"I have seen the future and it..."
I don't even know which version of that quote to use at the moment. We all know that the person texting and taking calls at the movie theater is a dick.
Although, if you were REALLY honest with yourself, you would probably admit to glancing at your phone at least once while you were watching a movie. You feel that thing vibrate and maybe you forgot where you were, or were waiting for a really important phone call/text with your STD screening results.
Hey, we've all been there.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not making the argument that people should be allowed to text in theaters. I'm just thinking out loud, or in text, as it were.
If you read the comments and the posts about this, you'll see that most people are flipping out. I'm not one of those people. I don't really have a reaction to the news. Honestly, I feel like it might just be inevitable.
Pragmatically speaking, I've seen people glance at their phones in movie theaters. It's generally not for very long and it's really not all that distracting. Most people are courteous and understand that they shouldn't have a bright light in their hands in a dark room. Of course there are exceptions.
However, that is what happens when it is generally considered unacceptable to be looking at your phone. What if the rules said it was okay? Would people do something different? Would they be on their phones the entire time? Maybe.
I would have to assume that a person who paid for a movie ticket would most likely not be on their phone the entire time. Why spend money to see something in a theater if you're going to spend the whole time on your phone? That's what Netflix is for.
It's not like people are going to break out a boom box from 1987 and start break dancing in the aisles because texting is allowed. Well, maybe. Who knows... That would be worth the price of admission.
I'm just saying let's not lose our heads. Change is inevitable in this world. Sometimes good and sometimes bad...and sometimes maybe not as bad as we initially think. Let's wait and see.