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A little off-topic but this happened during my D-9 viewing....



Now most of you who have seen me post know that I have a distinct lack of tolerance for people and things that serve to ruin my theatrical experience... kinda like most of you.



Well yesterday, me and a group of friends went to see District 9.... which for me just so happens to be the most anticipated movie this summer.


Excellent movie.... praises all around, as already noted in the D-9 thread.



Now here is where that story ends and this one begins...


Yesterday was one of the first times in about (6) months that I have been able to go see a movie and there was no obstructions to ruin the experience.... namely; infant babies crying, kicking the back of my chair, putting feet up in the chair right beside me, cellphone users, constant loud chattering throughout the film and other things that have recently become commonplace at movie theaters. I guess my luck has gotten much better.... or has it?


About 3/4 of the way through the movie, a group of (4) teenagers burst into the theater.... talking loudly and swearing. They immediately take up quarters in the back of the theater and begin pointing a red laser onto the screen... I guess this was there idea of amusement.


All of us who had been enjoying the movie so far were quickly becoming annoyed with this and as the teens continued to dance their loud terrible dance, you could hear the cries of "shush" from several people in the audience. I worked really hard to contain myself but after it was quite obvious that these kids were aiming to cause as much disruption as possible, I stood up and let out a very loud, but quick "SHUT THE [email protected]#K UP BEFORE I COME BACK THERE!!"


Everything got quiet and I could tell from the looks I got around the audience that everyone was pleased that I had taken a stand for everyone. So with that, we all got back into the movie.


However, as fate would have it.... this group of teens grew another hairy pair of balls approx. 10 mins later and started pointing the red laser device at the screen again. This time I just sat there.... I figured as long as they dont start talking again, I can live with the laser.



After the movie was over, we all began to walk out of the theater. Several people commented to me about the ridiculous disturbance that these teens had made and we all kinda chalked it up to the ignorance and "other stuff that it might be because they're young".


However, again, as fate would have it I encounter this same group of teens on the staircase exiting the theater. In their loud, ignorant manner they too were making their exit from the premises. I just couldn't

resist the urge to ask them why did they feel it was necessary to ruin the movie for others. It was obvious that they had wandered into the theater after they finished watching whatever they actually paid to see.... why, in that situation would u draw attention to yourselves.


One of the kids said something stupid to me.... I replied... "I wish I could be a teen again for 10 mins just so I could slap the hell out of all of you".... the same mouthy kid responds to me something like "I dont fight, I shoot".... I found this to be silly considering that he was wearing basketball shorts... (where could you hide a gun in those?
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Anyway, at that point I was very annoyed so I unscrewed the lid from my souvenir cup and tossed the remainder of my Sierra Mist into his face. He obviously didnt approve of this but the shooting comment pushed me over the top. After much hemming and hawing from him, I advised him to go home and wash the fructose off before he is attacked by a swarm of bees.

Note: I am not proud of what happened but let this be a warning... KEEP QUIET IN THE THEATER!!!!!!!!
 

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Or you could have acted like an adult and asked the mgr/usher to quiet them down/escort them out. As an adult I realize any physical action I take towards another just opens myself to legal action (not to mention the fact I have no idea just how dangerous the other party might possibly be).
 

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Good story, kinda stupid to do something like that to a group of people you don't know(cause in my teen days, me and my friends would have beat the $hit out of someone for yelling at us in a movie theater,let alone throwing a drink in my face. But I was ghetto in my youth, growing up in Chicago and all), seeing as you could have had a story with a much worse ending. But I do applaud you for saying something to them in the theater, as potentially dangerous as it may have been. I really do hate paying for something I really enjoy, only to have it ruined by the stupidity(youth) of others.
 

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I was a teenager once before also... and from my own personal experience, I can say that there was probably no greater lessons I have ever learned than when random adults put me in my place... especially in public. If the usher, security or manager had been doing their jobs, this group of loud & unruly kids would not have been able to sneak into D-9 on opening weekend.


Like I said in my closing, I am not proud of what happened, but my actions might be what ends up saving that kids life one day in the future. As I sit here and type, I have (2) bullet holes in my body from stupid teenage behavior.


When I was coming up, when you acted like an adult, you got treated like an adult. We are all a product of our experiences and moral convictions.... I cant remember the last time I have actually started any trouble with anyone.


However, I will happily FINISH it. (Despite my geeky HT persona
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Originally Posted by DaveFi /forum/post/17011676


It's absolutely fine to ask people to be quiet, but not to take physical action against them in any way. That can be taken as an assault.


In this particular case, I dont agree. I think his actions were justified and probably did more good than harm for this jackass kid in the long run but who knows.

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Originally Posted by tattootearz /forum/post/17011705


I was a teenager once before also... and from my own personal experience, I can say that there was probably no greater lessons I have ever learned than when random adults put me in my place... especially in public. If the usher, security or manager had been doing their jobs, this group of loud & unruly kids would not have been able to sneak into D-9 on opening weekend.


Like I said in my closing, I am not proud of what happened, but my actions might be what ends up saving that kids life one day in the future. As I sit here and type, I have (2) bullet holes in my body from stupid teenage behavior.


When I was coming up, when you acted like an adult, you got treated like an adult. We are all a product of our experiences and moral convictions.... I cant remember the last time I have actually started any trouble with anyone.


However, I will happily FINISH it. (Despite my geeky HT persona
)

Agree with this.
 

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Sad that any public situation has to come to this, though. Personally, I wouldn't have said anything. I've seen too many seemingly simple situations go awry, and people get hurt. I would have only been at the theater with my wife or entire family, and wouldn't have done anything to put them in harms way if some idiotic kid actually did have a knife or gun and was willing to use it. Sometimes it's best to chalk things up to "better luck next time". I'm not willing to get hurt or hurt someone else because I couldn't hear a movie. I've got other things to worry about in life.


EDIT: I don't begrude the OP his actions. To each his own.
 

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Why didn't you or someone just go get the theater managment to oust them? That's what I would have done. And at the same time, I would have asked for some passes.
 

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It is really a shame that you tripped and spilled your drink on the kid. How unfortunate.
 

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It is really a shame that you tripped and spilled your drink on the kid. How unfortunate.

Exactly, things happen and we get clumsier as we age.
 

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Applause for you, tatootearz. I'd applaud even louder had you killed those punks and then their parents, as they obviously deserve.
 

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I hate the general public...That is why I never to the movies anymore. Blu-ray and home theater for me...strictly!
 

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For those with no sense of discernment:


Post #15 is an example of extreme exaggeration to illustrate a strong agreement with a point that has been posited. In case it is actually needed, allow me to point out the fact that murder is not the appropriate response to hooliganism.
 
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