This weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying meals with several friends, old and new. Taking the opportunity to catch up with, get to know, or better get to know people is such a great experience and I enjoy these moments so much more now than I did in the past. Getting a large bone-in ribeye helps, but enjoying your present company to the point you have no desire to pick up your phone when it buzzes tops it.
I need to get back in the habit of leaving my phone alone during all meals, or at least all meals with other people. Whatever is making my phone buzz can wait 99.9% of the time and there’s no reason to keep checking it for that 1 in a thousand chance this buzz is something important.