I’ve noticed now at dinner, having drinks, etc., that if someone checks their Blackberry (or other smartphone) everyone else is almost compelled to do so as well. It’s like a yawn – once one person yawns everyone else almost can’t resist yawning themselves.
The other people are filling the lag time because it is rude (!) to check your phone/blackberry/etc when you are at dinner. Esp at a nice restaurant. Unless it is a working lunch.
I’m just impressed that you are posting every day!