Is Common Sense/Courtesy a Bit Too Much to Expect These Days?
Last edited 10/12/2018 - 11:14 by 1 other user
This could be a post to vent…. but after 36 hours I "think" I am over it. But I wanted to check what the folks of Ozbargain think - Mainly because I have had some good feedback and learn something new everyday through the wealth of knowledge around here
Sat night - wife and I booked to go watch Creed 2 at Hoyts Stafford on Xtreme Screen 9pm show.
- 4 groups of people including us and there was an other couple sitting beside us to the left.
- And a group of 3 people in the front row to the right of us.
- There was a group of 3 behind us (last row to the far left)
The trouble started when this last group kept talking so loud through the previews and we let it go.
5 minutes into the movie, I politely asked them "Do you mind not speaking so loud, we can hear you from here and the movie has started". They shut up for a few mins.
An other 10 minutes go by and they are back on rambling on about shit… and this couple to the left of us have had enough of it and they leave the movie. I don't say anything.
This kid from the group had to run up/down to pee couple of times. The dad had to go once to get more drinks for the kid in between.
50 minutes into the movie they are still talking so loud, I lost it and flashed my phone's torch at them and asked if they were planning to continue like this for the whole movie. And then he gets annoyed and asks if I have an issue with his kid peeing! I replied back saying I have no issue with the kid peeing, but with them rambling on and on during the movie.
He walks over and threatens me and the wife, so I go out and explain everything to the Manager. My wife walks out 2mins later saying he threatened her by wanting to fight us both in the car park. All the while, the kid is watching us …. The manager, who was a female and an other female colleague apologized to us (which I don't think was necessary) and we all went back to talk to this guy and apparently this guy's issue was it was my fault for flashing the light at them (Which I understand & accept was not the best thing to do in respect to the other group). I tried my best not use profanity in front of the kid and the other patrons.
My wife felt uncomfortable and didn't want to watch the movie anymore. We decided to leave. The Manager gave us 4 complimentary tickets to come back. I took 2 from her and refused the other 2, but she insisted we take them. Eventually we took in and left.
FFS, is common sense too much to expect from people these days? Especially in a public place keeping in mind there are other people who are there to enjoy/get on with their day to day lives.