It seems like every week I'm complaining about people's behavior in some form or another. Well, this week is no exception.
So, the little woman and I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I haven't put up a review on my movie blog, yet, but I will before I go to bed tonight.
Maybe it's just me, but I seem to remember the days when it was just common courtesy to sit down during a movie and be courteous to your fellow movie patrons. Apparently, those days are gone, though.
Today, I think I had to endure some of the rudest people to ever sit in a theater. First they kept crawling over me to go the concession stand or bathroom or something. If they had some kind of medical issue, such as diarrhea or something, then I retract this statement, but otherwise, folks need to learn to take care of their business before they come into the theater.
Once those trailers start, people should be seated. If it was up to me, the doors would be locked and ushers would be guarding the doors, similar to the way they do if you go to a play or musical.
I despise texting. Aside from texting while driving, texting during the movies is about as bad as it can get. As you can guess, aside from getting up and down crawling over people the entire movie, I could swear just about everyone in the place was texting. These people sitting in front of me, and I kid you not on this, were texting each other. They were sitting next to each other and texting! WTF?!? I maintain my stance that if you can't wait the length of a movie to talk to someone, then you have some serious issues. Maybe the overreactive people that run airport security should start inspecting folks at the movies and confiscating cell phones.
No, I take that back. The minute they do that is when an emergency happens and they get sued, but something needs to be done.
Finally, these tween girls that I decided to sit near me would not stop talking throughout the entire movie. It is one thing to make clever quips here and there, but to sit there and talk about useless gossip (yes, i heard the entire conversation) just isn't right. Why pay the outrageous ticket (and food since they bought what appeared to be everything at the concession stand) prices if all you're gonna do is sit there and talk, y'know?
I guess the days of politeness are numbered. *SIGH* Not much that can be done, I guess, except lead by example. Maybe it'll catch on.
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