I immediately connected to Ari Taymor’s Quote of the Day on Grub Street referring to folks enjoying their time with friends and loved ones instead of taking pics of their food.
Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting in front of the computer and looking at beautiful food images for hours on end just like many. And I’m sure many of the pics were taken while out. BUT snapping a picture of your meal midway conversation is pretty rude. It’s bad enough that folks can’t put their phone away long enough to engage in conversation during a meal, now I have to deal with this. Not cool.
And I get it, it’s part of the times. Still, a bit of decorum people. What I do now is ask friends and family if they are planning on checking-in, taking pics, etc. If so, then I give them a few minutes before the conversation begins… afterwards, I ensure that their phone is put away - that means not on the table but in their purse, pocket, you know what I mean. Not within eye’s view.
Next time you’re out having a meal with a friend or family member remember to be considerate of them and their time. You may find yourself alone on your next meal excursion if the behavior continues… unless your friends do it too.