My SO wants to take his laptop to a restaurant where we are meeting his mother for lunch, so that he can show her some vacation pictures while we wait for our food. This will be at a fairly nice, quiet, uncrowded place, not a cafe with wireless internet. He thinks that the fact that it will be uncrowded and at lunchtime, makes it okay. And of course he'd close it and put it away when the food arrives. Still, it seems rude to me. I understand that he wants to have a topic of conversation while we wait, and we've certainly passed around photographs before -- but a laptop? Am I being silly?