Mr 6 and I go to the cinema quite regularly. We get cheap tickets through Telstra so it isn’t quite so expensive. I just love the whole experience of going to the movies and seeing something on the big screen. However going to the movies regularly means that you get to come into contact with some *delightful* members of society.
- The talker. Why on earth do people pay to go to the movies and then talk through most of it? If you want to do that, buy the DVD and save everyone else the headache of having to listen to you. Also don’t sit near me, because I will tell you to shut up. I may even high five my son when he loudly says ‘It’s not nice to talk during the movies hey mum’.
- The seat kicker. Keep your damn legs to yourself. Unfortunately my local cinema doesn’t have VMAX or anything fancy so we are stuck with dealing with the seat kickers. Also don’t put your smelly feet on the back of the chair near my head.
- My child is a special snowflake. No. The rest of us don’t think it is cute when your cherub points out everything in the movie. It is also not cute for you to have to explain every single thing in the movie to your child. They are also not cute when they run up and down the aisle. Also this movie is rated MA15+ with sex scenes, why is your 4 year old here?
- The packet crinkler. Now this one is less the packet crinkler’s fault and more the cinema for selling stuff that comes in crinkly packaging. Although if you bring stuff from home, for the sake of the rest of us, please put it in a plastic container.
- I really don’t want to be here. I get it. Your girlfriend dragged you along or you drew the short straw in taking the kids to the latest Chipmunks movie and you’d really rather be anywhere but here. Please don’t ruin it for the rest of us though. Your ‘witty’ put downs of the plot really aren’t that funny. One guy sitting in front of us was actually playing candy crush on his phone through most of one movie we saw!
- The giggling teenagers. Yes that’s a penis. Yes they are having sex. For the love of all things holy stop talking! I took my little brother and Mr 6 to see Cars 2 when it came out and we were sitting next to a gaggle of teenage girls. They talked through the previews, I let it slide because it wasn’t the movie yet. Then the conversation continued through the first scene. There were lots of ‘likes’ and ‘OMG’ and giggles. After a couple of minutes I snapped and said, “OMG you guys like shut up”. Which of course got the stereotypical rebel answer of ‘OMG she’s so cranky’. They did shut up though so all was not lost.
What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?
Have you encountered any of the annoying people?
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