No, You Can’t Charge Your Phone Anywhere You Want

You shouldn't be using cell phones in theaters anyway. [Via Wikimedia Commons

You shouldn’t be using cell phones in theaters anyway. [Via Wikimedia Commons

You might have heard about the recent incident where a man jumped up on a Broadway stage to plug his cell phone into a (fake) outlet.  In case you weren’t aware, this is very bad behavior.

Apparently this outstanding piece of humanity held a press conference about the debacle and said:

“I don’t go to plays very much, and I didn’t realize that the stage is considered off limits. I’ve learned a lot about the theater in the past few days—theater people are really passionate and have been very willing to educate me. I can assure you that I won’t be setting foot on a stage ever again, unless I decide to become an actor.”

Um, yeah, no.

Basically, just because an outlet is publically visible does not mean that it is there for your free use! Electricity does cost money after all, not to mention the weirdness of someone just hanging out against a wall in a retail store with their phone plugged into an outlet! If you must charge your phone, please find a coffee shop or other acceptable place and BUY some coffee or a nice scone for the privilege. Or buy yourself a battery powered charger or live without your phone for five seconds. I mean, does this really need to be said? Apparently.

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