So I'm with my dear old friend, dawdling over a long, long lunch when the cell phone rings.
I don't have a strongly developed sense of cell phone etiquette. The phone rings, and I usually answer it. I figure I'm sitting there with an old friend. She'll understand. It's probably just a family member checking in.
Turned out, it was a sensitive but not especially personal phone call that went on for some minutes and couldn't politely be backed out of. My friend was patient, but she must have felt really awkward, first sitting nearby, trying not to listen to the call, then sitting alone when I left to finish the call.
I'm re-thinking cell phones at the table. Should I have rejected the call? Sent it to voice mail? Turned off the phone? Left the phone at home? Is there one policy that covers every one and every situation?
What about it Bites-ers?