Life in the USA
Public Services II
Cellular Telephone Use
Please keep in mind that it is not considered polite to the other patrons in America to carry on a long conversation on a cellular telephone while seated in a restaurant.
Many restaurants suggest customers turn off their cellular telephones before dining. If you must make or accept a call while at a restaurant, keep the conversation brief and keep your voice low.
You will undoubtedly observe many people, Americans or otherwise, breaking this rule. This will show you how annoying being forced to listen to half a conversation can be, especially if you are trying to carry on your own conversation with a fellow diner at the same time. Even if this practice does not bother you, be sure that it will disturb other American diners.
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