Story: Manners and social behaviour

Mobile manners

This cartoon from 2001 shows the offence that can be caused when someone interrupts a face-to-face conversation to take a phone call.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0009028
Cartoon by Malcolm Walker

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - A guide to modern New Zealand manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013