There's a reason why movie theaters are dark, and why all the seats face the same way.
It's because people are there for only one reason: To watch the movie.
Or so you'd think.
But you would, of course, be wrong.
Because, as I learned this past weekend, movie theatres are filled with people apparently so uninterested in the movie they paid to see -- and so unable to sever their umbilical cord to the outside world -- that they're compelled to check their cell phones to read and respond to text messages the whole time they're there.
Don't these communication addicts understand just how distracting that little glowing screen can be when they pop it open about once every three minutes for two solid hours?
And there's never just one of them. They're all over the theater!
Anyway, what really has me puzzled is that most of these teenagers seem to be in large groups that I'd guess include their significant other and most of their best friends. So who are they trading messages with?
Cell phones are the number one requested Christmas gifts by kids and teens this year, but before you give your kids another one, make sure you teach them the right time and place to use it. Phones will come and go but manners and courtesy toward others is, as they say, the gift that will keep on giving.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.