I'm not sure why the concept is so difficult for people to get through their heads, but answering your cell phone while at the dinner table, whether it's at a small dinner party, a large cocktail party or in a business dinner meeting, it's just plain rude! Why is it so difficult to excuse yourself and JUST WALK AWAY?
Just remember, mystery is more enticing than baring your soul to every person at dinner through your phone call! Make your friends and colleagues curious about you, this is more attractive than making all your problems available for the whole world! Are you ready for that kind of judgement? I'm not!