And if you don't reply? Won't they just assume "he must be busy and will talk to me later"? So the text is kinda unnecessary, isn't it?
That's not the way I roll. If you text me, unless I'm unable to text back, I will text back.
If you'll forget to respond, then it wasn't very important, right? If it's really important, whomever texted you will text you again, or call you, or do the usual things one does when they actually need to get in touch with someone as opposed to sending something completely inane.
Only if you're not differentiating between important and an emergency. Are you implying that people don't forget important stuff? Besides, how will the distracted person know the difference between you texting something irrelevant vs something important? The damage is the same. According to the girl (who I don't believe), she was just using her cell to find her seat, but was treated the same.
Weren't you the one who insisted that he could text and drive completely safely?
I don't recall posting about that, but I only text at stop lights, not when my car is in motion.
If you have to argue that what you're doing isn't bothering anyone, when a whole thread full of people are telling you otherwise, you're probably bothering people.
Except no one has ever said that I
was bothering them, but the general concept. If my flash of light underneath a box of light
at the very top row somehow annoys you, then you have a problem.
As I've been writing in this forum, I recall seeing a bright light from a cell phone and was shocked, but as I said, I don't go to the movies often to solidify my opinion. I went 3+ years without going to the theaters and only have gone twice since I came back to the states last August.
And It'll bother me if I'm in front of you because I can hear you fiddling with your damn phone.
We can hear you typing. And digging your phone out of your pocket. If you're in an environment where noise isn't permitted, don't think that texting is just peachy. It's not.
Then that's a crappy phone, touch screens don't make noises when typing. You're not going to hear anyone getting their phones out of their pockets unless they have keys or something in there. If they're constantly texting, then they probably will have their phones out the whole time.
It's about being courteous to those around you. You should refrain from doing anything which might bother someone, not make excuses and insist that what you're doing isn't. Just a suggestion.
The point of me making this thread was to find out if that was indeed distracting because again, I don't go to the theaters that often, but it didn't seem like a distraction to me, but after jogging my memory, I can see the potential.