I have a feeling this will not be the only comic to bear the title ‘Table Manners’. Issues like this (table etiquette, I guess you could call it) are oft-discussed (just listen to the questions segment on any Dice Tower Podcast). Phones are not the end of it, and neither are they even the beginning.
But they are tricky one. People are people, and these days phones are part of people. Asking people to put away their phones at the table seems a little … school-ish? It’s not that I don’t want to do that, it’s more that I don’t want to have to do that. I would rather that situation just not arise, that people would come to the table with respect for the company they are in.