Most Americans ‘frown on cellphone use during meals’

October 28th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Oct 28 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that majority of Americans do not approve of cellphone use during meals.

The popular Zagat restaurant guide said 63 percent of Americans turn their noses up at cell phone users who make calls or hammer out texts during a meal.

“I do it on occasion - depending on whom I’m with,” The New York Daily News quoted Washington Heights resident Michael Watts, as saying.

“I have a few friends that are so addicted to their phones that I have to reprimand them - in a friendly way,” he added.

Of course, using your phone under certain circumstances was considered OK, like sharing snapshots of a mouth-watering meal.

“I’ve done that: ‘Look! I’m eating BBQ in North Carolina!’ I took a picture of my sweet tea and twittered it,” said Jocelyn Schwartz, 26, while eating at Pizza Plus on Ninth Ave.

However, according to the survey, the top most on the complaints list was service, with 24 percent of Americans saying men are treated better than women at restaurants.

Zagat found that New Yorkers grab food to go more often than those in any other part of the country. (ANI)

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