You are getting ready for good food and conversation. A phone buzzes and someone suddenly has their attention drawn away to that phone. A collective sigh makes it way around the room, and then, "Uh, just a sec, sorry," as someone responds to a message on the device. It's a familiar scenario. For many, the disruption ranges from mildly annoying to downright rude. If you're like me, you probably end up somewhere in the middle.