The ability to watch television and read the captions has become ingrained. We often catch mistakes in the captions, when what is written does not match what is being spoken. And this ability to read and watch at the same time has served me well. In my college French classes, we watched a lot of foreign films, and the subtitles never bothered me a bit. As a result, I really really love foreign cinema. Also, going to the opera, and reading the translation while watching the show is a total piece of cake for me.
On the flip side, there are times when my quirk can be problematic. It is difficult for me to pay attention to movies in the theater, because there are no subtitles. And last week, I went to a friend's house to watch a movie with her, and I asked her to turn the subtitles on. I am sure she thought it was a little, well, odd.
Oh well. We all have our quirks.