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Letter: Unhappy with cell user

Dear Editor,

While attending my son's fourth-grade orchestra concert recently at Hudson High School, our family and many around us in the audience witnessed a rude and disrespectful act.

Imagine for a moment, watching your son or daughter concentrating on playing their instrument. A sound rings out, not from a violin, but from a cell phone. Sitting in the front row of the auditorium, a lady sitting with her husband and child answers her phone. She proceeds to stand up and talk on the phone as she walks up the aisle and out of the auditorium. Oh, but this fine act of respectfulness does not end there.

She returns to her seat moments later and receives another phone call. She takes the call and continues to talk, but does not leave this time.

Isn't it common courtesy to turn your cell phones off during concerts, movies, etc? What kind of example are we setting for our children? No wonder we live in such a "me-me" world. Everything is about me and I'm more important than you. It seems the lack of respect that exists today has become the norm.

My apologies to the parent with the cell phone. I'm sorry that the orchestra concert was scheduled during your phone calls. Our kids should have stopped playing their hearts out and waited for you to finish your oh-so-very-important call that couldn't wait 30 minutes.