One of my favorite columns in The New York Times is 'Social Q's'. Ever so proper, the author addresses most any situation in which etiquette is injected these days. It might just be me but it seems that, in general, societal etiquette is worsening. With our microwaved lifestyles which includes an injection of technology, boundaries are being violated left and right.
From folk on their Bluetooth devices in restaurants to phone calls past 9 p.m. (there are exceptions, of course, like emergencies), poor manners is becoming an epidemic.
What are some of the social situations that you're encountering these days? Is everyone on their P's and Q's?
After all, I am The Broke SOCIALITE...let's talk manners!
Scenario (we'll start out really slowly):
You're at cocktails with a girlfriend whom you've not seen in nearly a quarter. Just as you've finished your hugs and settled in at a tabletop, she whips out her Blackberry. Unfazed, you accept her sweet apology as she says that she's going to answer this laaaaassssttt text. Lo and behold, an hour into your visit, she's put you on hold with her index finger in the middle of five different sentences so that she can tend to her texts.
What would you do?