Yesterday on his blog, Michael Bauer, the restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, discussed the usage of cell phones in restaurants. It seems more people are leaving their cell phones on the table while dining. This can be problematic when there is a large group, and the waiter is looking for a place to set food. According to Bauer, "leaving phones on the table is rude" and "restaurants, for the most part, should be phone-free zones." I agree with him and keep my phone in my purse — not on the table — when dining out. How do you feel about the matter?