I hate it when someone carries their cell phone to my dinner table -- it makes me see red. While waiting for an appointment or my car to be fixed, I hate being subjected to one-sided conversations about this innocuous situation or that smarmy person. I'm saddened when I see a group of teens/tweens walking down the road with cell phones glued to their ears. Besides being dangerous (inattention to cars), it signals a lack of respect for the people whom they're with -- just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right or good. 'Nough said.
Now, one of my thanks for this upcoming holiday is for the people who are keeping up the tradition of publishing etiquette books.
My other thanks is for you! Blessings to you and your families.