I am sure that all of you have had the delightful experience of going to see a movie and finding that someone in the theatre has something so important to say that it must come out right now! In the theatre! They can’t go outside, they can’t wait until the movie is over, no, they have to send that text, take that call, talk to their companions right there right now!
I remember a few years ago going to see the inoffensively mediocre Will Smith comedy Hitch with a date, and the woman across the aisle from us took a phone call in the last 30 minutes of the movie. Someone behind her politely asked her to turn it off, and she looked over her shoulder and said, “Drop dead!” She chatted on for another minute or so until someone in the back of the theatre, with one of the deepest, most intimidating voices I have ever heard, said, “Turn that s**t off now.” too which she promptly complied.
Nobody should have to put up with this. Like so many others, I am regularly appalled at the non-existent manners of people in public. So I am trying so hard not too laugh at a recent incident in Philadelphia in which a man was (no kidding) shot for talking during a movie. Fortunately, he was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery.
I know that the shooter’s response was dangerous, irresponsible, uncalled for, excessive, and completely bugnuts insane. I know this. And I agree that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But I am honestly surprised that this has not happened before. And as sick as it is, I can’t help but be amused. [H/T: First Showing]