Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Jul 13, 2014.
No, she should turn the phone off like they say. They don't say that just for the heck of it.
Good idea. It's one I already posed to her. My wife is the "it's not that big of a deal/it's a personal problem" sort. Ain't love grand? lol.
True, but it would be a good compromise for stubborn folks to consider using. It's too bad my wife's more stubborn than a mule.
Will the 2 other parents also come forward please ?
I don't think there's any room for compromise in this situation. The rules are to turn off your cell phone. Not put it on vibrate, not dim it, turn it off. Anyone who goes to a movie theater and doesn't do that is inconsiderate to put it nicely.
People are learning how to walk without looking up.
because looking down at a phone is a necessity...
Email me... Ill get back, I promise.
Awesome beard bro....
game of thrones is calling...
you'd be a badass.
I don't know what's worse -- not talking to other humans, even the ones sitting next to you, because you're too busy on your phone; or thinking that a processed cheeseburger, fries and a shake is human food.
There's not any need to be nice by calling it inconsiderate. I love my wife, but she and others are being donkey behinds whenever they're using cell phones inside the theater. Still, the gesture would be more courteous to others than not using the app in regards to texting. The cell phone screens are not even visible depending on the movie lighting.
That said, I fully against people talking on their phones during the movie. I may not notice texting but I can hear something not being said onscreen. Gotta give credit where credit is due. My wife has enough respect for others than she will leave the theater to talk on her phone. Can't say the same for others. Some people treat a theater just like their living room. The loud ones are the worst. Some act as if speaking a few decibels less than a jet engine is normal, lol.
So rude... but I like your wife. Sounds like my kinda gal. lol
Hey Joey, I guess you didn't get the memo... but none of us are getting out this alive.
Seriously I get what you're saying, between McD's, BK and Wendy's, I bet I have about 16 cheeseburgers a year, with 8 orders of French fries and maybe 3 shakes. I don't partake that sort of thing often.
I said, if she is going to do that. Ideally, she wouldn't do it.
The compromise is for people who have kids that aren't with them. If my kids are with a sitter (my parents or her parents) I don't turn my phone off, ever. I'll keep it on vibrate 90% of the day, but if a text comes through, I glance at it. If it's not whoever is with the kids, I don't read it and I don't respond.
Let's not blame the phones, .. it is each individuals level of self-discipline.
I have a cool phone, that does a lot, .. Samsung Galaxy S4.
But I don't always have it with me, nor do I always have it on if I do.
Own the phone, .. don't allow it to own you.
I can't imagine my phone distracting me away from watching my children, .. or grandchild, which applies to me more nowadays.
The new age
I saw a four/five year old with his mother today.. they were waiting outside for a store to open.
He was alive, pointing to the sky, showing his mother all the new things that he was seeing/experiencing... asking her, "What's that?" repeatedly.
she must have been annoyed, because she asked him " Do you want to play with mommy's phone?"... and that was that, he stopped looking up, stopped asking question... just looked at the phone, playing whatever silly robot game sat in front of him....
The new age as Amber says....
I think there was a movie about this about how everyone in the future will be short and fat due to technology taking over our lives. Something like that.
I recently was sitting in a Dr office, .. across the room from me, a beautiful little girl, about 4, was begging her mother if she could sit on her lap. The mother hardly even looked up from her phone as her daughter got more and more frustrated.
The Dad was sitting there too, .. doing the same thing. Morons.
I almost said something, but didn't. I do butt in and say stupid things like that sometimes. I suppose I shouldn't but that really ticked me off. I would have loved to have that little girl sit by me and I would have read to her or something.
All she wanted was her parents attention.