Seems like so many social rules have been tossed out during this unique time of a pandemic. Since July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, we’re taking the opportunity to show you some thoughtful ways to preserve a bit of etiquette in your conversations.
Let’s stay safe
Refrain from talking or texting while driving. It’s distracting and dangerous to you and those around you.
Show a little respect
Silence your phone when you are in person with someone including work, meals, and meetings.
During performances of any kind (yes, movies too) the best choice is to turn your phone off.
How about demonstrating that the person you are with that they are important to you by keeping your phone deep in your pocket or purse?
If you must take a call, apologize and step away for that conversation.
When not to take that call
Our friends at Verizon offered these suggestions on when you truly need to leave your phone alone.
- During a job interview
- Attending church
- While giving birth
- When someone is talking to you
- While driving
- Eating a meal
- At movie theaters and other large gatherings of any kind
- While you’re studying
Of course, there are also some exceptions to these etiquette rules.
- Medical professionals
- Parents with children in the care of babysitters
- People who are “on call” with an employerDean and Draper
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We hope that our tips for Cell Phone Courtesy Month will be useful for you and a good reminder to us all as we find ourselves in more in-person situations. We are here for you when you have questions about your insurance or want to discuss changing your policy.
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