Focus: Cell phone behavior for a night out. Alt-focus: Is this a good policy or a bad policy? For me, I fucking detest cell phones of any and all shapes. They turn a good bar debate into a contest of Google-fu. You can't have a conversation without being interrupted by some twat having to answer a text or a call and no one I know is able to convincingly carry on two conversations at once. Worse, at least a few dozen assholes forget that when you're on the phone other people can hear your conversation. They get angry at you for "eavesdropping" when they are yelling into a phone and they act as if going outside to talk on the phone is simply beneath them. I can think of nothing less respectful that sitting at a table with people and having your nose in a phone the entire time. If it's that damned important, go outside and handle it. A 45-second phone call outside is preferred to a dozen slow texts anyway. One girl was at a bar screaming at her boyfriend and my hero, the bartender, hoses down her phone from the bar and tells her to fuck off. He was probably tipped an extra $5 by every person in attendance.