Digital Manners: Is It OK To Talk on the Phone While Using the Bathroom?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Nov. 29 2011 1:16 PM

Call Me Back When You’re Out of the Bathroom

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate: Is it rude to conduct your business while “conducting your business”?

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Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss the etiquette of taking a conversation into the toilet, literally. Listen to Episode 31 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab.

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column.