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2014-03-21 03:32:02 PM

JesusJuice: Mikey1969: JesusJuice: How did they draw it out? If they hadn't made her feel so unwelcome, she probably would have stayed. She gave them the choice of either being mean to her or having their movie experience ruined.

You really think one person stood up for the crowd and said "Hey, you're being too loud"? You know exactly how these things play out, everyone wants to talk shiat, and then when the woman says something back, everyone else wants to answer back, then they spend more time verbally 'high fiving' each other, then someone else feels that their particularly witty rejoinder didn't get the attention it deserved, so THEY pipe up, and then someone else chimes in, etc... I can guarantee you the shiat talking went on longer than this dude's initial freakout would have lasted.

It doesn't mean that it wasn't a disruption, it just takes someone incredibly naive to assume that this shiat didn't go on 10 times longer than it needed to because everyone wanted to talk a little more trash.

If it had been just one person giving her shiat she could have dismissed them as a lone asshole. She can't really ignore the whole theater telling her to GTFO. It sounds like there were multiple instances before people got aggressive, so I suspect they escalated to the level needed to make her leave.


I also wonder if she didn't egg things on.  Remember we're only hearing *her* story.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-03-21 03:32:20 PM

jst3p: 433: It is not fair for any of us farkers to tell this woman what she should and should not do.

Dude, that, porn, and amazon are what the internet is  for!
/your telling other posters how to post is kinda ironic


You are probably right on both counts.  :-/
 
Ant
2014-03-21 03:33:09 PM
Goddammit! I'm sorry that your son is autistic, but nobody who goes to a movie should have to deal with loud, obnoxious people, no matter what the cause of their obnoxiousness. I only take my son to movies he actually wants to see, and he knows that his mom and I won't hesitate to take him out of the theater if he talks or makes noise during the movie. Luckily, we've never had to do this.

...and stop bringing babies to the movie theater too!! When did this become OK?

/parent, but not OK with this shiat
 
2014-03-21 03:33:34 PM
But when Colson's stepmother, Patty, tried to explain that Max is autistic, the family apparently received little sympathy.

"I know he is, but why should the rest of us have to suffer?"


THIS!'d in every possible way! If you know your spawn is going to be a disruptive yowling ree-ree, then don't inflict it upon a whole theater full of innocent people, who have paid money to watch a movie, NOT be irritated by your child's antics. It's a movie theater, not a short bus!
 
2014-03-21 03:34:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Disability is no excuse for causing a disturbance.


Yeah it is. It's not an excuse for continuing a disturbance, but disabled people cause a "disturbance" if they are walking down the aisle of the theater and slip and fall, roll over someone's toes with the wheelchair, a million things that are excusable because of the disability. It's what she does afterwards, and how she tries to work around it that matters. i agree that she can just not go in until after the previews are over, which is even easier in theaters that do reserved seating, but it doesn't mean that the initial disturbance won't ever happen.

If you think that disabled people shouldn't 'cause' a disturbance ever, then you really haven't been around disabled people. Like I said, it's how she handled it, which is just going to be a bunch of 'He said, she said', since we don't have an impartial observer of any kind. Like I said in another post though, we all know how "nice" crowds of people are, so I can guess that they responded about as tolerantly as she said.
 
2014-03-21 03:34:29 PM

Unoriginal_Username: allylloyd: Unoriginal_Username: My 6 yr old son is autistic. We brought him to see the Lego movie, it was the first time he'd ever been in a theater, we weren't sure how he'd be. I sat in a spot where I could get out quickly without disturbing anyone just in case. We also brought a small toy for him to play with.
He was quieter then the kids who sat behind us.

This lady is an idiot. If her son can't handle sitting still or being quiet, and she doesn't want to rent the whole theater, wait for movies to get released onto dvd and stay home.

Parenting 101!

//Children under a certain age can't sit still or be quiet for a long length of time--bring them something to play with.

I was actually surprised. He was enjoying the movie so much that he sat quiet for an hour. Then he came to where I was sitting, hopped up on my lap and watched the rest of the movie.

/The Lego movie, so good it keeps little monsters quiet


I took my kids to that movie as a treat since wife/mom was out of town. I had no expectations at all; just trying to keep my kiddos entertained.

It was F'ing badass. Loved it. I'll watch it again when they get the DVD.

///Everything is awesome!!!!
 
2014-03-21 03:35:16 PM

DerAppie: Because come hell or high weather, he enjoy live a life with all the small pleasures normal people have whether he likes it or not.


Or, probably more likely, mom wants to see movies and well, she can usually calm him when he freaks out in movie theatres, so the rest of the world should deal if she can't.  It really doesn't seem like she is putting her son first if she repeatedly puts him in entirely unnecessary to survive situations that cause him to freak out.

I mean, like I said before, if he freaked at the doctor's office, she could explain the situation, but that he needs to be there for his health. That's totally different.  Even if he freaked out, he needs medical attention, so she has to put him through it.  Why do it unless it's absolutely necessary? At the cost of others, and then make yourself a martyr because you made a stupid mistake?
 
Ant
2014-03-21 03:35:17 PM
How sad that we have to rent an entire movie theatre so our kids can watch a movie.

How sad that the other 99% of the people in the theater had to pay to hear your kid talk over the movie.
 
2014-03-21 03:35:50 PM

hardinparamedic: Sorry, my tolerance ends at the age of 18, and my view of your precious little snowflake as an untreated, socially retarded individual begins.

The ChrisChans of the world should be protected before they turn an adult. After, fair game.


LOL! I was thinking of that oaf and his idiot Mother while reading that article too.
 
2014-03-21 03:36:36 PM

The Crepes of Wrath: She should feel grateful she even has a child.  A couple hundred years ago, he would have been tied to a tree to feed hungry wolves.


Sounds like a good idea.
 
2014-03-21 03:38:06 PM

Pincy: Pocket Ninja: "As Christians, we're supposed to love our neighbor as ourselves," she said.

How does she know that everyone in the theater was a Christian? There might have been some atheists in there, and they hate everybody. Throw in some Muslims and Jews, and she should just be happy that she got out of there alive.

Are Christians even allowed to go to the movies?  Jesus never went to a movie.


Jesus was a Jew. Are Jews allowed go to the movies? If Jews can, so can Christians.
 
2014-03-21 03:38:20 PM

NEPAman: The_Sponge: hb0mb: and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.


CSB:

The last time I had a theater to myself was an early Sunday morning showing of the Evil Dead remake.  Holy f*ck that was creepy....almost wanted to head straight to church.

/Got my money's worth.

Double Plus Ungood CSB:

Midnight showing of Star Trek Into Darkness.  Just me, 3D glasses and one couple.

/The howling rainstorm outside might've been a factor.

//Not when you live four blocks from the theater.

///Downtown Fort Worth.  She's a beautiful thing.


7th street movie tavern?
 
2014-03-21 03:38:32 PM

notatrollorami: Unoriginal_Username: allylloyd: Unoriginal_Username: My 6 yr old son is autistic. We brought him to see the Lego movie, it was the first time he'd ever been in a theater, we weren't sure how he'd be. I sat in a spot where I could get out quickly without disturbing anyone just in case. We also brought a small toy for him to play with.
He was quieter then the kids who sat behind us.

This lady is an idiot. If her son can't handle sitting still or being quiet, and she doesn't want to rent the whole theater, wait for movies to get released onto dvd and stay home.

Parenting 101!

//Children under a certain age can't sit still or be quiet for a long length of time--bring them something to play with.

I was actually surprised. He was enjoying the movie so much that he sat quiet for an hour. Then he came to where I was sitting, hopped up on my lap and watched the rest of the movie.

/The Lego movie, so good it keeps little monsters quiet

I took my kids to that movie as a treat since wife/mom was out of town. I had no expectations at all; just trying to keep my kiddos entertained.

It was F'ing badass. Loved it. I'll watch it again when they get the DVD.

///Everything is awesome!!!!


oh Gods, my son loves that song. and yes, the movie was fantastic.
I will own the Blue ray. I'm not a Will Ferrell fan, but he did a great job with that one
 
2014-03-21 03:38:58 PM

serpent_sky: The Goddamn Batman: n her blog post, Colson, author of "Dancing with Max," a memoir about her son, wrote that Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does, according to The Patriot Ledger.

Then why in the blue hell do you keep taking him?

three minutes off, but that was also my question. Seems borderline abusive.


She probably has some sort of sick arrogance about her with her "Everyone look at me and my drooling Aspie son! I'm so wonderful aren't I?"

And then when she found out the reality that she's seen as a selfish jerk who inflicts her son onto others, she's goes to whine to the Internet about her shame. BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG Mistake there, lady.
 
2014-03-21 03:39:24 PM

R.A.Danny: Sin_City_Superhero: It's not up to everybody else to accommodate your broken child.

And now I'm on the mom's side.


Sorry bro, but society has rules. If your kid can't abide by the rules of a polite society, then keep 'em at home, until such time that they can. Why should 100 people be inconvenienced because one person can't follow the rules?
 
2014-03-21 03:40:20 PM

ReverendJasen: allylloyd:
I really hope that you, your parents or your grandparents don't have dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
//People don't get them until they are adults.
//People with dementia and Alzheimer's are worse than kids with autism.

And I imagine their sane caretakers avoid taking them to public movie theaters if they're likely to cause a disturbance.


Wait till your mother or father with dementia is living with you. Better yet, wait till they are living in an assisted living home.

//The guilt will get to you.
 
2014-03-21 03:41:44 PM

notatrollorami: NEPAman: The_Sponge: hb0mb: and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.


CSB:

The last time I had a theater to myself was an early Sunday morning showing of the Evil Dead remake.  Holy f*ck that was creepy....almost wanted to head straight to church.

/Got my money's worth.

Double Plus Ungood CSB:

Midnight showing of Star Trek Into Darkness.  Just me, 3D glasses and one couple.

/The howling rainstorm outside might've been a factor.

//Not when you live four blocks from the theater.

///Downtown Fort Worth.  She's a beautiful thing.

7th street movie tavern?


The AMC off of 3rd Street.
 
2014-03-21 03:42:46 PM

JoieD'Zen: uttertosh: Christian outrage is best outrage.

How much Christin outrage and sympathy would she show if the kid were harassed for being gay?

The mother is n idiot, she should have taken him home.


I'm right with you - that there was me being sarcastironical. (which is best ironical)

Miss Alexandra: I don't have a daughter.


And I pray to God that you never do. And I'll continue to pray so till I am able to ask God in 'person'

Apparently you give a "flying fark," else you wouldn't have replied.

I give a flying fark about the detriment to Humanity that you are. You suck as a Mother, Parent, And most importantly of all, Christian.

Go take some vitamin D3. Maybe it'll improve your attitude. Or lay off the aspartame.

Maybe if you take more lessons about quantum physics you might improve your attitude. Or lay off the morphine/cocaine.
 
Ant
2014-03-21 03:43:34 PM

hb0mb: You don't have to avoid movies if you have a loud/noisy child.  Just go super early during the week.  I take my 2 yr old and baby to kids movies sometimes (usually a while after the movie has been released) and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.


Unless they're extremely quiet, this is still not OK, IMO.
 
2014-03-21 03:43:59 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Saw a group of chatty, pre-teen queen bees catch a large soda to the back of their casually coiffed heads during a late showing of the last Batman flick. It was a beautiful thing to behold.


Man, if your theater is anything like mine, that was one damn expensive lesson...
 
2014-03-21 03:45:18 PM

JuggleGeek: serial_crusher: I don't see why the kids age is relevant. If he's not capable of staying quiet in the movie theater, he shouldn't be in the movie theater.

The "kid" didn't even want to be there.  Apparently, that's what caused the disagreement with the other people who went to watch the movie.  He kept asking his mom to take him home.  He asked during the previews, and he was still asking after the movie started.

Taking him home makes him happy, and it makes everyone else in the theater happy - except for the biatch of a mom.  I doubt she's ever happy.

allylloyd: I really hope that you, your parents or your grandparents don't have dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

My mom has Alzheimer's.  It's horrible, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  (Well, maybe some of the Westboro Baptist people.)

Her short term memory is pretty much gone, which is what most people know about Alzheimer's, but that's not the worst part.  The dementia comes and goes.  She has periods where she's great and other than the short term memory, she can go places, do things, etc and you wouldn't know she's sick.  Other times, nothing she says makes sense and hardly anyone can stand to be around her.  And sometimes it gets so bad she has to be in the hospital.  She's on a whole bunch of medication, and from time to time, they have to adjust what they are giving her.

My point is, I understand about someone who has dementia or a similar illness.  But I do not believe that gives you a right to take them out to the movies and ruin it for everyone else.  If they can't cope with being out in public, then I'm sorry, but you can't take them out in public.


Let's just kill all the "bad" people while they're children. In fact, let's abort them because they might "bad" people one day.

//My mother has dementia. Ups and downs.
//When I called her to say Happy Birthday (she turned 84), she said, "Honey, I feel like I'm in my 60s
//I love my mother.
 
2014-03-21 03:45:28 PM

Miss Alexandra: I also wonder if she didn't egg things on. Remember we're only hearing *her* story.


She seems like the sort who may have, so she could be an even bigger martyr for herself.

I just re-read the article, and she never mentioned anything like "and my son felt badly about this" - it's all about her.

I think she gets off on the attention and will use any excuse to scream about some sort of real or perceived slight of her kid with autism.

I was in line in a store behind a lady trying to contain her clearly autistic kid who was about to go nuclear.  She was looking at the people around her, mouthing, "I'm sorry" while trying to calm him (both calming and stern) and really just wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible. It was a grocery store.  A woman let her go in front of her in line (and nobody complained) so she could get out more quickly.  This woman was so nice, she was trying to contain her kid, buy her necessary groceries, and everyone saw that. Nobody complained, nobody said anything, and someone even helped her out by letting her go ahead of her in line.

It stands out because it was so rare that everyone in the situation was so cool about it because clearly. she didn't cause it, and was trying to take care of the matter as best she could, and the kid was clearly disabled.

I can't see this lady ending up in a situation like that. There's no good martyr blog in that.
 
2014-03-21 03:46:05 PM
This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.
 
2014-03-21 03:46:15 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: R.A.Danny: Sin_City_Superhero: It's not up to everybody else to accommodate your broken child.

And now I'm on the mom's side.

Sorry bro, but society has rules. If your kid can't abide by the rules of a polite society, then keep 'em at home, until such time that they can. Why should 100 people be inconvenienced because one person can't follow the rules?


No argument about rules. Not being mean even when someone else isn't perfect is also one of them. Yeah, she should be taking the guy to the matinee where there are kids and a lower expectation of a perfect theater experience, but don't be mean to a special needs kid.
 
2014-03-21 03:46:41 PM

doubled99: Tolerance and acceptance lasts about 5 minutes for me. After that, if your squalling kid (23 or not) doesn't shut his drool hole, here come my popcorn at your head.

Sure thing tough guy, and you'll look real funny trying to remove that popcorn bucket out of butthole 3 minutes later...


YOU! Into the Dome, Mutherfarker!!!
 
2014-03-21 03:46:43 PM
I'm all for the mom's right to see movies, but I don't think it is sad that they rented the theater so they could see it with other disabled people. Patrons of movies paid to hear the movie and see it... not to hear other people screaming, regardless of the reason. Your right to see a movie only goes so far as it doesn't take away from theirs. If the movie theater needs to have some sort of regular morning/matinee showing to help the disabled community, I'd be more than happy to help support that through charitable giving, but having a disabled child isn't a free pass to being an inconsiderate dick.
 
2014-03-21 03:46:47 PM

Duane Dibbley: It would be a shame if their Muppet movie were to be accidentally swapped out for something else just so someone could watch the reactions of all involved for a cheap laugh.

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Dude!  What the hell!
 
2014-03-21 03:48:52 PM

Dragonflew: This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.


Totally different expectations. There are showtimes that are used by fewer patrons and have more kids. That is a far better time for ringing someone that is potentially disruptive. There are also restaurants that are more family friendly.
 
Ant
2014-03-21 03:49:01 PM

allylloyd: People with dementia and Alzheimer's are worse than kids with autism.


Don't take them to movie theaters then.
 
2014-03-21 03:50:16 PM

bingethinker: shtychkn: I feel her pain in wanting her son to have as normal a life as possible.  It's a shame this doesn't exist for her:

[katespiritu.com image 850x1062]

(oatmeal comic)

Older people are quiet? Not necessarily. Last movie I went to, the row of teenage boys in front of me was quiet, but the middle-aged couple beside me spent a lot of time rustling around unwrapping candies. Always during the quiet dialogue where you needed to hear what was going on, not during the loud action scenes where you wouldn't notice. Morons. You're not in your living room.


To hell with noise from wrappers and stuff - I've been to plenty of movies where old people were just straight-up chatting.

I used to think old people were more respectful, teenagers less, but the truth is there are inconsiderate assholes in every single age group.  The only real way to guarantee a completely bullshiat-free moviegoing experience is to stay home (and pirate the movie to avoid the annoying crap on the DVD).
 
2014-03-21 03:50:17 PM
Pretty simple, if your stuff causes others a disturbance, you should probably leave.

If had Crohns and shiat my pants, I wouldn't just sit there in it because I "deserve" to be there; I would leave knowing that I'm ruining the time for others around me.
 
2014-03-21 03:50:41 PM

R.A.Danny: durbnpoisn: But the content of the actual article, is served up from some external source that is blocked by my company.

That really is your problem.


Perhaps.  But it's not my fault.
It's seems to me that it's up to the provider of the site to actually, you know, provide.
 
2014-03-21 03:50:51 PM
It's sick that the audience applauded them leaving--if they knew he had autism. She says she tried to communicate it, but who knows. Still, definitely not a bright idea to bring the kid adult man to the movies in the first place if he gets scared at the previews. I get trying to give him a rich, full life, but he was born with autism, so that was out of the question from day 1. Sorry. If it's any consolation God may also have it.
 
2014-03-21 03:51:36 PM

433: JuggleGeek: If they can't cope with being out in public, then I'm sorry, but you can't take them out in public.

ArcadianRefugee: If she can't control her "kid" then she shouldn't take him out in public and put him into situations where he is known to freak out.

I don't think it is fair to deny the individual the chance to enjoy things like a movie.  Ideally, if it is seen that it will be trouble, then exiting the event is the thing to do.  Think of a wailing infant in a restaurant.  The woman in the article seemed to know to go when appropriate, though perhaps she stayed a little long.  It is unfortunate that things escalated as they did, it could have been handled better by all parties.  In light of the situation and how it unfolded, the solution of renting the place out for a movie night for children and young adults with disabilities is excellent.

It is not fair for any of us farkers to tell this woman what she should and should not do.  Who are we to instruct another, especially on the internet?  Finding the root cause of the problem and searching for an alternative is best, and I believe we have enough people with enough experience in these areas to be able to do just that.


Notice my addendum: and put him into situations where he is known to freak out.
From the Daily Mail article: Max shrieked 'I want to go home,' during the first preview and said it again once the film started.
From this article: Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does....
Taking someone autistic out in public in general is a good thing; you want to expose them to the world because they will eventually have to live in it. Taking them into situations where they have repeatedly shown to be uncomfortable is not OK and just bothers them and those around them.

He likes movies, he should be able to see movies, but there are ways to let him have those experiences without annoying everyone.

Also, her blog post is full of "let's make this as colorful as possible" hyperbole.
 
2014-03-21 03:52:08 PM

Dragonflew: This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.



Or how about "airplane"?  Then it would get really ugly.
 
2014-03-21 03:53:09 PM

durbnpoisn: R.A.Danny: durbnpoisn: But the content of the actual article, is served up from some external source that is blocked by my company.

That really is your problem.

Perhaps.  But it's not my fault.
It's seems to me that it's up to the provider of the site to actually, you know, provide.


They do. The fact that your company blocks it isn't their issue.
 
2014-03-21 03:53:34 PM

Dragonflew: This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.


Hell's Kitchen  just started.

//I love Gordon Ramsay
 
2014-03-21 03:53:51 PM

Mikey1969: Yeah it is. It's not an excuse for continuing a disturbance


True; that was my (perhaps poorly worded) statement was intended to say. Then again, I don't see a single short outburst as "causing a disturbance"; I've a bit thicker skin.
 
2014-03-21 03:54:13 PM

ArcadianRefugee: From the Daily Mail article: Max shrieked 'I want to go home,' during the first preview and said it again once the film started.
From this article: Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does....


Also, if he yelled just twice, there is no way the whole theatre turned on them and applauded. Especially if he yelled once in the previews and once at the beginning of the movie.  I have to imagine it was much more than that, and her attempting to communicate the autism probably added to the ruckus.
 
2014-03-21 03:56:08 PM

allylloyd: Dragonflew: This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.

Hell's Kitchen  just started.

//I love Gordon Ramsay


makeameme.org

I get the feeling he's gonna axe the whole competition this year. Or at least have both doors locked in the finale. THEY ALL SUCK!
 
2014-03-21 03:58:57 PM

allylloyd: Dragonflew: This thread would be SO much different if "theatre" was replaced with "restaurant". Then there would be a metric assload of farkers defending the screamer.

Hell's Kitchen  just started.

//I love Gordon Ramsay


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-21 03:59:02 PM

serpent_sky: ArcadianRefugee: From the Daily Mail article: Max shrieked 'I want to go home,' during the first preview and said it again once the film started.
From this article: Max became frightened during the previews, as he often does....

Also, if he yelled just twice, there is no way the whole theatre turned on them and applauded. Especially if he yelled once in the previews and once at the beginning of the movie.  I have to imagine it was much more than that, and her attempting to communicate the autism probably added to the ruckus.


2 times at 15 minutes each.
 
2014-03-21 03:59:06 PM
Now that all movies are digital, why not have 1 theater per screenmegaplex that shows all the latest movies on a rotation throughout the day and designate it for people with challenges.

If an autistic child really enjoys the movie theater experience it's a shame that they don't have the option. On the other hand when you are paying 12 bucks plus to see a new flick you shouldn't have to deal with disturbances...

On that screen only, rotate movies on different scheduals each day, so during a given week each one is available throughout the day. So if you want to see BLOODY DEATH PART 6 you can see it at 7PM, you just have to wait until Wednesday.

Not exactly equitable, but at least they would be trying...
 
2014-03-21 03:59:28 PM
Father of autistic kid myself, and knowing that outings can be very difficult, I will NOT put people through crap because I fell entitled to do so.

Last couple of times we took her out after several years, (due her her behavior in public was dangerous to others and herself) she has stabilized a LOT and the outings went very well, if anythign, she was better behaved than most at the restaurants.

Last time in a theater is so long ago that I can't remember what movie is was, but the thing was, we sat in an easy to exit location, had lots of popcorn which is her favourite snack-food anyways, and aside having to bring her to the bathroom a couple of times, it had gone fairly well, at least, nothing that caused a scene or cause anyone any trouble or destroyed their movie experience.

But I see that this thread is full of victims, so...
 
2014-03-21 04:00:04 PM

Ant: hb0mb: You don't have to avoid movies if you have a loud/noisy child.  Just go super early during the week.  I take my 2 yr old and baby to kids movies sometimes (usually a while after the movie has been released) and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.

Unless they're extremely quiet, this is still not OK, IMO.


Yea, I'm sure it's offensive to all the other people who aren't in the theater.
 
2014-03-21 04:00:20 PM

gopher321: "How sad that we have to rent an entire movie theatre so our kids can watch a movie. Movie theatres are supposed to be open to the public. This is a kind gesture but does nothing to promote understanding, tolerance or acceptance," a commenter wrote.


Tolerance and acceptance lasts about 5 minutes for me. After that, if your squalling kid (23 or not) doesn't shut his drool hole, here come my popcorn at your head.


This would make me fear for my life, so I would be justified in shooting you.
 
2014-03-21 04:01:24 PM
I imagine several of the posters here have been tossed from public venues for one reason or another.
 
2014-03-21 04:02:50 PM
I once took the family on a vacation to Disney World.  We had reservations for lunch at a restaurant that, while not the most expensive in the "world", was going to cost us about $150 for a family of four.  We were seated next to an man or woman who looked to be in the 50s, who had a child of about 12 with them who was in a wheelchair, and clearly had multiple issues.  The two parents looked absolutely exhausted.  Two minutes after we were seated, the child started screaming / moaning so loud that I couldn't hear anyone at my table speaking.  It continued for 10 minutes, and the parents made no move to leave or attempt to calm the child (if that was even possible).  We sat there and had our lunch, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life.  Looking back, I should have said screw political correctness, and demanded to be moved or just left.

I don't care what your situation - or the situation of your child - if you cannot leave the house without your child ruining the environment of everyone around him/her, you do not leave your house with your child.
 
2014-03-21 04:03:34 PM
Okay, those that need a second ssource other than The Blaze, here's a local account.

/haven't seen so many sober assholes than before a Patriots game in the 70s
 
2014-03-21 04:03:53 PM

R.A.Danny: durbnpoisn: R.A.Danny: durbnpoisn: But the content of the actual article, is served up from some external source that is blocked by my company.

That really is your problem.

Perhaps.  But it's not my fault.
It's seems to me that it's up to the provider of the site to actually, you know, provide.

They do. The fact that your company blocks it isn't their issue.


Except that the only reason the company blocks it is that wherever it's coming from is already blacklisted for some reason.
I find that somewhat disturbing.
I'm just pointing out to everyone that the site in question here is using a backdoor.  And that's not cool.

But whatever...  As far as TFA goes - though I couldn't read it, I've gotten enough from this thread to form my opinion...

I am of the general sentiment here that this woman should have known better than to expose her son to a situation that would likely be really bad for his condition.  It's not everyone else's fault that the dude can't handle it, no matter what the reason.
If she is really concerned about getting the dude to the movies, she should have gone when it's less crowded - and perhaps give him some earplugs just in case the previews (as they are known to be) are too jarring.
 
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