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(The Consumerist)   Dear Consumerist: I sat through an entire movie while a child ruined it for me. I said absolutely nothing about it until after I got home. What should I do?   (consumerist.com) divider line 172
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2012-08-13 12:04:21 PM  
End yourself.
 
2012-08-13 12:07:28 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: End yourself.


Now.
 
2012-08-13 12:08:25 PM  
Should pushed the stroller down the aisle.
 
2012-08-13 12:10:10 PM  
Dear Consumerist: I'm a passive aggressive, simpering doormat who feels powerless when people even glance in my direction but then spend days raging over their affrontery. I am writing about another in a long, long, long line of similar incidents where I did nothing to improve my own situation and because of that feel that I am now due some attention and compensation. I know that your worthless moldering shiat stain of a blog panders to cowards like myself who lack the backbone to undertake any action ourselves and yet need affirmation from strangers that we are in the right, and so am hoping you will publish my idiocy for the gibbering, slavering, drooling approval of the halfwit troglodytes who value the sewage you represent. Thanks so much.
 
2012-08-13 12:11:33 PM  
Suddenly mother stands up, starts to move the stroller, looks at me and says, "We're leaving, I need to get by you"...right during one of the more important scenes of the movie, the scene where the plot changes

Yeah right.
 
2012-08-13 12:14:28 PM  
This is why you don't show up late to a movie, asshole.
 
2012-08-13 12:24:27 PM  
So what I take away from this is that this movie has a plot. I wouldn't have expected that from the dude responsible for "Family Guy."
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-08-13 12:24:36 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Dear Consumerist: I'm a passive aggressive, simpering doormat who feels powerless when people even glance in my direction but then spend days raging over their affrontery. I am writing about another in a long, long, long line of similar incidents where I did nothing to improve my own situation and because of that feel that I am now due some attention and compensation. I know that your worthless moldering shiat stain of a blog panders to cowards like myself who lack the backbone to undertake any action ourselves and yet need affirmation from strangers that we are in the right, and so am hoping you will publish my idiocy for the gibbering, slavering, drooling approval of the halfwit troglodytes who value the sewage you represent. Thanks so much.


Pretty much, yeah.
 
2012-08-13 12:35:41 PM  

tin_man: the scene where the plot changes


Wat.
 
2012-08-13 12:39:26 PM  
So, some stupid and weak snowflake can't handle adversity as she experiences it? This is what you get when you give a last place loser a medal instead of calling her one.
 
2012-08-13 12:39:28 PM  
The fact that the mother looked at Kelly when she announced she was leaving makes me think that Kelly wasn't silent at all about her annoyance during the movie. It eventually forced the mother to leave. Kelly should be happy that she got her way and leave it at that.

There's nothing that Regal can or should have done to help. Perhaps they should have offered a refund to the mother who had to leave because of Kelly's inability to tolerate a little noise.
 
2012-08-13 12:41:51 PM  
Shouldn't Regal employees help people to seats when the theater is mostly full by asking other people to move in?

No, they shouldn't, because get there on time or suck it.

You're probably the same kind of idiots who sit next to each other and say things like "What'd she say....what'd he say when I was asking what she said...ooh, an octopus" the whole time anyway.
 
2012-08-13 12:45:10 PM  
also the floor was sticky.
 
2012-08-13 12:48:40 PM  
Has this letter been stuck in the Consumerist mail room for a month?
 
2012-08-13 12:49:01 PM  

Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.


You need to stop frequenting the same theaters as Fred Willard.
 
2012-08-13 12:49:12 PM  

notmtwain: The fact that the mother looked at Kelly when she announced she was leaving makes me think that Kelly wasn't silent at all about her annoyance during the movie. It eventually forced the mother to leave. Kelly should be happy that she got her way and leave it at that.

There's nothing that Regal can or should have done to help. Perhaps they should have offered a refund to the mother who had to leave because of Kelly's inability to tolerate a little noise.



Pocket Ninja summed up my feelings about the complainer and the consumerist pretty well but damn it could someone please explain to me exactly when it became OK to bring babies to the movie theater?
 
2012-08-13 12:49:15 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Dear Consumerist: I'm a passive aggressive, simpering doormat who feels powerless when people even glance in my direction but then spend days raging over their affrontery. I am writing about another in a long, long, long line of similar incidents where I did nothing to improve my own situation and because of that feel that I am now due some attention and compensation. I know that your worthless moldering shiat stain of a blog panders to cowards like myself who lack the backbone to undertake any action ourselves and yet need affirmation from strangers that we are in the right, and so am hoping you will publish my idiocy for the gibbering, slavering, drooling approval of the halfwit troglodytes who value the sewage you represent. Thanks so much.

 
2012-08-13 12:49:56 PM  

Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.


and the candy is overpriced but I can't bring in any of my own because they say it isn't allowed.
 
2012-08-13 12:50:17 PM  

MatrixOutsider: So, some stupid and weak snowflake can't handle adversity as she experiences it? This is what you get when you give a last place loser a medal instead of calling her one.


calling her a medal?
 
2012-08-13 12:50:37 PM  
Child hate warring with consumerist. Can't decide how to feel.
 
2012-08-13 12:51:25 PM  
You should have gone to The Alamo drafthouse.
 
2012-08-13 12:52:06 PM  
If only somebody in the theater had a CCW permit this whole tragedy could have turned out much differently...
 
2012-08-13 12:53:31 PM  
Amusing thread so far but as an overly polite Canadian I feel for the guy. What are you going to do? If you make a fuss it no good will come of it. He was a nice guy towards the kid, kudos to him for not being a jerk.

The moral of the story is: buy yourself an inexpensive projector, make a 100" DIY screen and Netflix movies. You'll save a ton of money and you'll never have to deal with idiots at the theatre again.
 
2012-08-13 12:54:00 PM  

Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.


When I don't want anyone in the theater to see me, I roll around on the theater floor. Essentially, I make my own Movie Ghillie Suit. No one... notices... a thing.
 
2012-08-13 12:54:59 PM  

BMFPitt: Has this letter been stuck in the Consumerist mail room for a month?


Thread. Over.

/too soon?
 
2012-08-13 12:55:28 PM  
That parent sucked. Who the fark brings a 3-4 year old to a movie like that. The author should have gotten an usher BEFORE sitting down. Either kick em out or get a refund.
 
2012-08-13 12:55:31 PM  

wee: Pocket Ninja: Dear Consumerist: I'm a passive aggressive, simpering doormat who feels powerless when people even glance in my direction but then spend days raging over their affrontery. I am writing about another in a long, long, long line of similar incidents where I did nothing to improve my own situation and because of that feel that I am now due some attention and compensation. I know that your worthless moldering shiat stain of a blog panders to cowards like myself who lack the backbone to undertake any action ourselves and yet need affirmation from strangers that we are in the right, and so am hoping you will publish my idiocy for the gibbering, slavering, drooling approval of the halfwit troglodytes who value the sewage you represent. Thanks so much.

Pretty much, yeah.


I say it every time: That's why PN's posts are in green.
 
2012-08-13 12:55:47 PM  
This is why FSM made chloroform.
 
2012-08-13 12:56:42 PM  
Note even the site's comments are mocking the guy.
 
2012-08-13 12:57:08 PM  
That's what one gets when goes to a movie theater. I haven't been in a move theater in 25 years.
 
2012-08-13 12:57:22 PM  
Yell "BAD TOUCH!!! STRANGER DANGER!!!" and stab the kid.
 
2012-08-13 12:57:23 PM  
People? In my public? It's more likely then you think.
 
2012-08-13 12:57:39 PM  
As a 30 year old white male I don't have this problem. No one wants their kids to talk to me, and I'm right on board.
 
2012-08-13 12:57:43 PM  
This weekend, concert at a small outdoor venue, told a set of yammering twits (accompanied by a guy carrying a lap rat), some of the audience was there for the music and not their noise. And "yes the music is loud, but so are you".
 
2012-08-13 12:58:29 PM  
A parent's nightmare, my dream Link
 
2012-08-13 12:58:31 PM  

Lone Stranger: You should have gone to The Alamo drafthouse.


Damn. Beat me to it.
 
2012-08-13 12:58:37 PM  
Pocket Ninja SmartestFunniest 2012-08-13 12:10:10 PM


Dear Consumerist: I'm a passive aggressive, simpering doormat who feels powerless when people even glance in my direction but then spend days raging over their affrontery. I am writing about another in a long, long, long line of similar incidents where I did nothing to improve my own situation and because of that feel that I am now due some attention and compensation. I know that your worthless moldering shiat stain of a blog panders to cowards like myself who lack the backbone to undertake any action ourselves and yet need affirmation from strangers that we are in the right, and so am hoping you will publish my idiocy for the gibbering, slavering, drooling approval of the halfwit troglodytes who value the sewage you represent. Thanks so much.




Adequately describes your typical Farker and their posts.
 
2012-08-13 12:59:25 PM  
And this is why you don't go on the weekends before 5, or on "bailout" whatever days the theater has. In my city, it's tuesday.
 
2012-08-13 12:59:58 PM  

Egoy3k: damn it could someone please explain to me exactly when it became OK to bring babies to the movie theater?


I dont really understand this either. My son is about to be two, and we've never once attempted to bring him to watch a movie with us. Hell, we were even nervous a few weeks ago when we took him to see some shows and things at Disney World... and thats the magic farking kingdom.
 
2012-08-13 01:00:02 PM  
Don't bring babies to the movies....or bars....or nice restaurants....or my house....or Vegas.
 
2012-08-13 01:00:03 PM  

Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.


I larfed. Thanks for that.
 
2012-08-13 01:01:36 PM  

cwolf20: And this is why you don't go on the weekends before 5, or on "bailout" whatever days the theater has. In my city, it's tuesday.


I see people dragging their babies out of restaurants at 10 pm. I don't think that the time of day is that big of a factor when it comes to inconsiderate, bad parents.
 
2012-08-13 01:01:59 PM  

The Muthaship: Don't bring babies to the movies....or bars....or nice restaurants....or my house....or Vegas.



This!

Also:

Airplanes
 
2012-08-13 01:02:12 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.

When I don't want anyone in the theater to see me, I roll around on the theater floor. Essentially, I make my own Movie Ghillie Suit. No one... notices... a thing.


I think that will be the standard uniform of our future 'theater marshals.' Except they'll be armed to the teeth.
 
2012-08-13 01:02:33 PM  

thecpt: Cake Hunter: also the floor was sticky.

and the candy is overpriced but I can't bring in any of my own because they say it isn't allowed.


One more reason to avoid movie theaters.
I last went to one 20 years ago, didn't like it.
 
2012-08-13 01:03:07 PM  
(C) Kill them all!
 
2012-08-13 01:03:24 PM  

The Muthaship: ....or bars



One thing my state (WA) got right:

You have to be 21+ to step inside a bar...and that includes the bar section of a restaurant.
 
2012-08-13 01:03:42 PM  

Egoy3k: but damn it could someone please explain to me exactly when it became OK to bring babies to the movie theater?


Depends, when my son was an infant he would sleep when it was dark no matter what. Sounds didn't wake it (later on we found out why but that's a different matter). Anywho we took him to the movies because it meant my wife could get out of the house, and he was just going to sleep in my lap anyway.

Previews start the bottle went in the mouth, burping was done by first 5 minutes of the movie usually and he slept the whole time.

Now, typically these were Rom-Coms as it was something to get my wife out, I could go see action movies or raunchier comedies on my own since she doesn't really like those.

Now, however my son is 4 and has the attention span of a gnat on cocaine. There is not a chance in hell we'll take him to a theater, not even to see a "kids" movie.
 
2012-08-13 01:03:56 PM  
Plus, they don't use real butter on the popcorn!
 
2012-08-13 01:04:05 PM  

Egoy3k: notmtwain: The fact that the mother looked at Kelly when she announced she was leaving makes me think that Kelly wasn't silent at all about her annoyance during the movie. It eventually forced the mother to leave. Kelly should be happy that she got her way and leave it at that.

There's nothing that Regal can or should have done to help. Perhaps they should have offered a refund to the mother who had to leave because of Kelly's inability to tolerate a little noise.


Pocket Ninja summed up my feelings about the complainer and the consumerist pretty well but damn it could someone please explain to me exactly when it became OK to bring babies to the movie theater?


Sorry for the wall o' text--can't snip on my phone.

I don't mind babies at movies as long as the parent is willing to leave if the kid gets fussy. A 4-yo at an R movie is just irresponsible. A baby--meh. They don't understand what's going on; the only real concern is noise level. I went to R movies w/a friend who brought her infant son and he just slept through them. But she was fully prepared to leave if he acted up.

The one time I said something about a parent bringing his 5-yo to an R movie was The Watchmen. Told him it was NOT your typical comic book movie and definitely not appropriate for his kid. Was loudly told to mind my own business. I think he lasted 2 minutes before he was storming out, asking for a refund & threatening to sue the theater for false advertising.
 
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