put on.  If my visitors are not big fans of TV, it goes off and the conversation begins!

  11. ritsukakunx profile image53
    ritsukakunxposted 5 years ago

    Yes! Actually, I would probably switch it off if anyone came in the room. I just feel... weird holding a conversation while having the television on. hmm

    1. innerspin profile image91
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! Thank you, I feel the same but I know people who don't.

 
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