So she wasn't phoning but surfing the web? What if someone was reading a book? Or filing her nails? Or knitting? Or sleeping.
When I here about using the phone during shindigs like that, i think of phoning or receiving calls, not using the smart phone for other duties. So this made me think of other non listening intently enough to the performance on stage.
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
Phones light up, Dave. In a darkened theatre it is a distraction. And if the theatre posts notices that cell phones may not be used during a performance, it means they may not be used — to talk, to text, to surf, to scratch ones ass...
Since when is courtesy a bad thing? Since when is it ok to make your own rules in someone else's space?
Technically, he had no right to grab the phone away from her, and she does have grounds to press charges. But good on him for taking a stand. And if she did slap him, he's got grounds to file assault and battery charges against her.
She'd demonstrated a lack of respect for members of the audience, the actors and even the play-write.
It was up to the usher to ask the young lady to kindly step out into the lobby if the contact were of a vital nature, otherwise holster her device for the duration. Thank you, for your cooperation. Enjoy the play.
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