In between the meal...

@Lore2009 (7387)
United States
June 7, 2012 3:04pm CST
My father works at a restaurant and he was telling me how these days so many people are playing with their phones while they eat. He said that people also take a lot of pictures of the food they eat. I remember someone was complaining about this and they said food is for eating. I like to take pictures of some of the food that I make and post it on my blog sometimes or if I eat something really interesting, I may take a snap at it. How do you feel about people taking pictures of their food? How do you feel about people busting out their phones in the restaurant?
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15 responses
• United States
7 Jun 12
I really hate it when I'm out with friends at a restaurant and they take out their phone to do whatever with it. Texting other people, posting on twitter or facebook, etc. I've never seen someone take a picture of their food, unless of course it's some sort of weird dish they want everyone to see. Which is kind of... egotistical. Maybe if you were making food and posting a picture along with a recipe, I would get it. First of all, I think it's really rude to have your phone out when you're with other people. Your phone doesn't love you like your people do! Second of all, why would you need to show people pictures of your food? Can't you just tell them about the food when you next see them if you thought it was good? I tend to be anti-phone the majority of the time anyway. lol
@Lore2009 (7387)
• United States
7 Jun 12
I think it's pretty rude too. My friend doesn't even own a cell phone, you may like him! Haha.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
I may! I've thought about tossing my cell phone many times during the past few months. I hardly ever use it as it is, and it's not a smart phone. Not that I think I'd want a smart phone, the features would probably keep me glued to the screen and my monthly phone bill would be about $60 more every month, and I don't want either of those things.
• United States
7 Jun 12
Most people are, actually! lol I'm a young person who rebells against technology. Imagine that! My phone takes pictures but they're not good pictures and I've really only taken and kept one picture, of my cat for my wallpaper. lol I used to have a digital camera too, but I didn't use it very often either so I just got rid of it.
@MandaLee (3745)
• United States
7 Jun 12
Dear Lore, I am old fashioned. I think people using or talking on their phones while in the restaurant is rude and extremely disrespectful. Have a great day!
@Lore2009 (7387)
• United States
7 Jun 12
I think it's rude too.. I don't know if it's old fashioned or not, but it's rude.
@inertia4 (27786)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I don't see nothing wrong with it. As a matter of fact, these days because of social media, lots of people do that to show their friends what they had for dinner. Also lots of people take pictures outside and inside of the restaurant as well and post them.
@KrauseHome (36239)
• United States
12 Jun 12
Personally I have been known to Text or talk on the phone while in a Restaurant and actually it is only a way of life I think. People taking pictures of the Food is OK if the restaurant does not mind. I see many people posting pictures of Food in restaurants, or food they have cooked, etc. on Facebook all the time.
• United States
12 Jun 12
Yes manners at the table are certainly on the decline forsure. I know my hubby will occasionally play with his phone at the table and I don't appreciate it. We need gadget free time. But you know I've seen that lately people posting their meals on FaceBook almost to rub it in your face... someone put a pic of crab legs with steak at home.
@ElicBxn (60969)
• United States
11 Jun 12
If they are alone, I don't have a problem... Taking pictures of food... the only time I might've wanted to do that was a few times in Atlantic City. I think my sister took some with her camera - but I didn't have my iPhone then, and the old one didn't do much of anything but make calls.
@JieMing (89)
• United States
8 Jun 12
I always take pictures of my food. If I bring my camera I use my camera instead of my phone. I have a collection of over 500 pics of food now, haha. Thinking about making a blog about restaurants for the two cities I have lived in. Of course, I think there is nothing wrong with taking pictures of food. I'm sure the owner may appreciate it sometimes because I use my delicious looking pics to introduce good restaurants to friends.
@loveshop (127)
• Turkey
8 Jun 12
For me it is no problem and fine when people snap the food photo. I wish i can do that too, but when the food come to my table, i always forget about my phone cos i will grab the food first because i so hungry or the food looks so delicious. While i eating or finish eating, then only i remember to snap the photo which is too late. It is good to snap photo of food cos we can upload in our social networking or website or blog. So we can remember where, when and what we had before. It is kind of keep us memory of sweet things what we done. About people playing their handphone, it is depends, if it this about work, message friends for a short while, it is fine. But if while sitting, you just ignore us in the same table , and you keep concentrate on your phone like playing games, that must be something wrong with the people. If that happen to me, i will direct sound to the person, you can have your own table or come alone for your dinner and play with your phone!!!
@IAmNena (178)
• Philippines
8 Jun 12
Yes I know! I lot of hipsters are doing this and it's kinda getting annoying.i remember I had a Facebook friend who loves taking pictures of him while eating whether he's in a fastfood chain or eating home cooked foods.He's like "Im eating an Adobo for lunch.Yum" and were like "what the?" okay so who cares if your main dish for your lunch is Abodo,you don't have to take a picture of it unless there's something's special.
• India
8 Jun 12
sometimes ignoring people is the best way to be free from that,people taunts ,ignoring and this and that things,yes tyhere are few people who like to take snaps of the pic and post it here and there so that he/she has some respect infront of friends ,this what the logic of people ,they just wana say they have a social life this and that things,it all they wana be upto date,so whenever your dad see anything like that tell him that she/he is taking snaps so that he is trying to increase his /her lifestyle, thats it ,....and tell yur dad to remain cool :)
@tatsumaki (189)
• Indonesia
8 Jun 12
I think it's ok... I'm usually snap some photos too especially good looking foods hahaha... and the owner should be proud and happy because they like the food presentation and have a photo of it... and when people's post it at whatever social network it will help promoting the food and restaurant becaus peoples will curious and ask about the food if it's interesting...
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 12
Price to paid for technology no more privacy. - No more quiet time.
I guess it is the price to paid for technology , last time people can eat in peace and walk in peace, but handphone cause people to be available everywhere , people privacy are limited too with every scene can be taken picture and video recorded and in the next minute put up in youtube to be exposed and uncensored. Even in toilet and walking people are looking staring at ipad or smartphone.
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Jun 12
I don't like people using their phones to make calls in a restaurant, but I don't see the problem with taking the odd photo. It doesn't bother anyone else I wouldn't imagine. It might be nice to take home a photo to show the family or friends, or even just as a memory of a lovely meal
@toniganzon (55281)
• Philippines
8 Jun 12
I don't mind when people do that it's because i do the same. I'm thinking of taking photography professionally and i see art everywhere. But food is not really one of my subject. Only when it's something new or interesting or when the food is from out of this world i'm gonna do that. When i'm out with friends and talking to them i don't take out my phone and play. But sometimes cant help but answer a few messages.
@celticeagle (122709)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jun 12
I think it is a good idea to take pictures. If I can't remember the name of a dish I can just look at the picture or show it to the waiter. Hehe This thing with taking out the phone at meal time is not something I like. I think dinner time is a good time to catch up with the other family members and chat alittle. I think the phones should left in their rooms or in another room. I think it is RUDE to be on your phone or texting or whatever when you have other people at the table.