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Movie Theater Ettiquette

April 15, 2016 Leave a comment

So, Mr. Blu and I went to the theater a couple of weeks ago to see “Deadpool” (<—pretty durn funny, btw).

We walked in with our popcorn and drinks to find a good spot just as the pre-movie commercials (*gag*) started to roll.  This is, of course prior to the previews so, we’re actually a good 20 minutes early and we see that our favorite seats are open right in the aisle front by the  railing (perfect for put our feet up – lots of leg room too).

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However, there is a couple sitting in the middle of the row and the woman…the woman is sprawled out across three seats, WITH HER SHOES OFF.

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(Now, you may be asking, “but, weren’t you planning on putting your feet up too?”  And to that I answer, yes, but with my shoes on and out in front of me on the railing like normal people do.  It is accepted practice in my theater.  This sprawling across the seats without shoes thing is most definitely NOT!)

Since we’re interested in the seats right next to these people and because I admit, I’m feeling petty, we head for those seats and make to sit down next to her.  She had the nerve to be put out about putting her shoes back on and having to sit up – you know, like a proper theater goer.

Then, Mr. Blu sits down right next to her.

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Then about 30 seconds later, these two get up and move down two more seats…where she PROCEEDS TO TAKE OFF HER SHOES AGAIN AND SPRAWL OUT AGAIN!

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I guess that should have been expected.  One cannot deter entitlement of this magnitude without some push-back.  Seriously though…I have never even heard of someone behaving this way in a theater and I’ve certainly never seen it.

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Mr. Blu was, of course, pissed but determined not to move.  So, I merely told him to hang tight and got up to find a manager.

The looks on the staff’s faces when I told them…LMAO!

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I told them all the details and the said they’d be taking care of it.

Sure enough, a few minutes after I got back to my seat, I see 3 staff members + the manager stroll in.  I tap Mr. Blu on the shoulder and say, “You’ll wanna watch this,” pointing to where they came in.  We watch as one of the staff takes a casual lap across the front aisle and then walks directly in front of us – and the shoe-less, sprawling offender (who wasn’t phased by any of this, btw – totally clueless!). She then walks back to the manager and points the offender out who was, actually, quite easy to spot due to her taking up more than one seat.

The manager then walks over to her and gives her “the talk”, waits while she puts her shoes back on and sits up correctly.

Felt good to take their entitlement away.  Truly…

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…because, WHO DOES THAT to begin with?!?  Seriously?

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It is a new day.

April 5, 2016 1 comment

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It’s been almost 3 years to the day since my last post.  O_O  That means it’s time to come back to life here.

A lot has happened over the last several years, big changes, kids growing up, getting back on our feet after that horrendous financial implosion back in 2008 (so many were hit by that).  Life finally feels unstuck.  I even got a new (to me) car and you’ll laugh, it’s a Prius.  It’s AWESOME!  TARDIS blue with all the bells and whistles, it is my dog-mobile, all around to-and-fromer that is taking me and Mr. Blu and my Lucy all over Oregon – ’cause one daughter is in college and the other is headed there this fall…both are in northern Oregon and that means lots of road time. :)  Whenever anyone gives me crap about driving a Prius, I just smile and say, “49.5mpg, baby!”  Laughing, all the way to the bank.

See ya soon.

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The reason I haven’t been posting

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment

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Not as exciting as I would hope, it’s just that nothing has really changed or happened recently.  Totally underwhelming, I know.  Oh well.

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*sigh*…appended

January 1, 2013 Leave a comment

September 10, 2010.  Seems like a lifetime ago, not just two years (you might notice the huge post gaps since then).  That’s when everything caved in on me.  That’s when I posted my sad, pathetic little “woe is me” post.

Well, a lot has happened since then…some good, some bad, and though things haven’t really improved, one important thing did change.

I have gone from looking at my world like this:

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to looking at it like this:

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Same place, different perspective. :)

“When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences:
we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.”  ― Joan Marques

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RE: Clint Eastwood’s recent RNC speech

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Daughter: “So, that’s Clint Eastwood?”

Me: “Yep, silver screen legend, a total original.”

Daughter: “Why do they have a picture of Hugh Jackman behind him? Is he speaking too?”

Me: *face/palm*

To her point though, they really do look alike:

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Random Friday Post:

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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As if the fact that clowns even exist isn’t terrifying enough…

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

…now you can hire them to terrorize your children! For fun…mwahahahaha!

Evil Clown hired for stalking, threats and a pie in the face

An ‘evil’ clown who stalks and threatens kids is being hired by parents as a birthday treat.

Gotta hand it to those progressives in Switzerland, lol! And what a way to turn ones passion into a money maker! Stalking…for profit!  Weeeeee!

Dominic Deville stalks young victims for a week, sending chilling texts, making prank phone calls and setting traps in letterboxes.

He posts notes warning children they are being watched, telling them they will be attacked.

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He is a birthday treat, hired by mum and dad, and the ‘attack’ involves being splatted in the face with a cake.

‘The child feels more and more that it is being pursued,’ said Deville.

‘The clown’s one and only aim is to smash a cake into the face of his victim, when they least expect it, during the course of seven days.’

Yeah…sounds like loads of fun!.

P.S. I refuse to post any pictures of clowns on my site…they seriously freak me out!

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