I hate this so much, I have two separate rants for it.
1. At the movies.
You payed to see this movie. I don't understand why you're wasting your money to sit in a dark room and text for two hours while the movie that you paid to see is going on in the fucking background. That, and all of us sitting behind you can see your cute little glowing screen. Oh, and that guy sitting next to you can hear your little button-pressing fingers. AND HOOO BOY. SOME OF YOU EVEN LEAVE THE VIBRATION OR ALERTS ON, so every five minutes or so, the rest of the theatre gets a nice 'HRRRRRR' or 'boop!'. What are you even doing? What is so important to you that you have to text in the middle of the fracking movie? Unless your dying mother is texting you, I see no reason why you need to waste your time and money on something that you can do when you aren't in a goddamn movie theatre.
2. While seeing a live theatre production.
These actors have rehearsed and prepared for months just to put on the show you're seeing. They're tired as hell, but the feeling of actually being onstage with an audience makes up for that. Oh. Except for that little ass-wipe in the front row who has his nose in his phone. The people in front of you that you probably aren't noticing right now have worked their butts off just to entertain your ungrateful ass, and you come in here, sit down, and text your way through the show that they've put so much into. WHAT KIND OF ASSHOLE DOES THIS? If I wasn't so concerned about doing a nice job for those audience members who are actually PAYING SOME FUCKING ATTENTION, I would leap into the audience, sit on your lap, and answer your text for you. In a very inappropriate way. So put your damn phone away and WATCH and LISTEN or GTFO.
I'm done now. XD