Sunday, February 5, 2012
Yesterday my husband and I went to the movies. He is the one who always suggests going and I am the one who usually hesitates. I love good movies, but there are few that are good enough that I want to see them. Also, I dread having to deal with other people in the theater. Inevitably, I get someone behind me who keeps kicking the back of my seat. Or, someone who wants to talk to their companion. I hate that! I think if people want to talk, they should stay home.
Yesterday was one of those days. There was a couple behind us. The man kept talking to the woman beside him. I don't mean a quick word or two, he was having a whole conversation back there. Plus he kept kicking the back of my husband's seat, so hard that even I could feel it. I started to turn around to ask him to be quiet. My husband, who hates me making a scene, said "never mind". But I did mind. I had to turn around three times to ask him to be quiet, but he kept right on talking. They both stared at me like I was out of my mind, like "what's her problem?". Apparently, they had no clue that they were disturbing other people. Even the woman two seats away from me looked at me in sympathy and shook her head.
Finally, I got up and left, intending to find someone to come in and throw them out. There was no one there and I didn't want to miss the movie so I came back in. Of course the talking continued. I asked one last time, louder than before. My husband told me to "relax and watch the movie". He wasn't going to get involved. So I moved down to another seat and watched the rest of the movie in peace and quiet. When the movie was over and people were leaving, I went back to my original seat to get my coat and meet my husband. I wanted to say something to the man, like "why do you come to the movie if you just want to talk?" but my husband hurried me out of there. I couldn't understand why I shouldn't confront these people. I don't think I am in the wrong here; I think they should know how rude their behavior is. But my husband said I would just be making a scene.
I am not a person who likes to make scenes. I am usually pretty meek and mild. But this is one of my pet peeves. I don't see why people should get away with it. Next time I'm sitting in the back row!