Complete Ignorance

after a nice dinner at bushido last night, brett and i decided to catch a movie. we went to see edge of darkness, which turned out to be the worst decision we could’ve made for the evening.

not because it was valentine’s day and the movie theater was jam packed. no. it was jam packed, but i only waited in line for 2 minutes–the amount of time it took him to find a parking spot and meet me at the door.

the reason it was the worst decision we could’ve made was the couple sitting behind us in the theater. i have NEVER been so ticked off during a movie in my life. i’ve had some rude pieces of trash sitting near me before–the ones who talk through the entire movie, like it’s meant to be discussed out loud and there aren’t 50 other people trying to pay attention. i think everyone has had that experience at least once. eventually, they get tired of being shushed and they shut up.

this couple behind us, however–not the case. it was a young black couple. in my experience, black people tend to be louder in the theater. i’m not racist. there are stereotypes for a reason. the woman was running her mouth a mile a minute, he was running his mouth a mile a minute, and the movie had just gotten to the point where if you don’t pay attention, you are going to miss the entire point of the movie.

i did not pay $18 to miss the entire point of the movie. after about a half hour of this crap, i got up and walked over to them.

me: “can you please stop talking? you’ve already ruined half of the movie.”
him: “do what? man, fuck you.”
him: “yo, FUCK YOU!”

clearly, he didn’t have much of an argument. brett got ticked off because the guy was slinging words at me. i told him to stay seated and refrain from punching him in the face.

normally, people would have a little respect for the rest of the audience and they would shut up, or at least be kind of quiet. them? they got louder. obviously, that was their intention. seriously, who does that? my blood was boiling. brett was about to have a meltdown. we got up and left for the bar with about 30-40 minutes left to go in the movie.

if anyone else has seen edge of darkness, don’t tell me how it ends. one good thing did come from it all, though, and that is this picture. he calls it my “family photo”.



  • Erica says:

    People that talk during a movie and just plain annoying.

  • Caity says:

    I purposefully go to movies that are not crowded at off peak times so that I increase my chances of not being around people… especially people like that. I'm so sorry that your evening was foiled by such rudeness. I just can't fathom why some people go to the movies and are so rude. I still don't see why mentioning the color of his skin had anything to do with the story (I've had people of all races be incredibly rude, obnoxious, and loud during movies as well as in other settings) but nonetheless his behavior was uncalled for.

    That picture is adorable!! :)

    • short stack says:

      i only mention that because every time this has happened, except once, that's been the case. i don't get it.

      but yeah, it does suck. the thing is, that movie wasn't crowded at all. no one was going to see it on v-day, so our theater was half empty. they just sat behind us and talked like they were in a bar!

  • Zan says:

    I hope you complained to the theater and got free passes. If there's one thing I learned while working at a movie theater is that it's real easy to get free passes if you complain about anything.

  • @mandlar says:

    I accidentally barely bumped the seat in front of me with my foot at the last movie I went to see in theaters. The woman instantly turned around and started bitching at me even after I apologized for hitting her seat before she said anything. She said something along the lines of that an apology wasn't going to cut it. She was also a middle-aged black woman. She essentially ruined the rest of my movie experience because I was upset that an apology wasn't good enough for someone. WTF?

  • Christine says:

    I've been there before. I complained after 15 minutes of them talking over the movie and the staff came in a told them to keep it down or leave. I hate people like that they have no respect for anybody, and I don't blame your boyfriend from wanting to punch him for talking to you like that, it was uncalled for.

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