I like taking photos, and one of the things I like taking photos of is food. I particularly like taking photos of restaurant food; the problem with this is that it impacts on the people I'm with. If I want to spend a couple of minutes taking photos of my food before I start eating it, then this means I'm not available for conversation, which some people find rude. Also, some people feel uncomfortable unless everyone starts to eat at exactly the same time.
So, if I know someone doesn't like it when I take photos in their presence, the polite thing is not to do it. But this does mean I enjoy the experience slightly less.
What do you lot think? If your answers depend on the type of restaurant, then assume the most sensible one of:
- the kind of restaurant you're most likely to eat in with me;
- the kind of restaurant you most usually eat in with other people;
- the kind of restaurant you think these questions are most relevant to.
Note also that these are tickyboxes, so feel free to choose surface-contradictory answers if you think that expresses your opinion best.
Note: the difference between I don't like to start eating unless everyone else is ready to start too and I don't like to start eating until everyone's food has arrived is that everyone else ready to start means everyone's food has arrived and, for example, nobody has popped to the loo, nobody is taking photos, nobody's gone outside for a cigarette, etc.