So we'll admit it- our phones are usually glued to our hips. There's no denying that it takes a lot of self control not to check our phones every minute or so. With that said, we are extremely conscious of our cell phone etiquette in public. Here are some definite do's and don'ts with regard to that precious cell phone of yours.
- DO- Keep your phone on silent during class, meals, meetings, work, or any important event. Oh, and did I mention during religious services! I can't tell you how many times someone's phone has gone off during church. Talk about #embarrassing. Big no no. Also- college tours! Try to keep your phone away for those.
- DON'T- Answer a phone call or text message during a meal. My friends and I always have contests when we go to meals together to see how long we can go without checking our phones. But in all seriousness, be courteous to your guest and put the phone away!
- DO- Respond to text messages or phone calls promptly. If you have a smart phone, emails count too! Don't ever ignore a text or phone call from someone (unless its a boy calling/texting you in the AM hours...but that a whole other story).
- DON'T- Send something to someone via text message that would get you in trouble or make you have any regrets. The thing about today's technology is that there are records of everything you say and do on your cell phones. Think before you send!
Technology may be advancing, but try to be true to the traditional rules of courtesy with regard to your phone.