MISS MANNERS WARNS: DON'T BE WIRELESS AND TACTLESS

Like a parent whose toddler is wobbling eagerly toward a wedding cake, etiquette can move fast when it has to. People think they can get away with using their cellular telephones at any time or place they choose, confident that etiquette is too befuddled by this wondrous novelty to set limits.

They are dangerously mistaken.

Perhaps there was a two-minute lag between the purchase of the first cell phone and the establishment of etiquette rules against using the device at the dinner table, taking calls while attending a concert, or making calls from a pew during religious services. But that was...

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