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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Movie Etiquette Where Have You Gone?

As another party of my little man’s birthday the boy toy and I took him to see Kung Fu Panda last night. The weather has been quite meh-blah in here parts of Western PA and I did not feel like sitting at home playing with all the noise toys. So after dinner off we went…

Ah, we were the first ones in and got our choice of seats. Not long after four more families strolled in sitting scattered through the theatre. Now, I realize it is a kids movie, therefore, there are going to be children there of all ages, what I did not expect was the behavior issues of these parents and children.

The lights were dimmed and the previews started. I hear the screaming of, “Daddy, I want popcorn.” Daddy replied with, “You just had supper.” This bantering went on for the first ten minutes of the movie. I think he finally caved because it stopped.

Then to my left a family of five, in which one of the children was coughing up a lung and much phlegm along with crocodile tears while screaming, “I want to go home.”

The cake topper was when the mother’s, of the child who wanted popcorn, cell phone went off and she answered it, loudly. Not only did she answer it but we all heard the conversation. She was supposed to be at her mother in laws. After telling the husband this and him telling her that was fine to go and he’d be okay with the kids. O my - she feels bad and what should she do?

Let me tell you, GO! No one cares how bad you feel or where you are supposed to be. All I know is that I was in that theatre trying to have a nice evening with LM. Instead I was annoyed throughout the whole movie.

After all this the family of six in front of us have an infant, an infant of no more than being nine months old who is screaming and fussing because why, she was probably board. I do not know about your children when they were nine months but I can tell you mine was not about to sit through a 90 minute movie. So instead of taking her out they let her scream put her down and let her roll around on the floor. Nice, eh?

Again, I understand this was a children’s film and my child can certainly cut up and carry on at the most inopportune time however, when in that type of situation I would have marched his little dupa outside and told him to knock it off.

Instead, he was the best behaved sitting in his seat not moving or making a sound other than to laugh when Po was cracking a joke or being silly.

When we got to the car, LM commented on how bad the other kids were. Made me smile that he realizes you are to be quiet and respectful of others in a movie type setting.

Next time, I won’t be so child or adult friendly.


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