Ever wondered ! At restaurants in France You can be banned for dinning if you use you cellphone during dinner. Yes you heard right. Some owners there wants to preserve the dinner etiquette which includes the conversations must be with the person sharing table not in cellphone. But in this digital age one without cellphone is just like lack of salt in dinner. Missing the joy of posting photos of having one’s favourite dinner on social plateform like FB ,instagram doesn’t go well with young generation as well as smart phone addicts of all age group. But on other way it certainly takes away the good culture of having a get together dinner and a chance to mingle with friends and family.
Dinner table should be for dinner, a gadget free zone.
Traveller Sebastian Modak narrate his take on the issue by referring such a bar in Washington DC. The Saloon on U street of Washington DC has set rules for such people. No cellphones are allowed on table .Even if one has to wait for there turn due to non availability of vacant table, one must not pop up there smart phone into there hands and start fingers dance on it. No TV in waiting area and one should have to be ready to face bartenders if too much texting and using phones. Modak shares his joy of spending an evening in his favourite “The Saloon ” with a chance to have a conversation with the persons on table without bothering about posting filtered photos to so called ‘friends’ on social media.
Describing this behaviour of using cellphones at eating table as scientifically analysed bad, Katherine LaGrave says that if we ignore the idea of impoliteness notwithstanding we are not at good conduct scientifically. It would not be better to involve your phone when you are on a date or sharing meal with family colleagues or friends. Study shows that we are loosing our ability to remember even our foods because of phones as they are doing the work efficiently by clicking a image for sharing or instagramming it on web. Dependenc on technology even for the joyous work of our life has deteriorated human memory in significant way. Such reasons are enough at all to have a look on our eating etiquettes.
Supporting the argument Lale Arikogulu, another traveller express that there is no alternative on social media to eating together. Narrating his anguish when during meal if someone whips out phone, how bad he feels, he says even waiting for couple of hours he jus wants to have his meal and enjoy the joy of the moment.
Counter view! point to be noted.
Here are some supporters of the habbit.Laura Dannen Redman counters the argument. According to her, one share one’s best moment on social media and preserve the photos for memory and enjoying your favourite good at your favorite restaurant is one of the moment one want to catch and save.Why not have a collection of our joyous moment even if you have to use your phone on eating table. It always reminds you of tasty food you have tasted and watering your mouth sometimes.
Meredith Carey argues in favour saying it has been a great help from social media to decide a good restaurant to eat. So clicking a photo of our food however without flash light would not spoil the game. He says he had discovered nice restaurants with the help of social media platforms that’s why he used to keep a log of good food he had by clicking it and sharing on Instagram.