engine - 9:06 am on Jul 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
A relatively small story broke this week about a supermarket checkout operator that refused to serve a person while they were talking on their mobile phone.
One Sainsbury's customer tried it recently, and was shocked when the shop assistant refused to serve her until she'd hung up.
The supermarket apologised to the customer but should they have done? Etiquette of mobile phones: When should you hang up? [bbc.co.uk]
It seems that it has stirred many into declaring it's acceptable, or it's not.
Is it rude to use a mobile phone whilst interacting with another human being?
Have we become desensitised to interacting with others?
Is it acceptable to carry on a mobile phone conversation while at a checkout?