I paid my ten bucks too

I don’t go to the movies often. I’m a graduate student that’s trying to save my money as much as possible. But when I do, it drives me crazy to be in a theatre with inconsiderate people. They could be doing any number of things that are insensitive: talking on their cell phone, texting, whispering or talking to one another, laughing to be obnoxious, shouting out at the movie, wrestling around with their buddies, walking in and out of the theatre constantly, tossing food around, constantly wiggling in their seat, bringing children that are too young to a movie that makes them cry. Or like my friend who went to the movies last night, they could be instrumentally belching for their own amusement.

Seems to me that it is inconsiderate to behave in a way that is distracting to a group of people who paid money to do something. It is my hopes that people will remember to be more courteous and considerate in these situations so everyone can enjoy the thing they came to see.

 

And on an aside, comments and your own personal stories are totally welcome! I would love for this blog to become a forum for dialogue!

 

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2 thoughts on “I paid my ten bucks too

  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  2. This is so true! When I went to the movies this weekend there was a guy belching for a good twenty minutes of the movie. He would wait until the scene was quite enough that he would be heard… and he was. Myself and my date were so annoyed, and distracted from a movie we were really enjoying. Then to only make it worse, someone else who was obviously just as ticked off, yelled at the belcher… This started a lovely banter of rude and obnoxious comments across the theater. That was just as rude. I want to know where the theater staff was, why no one was there to ask them to leave. I shouldn’t have to leave the theater to go get a staff member to control their theater. Also, given the movies rating, everyone was at least 18 or older… can’t they control themselves and act like adults? H-m-m-m-m.

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