There are few worse examples of bad table manners than when your dining buddy spends all their time on their phone rather than speaking to you.
Yes, we all live super busy lives and sometimes have important business to attend to.
But a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant should surely be enough to ignore your phone for a while.
And it seems our friends at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi agree.
The plush hotel is challenging guests to lock their phone away in a transparent box at their table to ensure a delicious meal free of interruptions.
If you manage to resist the temptation to check your phone during the entire meal, you get 20 percent off your bill.
The deal is available every evening for diners at The Forge, Li Jiang and Mijana.
It might sound easy, but we reckon it’s harder than it sounds, especially for those of us who like to post food pics on Instagram.
For more information, phone +9712 818 8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices vary. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).