|Res ipsa loquitur|
First, see this thread: http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/8440066234
Then, I took Mrs. BB61 to the first movie we’ve gone to since May. About 2/3 into the movie a couple’s two young kids decided they had enough and wanted out (18 months to 3) is the probable ages. Anyway, the egg and sperm donors decided that if they let them run up and down yelling and screaming it was OK because there were doing it in the hallway entry. After about 20 minutes of missing parts of the movie from the noise, I finally got up and went out and tracked down an employee and had them thrown out of the theater. I’m sorry (Not) but I didn’t pay $30 bucks to hear your kids scream and yell. Get a babysitter or don’t come!!!
Then, I get home and the boys hadn’t gotten their gear ready for the pheasant hunt tomorrow and I had to spend time I didn’t have tracking it down with them.
|His Royal Hiney|
I would have also asked for my money back.
My tendency with regards to such behavior in movie theaters is to echo back to the responsible party their behavior in some form or fashion. I think they get the hint sooner than later.
They talk loudly, I start talking loudly too in similar fashion. Keep kicking the back of my chair after I've asked them not to and not just by accident, i stand up in my chair in front of their view. Keep looking at the bright screen of their phone while sitting next to me, I take out my 1000 lumen flashlight and pretend to look for something in their direction.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
This is the reason I only will go to the fancy "cinema and draft house" type movie theaters. They are expensive and not a place parents will bring children or drop children off.
Too pricey for 99% of teens as well.
Yes, Para does appreciate humor.
|Delusions of Adequacy|
Gah, I hate that crap. People have no sense of courtesy anymore.
There ain't a damn movie out there that i can't wait a few months to watch at home instead. I have viewing choices up to 120 inch screen, good sound system, homebrew on tap and all the other comforts of home.
I have my own style of humor. I call it Snarkasm.
|Go ahead punk, make my day|
Part of the reason that we go to the movies maybe once a year. If that.
Yep. Got a big ass 4k TV with very nice surround system and a pause button. I can't think of the last movie I went to, the movies come to me.
A couple SIGs and a few others
I’m sticking to the independent films at the theater. Dramas, thrillers, black comedy, the more serious films. I can’t do the Popcorn Superho, Transformers, massive budget stuff anymore in the theaters. It’s the crowd it brings. Last one someone brought a baby. If it hadn’t been that it’s the crack addicts who can’t put the phone down for 1.5 hours.
The lack of courtesy for others is seen every time I drive now, every day at the gym, every day in the office, every time I go to the grocery store, every time I go out to eat, or use a public bathroom. Courtesy is dead. It’s gone.
Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?
|There is a world elsewhere|
Courtesy hasn't been beat into the populace like it used to be.
There is a reason there are 800lb silverbacks out in the jungle to keep the young ones in line....and it isn't to get them to sit in the corner.
Bad manners are nothing new, but with the addition of smart phones, it simply magnifies the issue.
A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed.
|Waiting for Hachiko|
|That rug really tied |
the room together.
Often times a very small man can cast a very large shadow
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