The world has turned very egocentric, and selfies have only added to already bad behavior and ill-bred manners that now flourish in today’s society. There is a time and place for everything, but one place you need to keep your camera/phone in your pocket is when someone has been kind enough to invite you to their home for a meal. If you’re truly a selfie addict and on the fringe of a nervous breakdown if you don’t take at least one photo every place you, at least ask your host or hostess if it would be OK before you snap that first shot. Then take your picture and make no mention of it afterwards and do not be looking at it every three minutes.
Why? Very simply because your host or hostess invited you over so you could spend time together. They certainly didn’t invite your phone over! Sure the argument could be made that the host or hostess should feel flattered but the reality is that you are making a fool out of yourself. Only catty teens and possibily your Mother would care what you are eating and who is there with you. The rest of the world could care less!
The rules of being a dinner guest are actually very simple: make sure you have the correct date and time not to mention address, be sure to arrive on time, bring a host or hostess gift (or send flowers ahead of time), engage your host or hostess in conversation and be sure to include any other guests in the discussion, eat what is served, and, thank the host or hostess as you leave for the night. A handwritten Thank You is very appropriate and should be sent out a day or two after the dinner. Again, at no time should your camera or camera/phone make an appearance. Yes. Really!