MADISON, Wis. — Walters' Swim 'N Sun isn't the only Madison establishment that dislikes cell phones. The above policy, posted at True Food, clearly states that cell phones are not welcome.
I appreciate that True Food, a new Madison restaurant owned by the La Brioche Bakery folks, explains its reasoning, while Walters leaves it to the customers to guess why phones are banned.
Despite widespread agreement that listening to other people talk on cell phones is annoying, Jason said it well:
It is taken as a given that overheard cell phone conversations are a public nuisance. But I don't understand what makes them any worse than conversations between two live people. How come nobody is railing against people talking to each other in public, airing their fancy-pants conversations? Is it because the one-sided nature of the conversation forces us to imagine what the person on the other line is saying? In which case, maybe eavesdropping is the real problem.