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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 11 months ago

Is it customary for people to hold polite conversations when they are eating with family and friends?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    That is preferable to having impolite conversations, sure.

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  • GEEGEE
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Yes many people would agree with that (talking is nice at meals)

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Yes it is. It’s annoying to go out and the other person makes no attempt to hold any conversation.

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  • 11 months ago

    Yes, its customary to have light pleasant conversation whilst having a meal, but I recall getting a smart clip across the ear'ole by parents for trying to talk whilst eating as a kid. I think they had a point.

    I personally believe that if someone has gone to all the trouble to prepare for you a fine hot meal, then you should should show your appreciation by concentrating on eating it. You can talk as much as you wish afterwards.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Yes, that has been normal for hundreds of years, probably thousands of years.

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  • 11 months ago

    yes its better to talk

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  • 11 months ago

    I find it customary to stare at the TV or have a screaming argument

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  • 11 months ago

    polite conversations are always better, in any type of gatherings.

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  • 11 months ago

    Yes it still is in polite and educated society.

    Unfortunately for many this has lapsed into eating off a tray while watching TV either individually or as a group, and has worsened still further into eating off a tray, watching TV AND continually fiddling with a mobile phone. No wonder the social skills of young people are about 6 years behind where they were in the previous generation.

    So if you are a visitor it is polite to do what the family you are staying with think is acceptable. Pay particular attention to how the adults behave and if there is tension with children playing with their phones.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Yes as long as they don't do it with their mouths full of food.

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  • God
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    They usually don't talk about divisive issues like religion or politics.

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