- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Random story time!
Our area did a few screenings of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special over this weekend, but my coworkers and I were unable to attend on the weekend, and so we bought tickets for last night. I thought that because most fans probably would have already watched the special, which was released on Saturday, it wouldn’t have been a huge crowd, but man, when I’m wrong, I’m wrong. The theatre was packed about an hour before the movie started, and then it got to that very awkward point where couples are showing up and have to ask groups to shuffle down one seat so that they can sit together.
And then this happens:
[Couple A comes walking up the theatre stairs and spot a row of 2 unoccupied chairs, 1 occupied right in the middle, and 2 unoccupied, where Person B is sitting.]
A: Sorry, are those seats taken?
B: The ones on either side of me are.
A: Just the two? We have two of us here, so would you mind shuffling down one seat either way so that we could sit together?
B: I’m not doing that.
A: … it’s just one seat.
B: I GOT HERE AT 5:00PM AND GOT THESE SEATS EARLY
A: Are you serious? Fine. We’ll sit separately. [A storms down the row to the one seat on either side]
B: BITCH THESE ARE MY SEATS
I WAS LITERALLY SITTING THERE IN SHOCK. People got in a fight over movie seats. B was insisting that A “touched her stuff,” which if A did that’s of course not cool, but HOLY CRAP. Then, after the scuffle, A and her guy friend moved one row back after someone else made room, which meant that they were sitting directly behind B’s group, and another movie-goer ended up calling security because B’s group kept swearing up a storm at Couple A. The theatre manager actually had to come in and say, “you are adults! If you cannot act like it, I will eject every one involved from this theatre!”
… and the entire time, I just wanted to be like, “the Doctor wouldn’t like this!”