Miami Woman Wants You to Stop Talking on Your Phone During Dinner
|Courtesy of Ban Cell Phones from Restaurants' Facebook page|
In response, some restaurants across the country are instituting no-cell-phone policies in the dining room or taking other measures to keep customers in check. Miami's own Michy's has instituted a Sensational Sundays dinner series during which patrons are encouraged to forgo their phones in exchange for free cupcakes. In general, though, diners in the 305 are free to remain glued to their digital devices as they see fit.
But one Miami woman is sick of having her meals disturbed by loud talkers, drama queens, and live-tweeters who just can't separate themselves from their smartphones.
(As journalists, we're as guilty as the next guy, but we have to admit -- it would be nice to eat an undisturbed meal every once in a while. And revisit the art of eye contact.)
After almost being run down by a dude who was driving and texting, Julie Liberty took to Facebook to voice her frustrations. She started the page Ban Cell Phones From Restaurants and soon discovered she wasn't alone. People from across the country chimed in to express their anger.