The next in a series… Some time ago I went to a snazzy French restaurant in Ginza for a business lunch. At the next table a sharply dressed business man answered his cell phone. I didn’t think much of it as people are constantly talking on their phones in restaurants in Manhattan, but the waiter went right up to him and told him to turn it off immediately. He stood his ground, didn’t budge until the customer hung up, turned the phone on “manner mode” and put it away. I was shocked. The guy was spending $100 for a lunch and was scolded to turn off his phone.
Girl in restaurant instant messages on her cell phone. Talking is strictly forbidden as it could disturb other customers.