I wrote about how we got to see an early screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day here.
I mentioned that the family behind us were annoying.
A lot of you guys might be like, "Seriously? Another rant about rude moviegoers?" because yes, I've done a lot of these.
But it irks me how people don't seem to care about having basic consideration anymore.
I know the movie was free. Maybe that's why the family behind us didn't feel the need to parent. They had 5 kids. I'm sure they are exhausted. But that doesn't mean they have a free pass to do nothing.
Here's what MY family had to endure because they didn't want to parent:
--our seats being pushed. The kids kept pressing their feet against the backs of our seats.
--kids kept walking back and forth in their row. Their hands would graze our heads as they did this.
--questions being asked over and over and OVER again. "Why are they having a bad day? What's that man doing? What happened to the van? Can we eat markers?"
-- Constant screeching from the infant. Why a parent didn't get the crap up and remove it after the fifth time is beyond me.
I had enough at one point and turned around and went, "SHHHH!" when the baby screeched for the 100th time.
The parent had the nerve to glare at ME. I mean ????
But finally, she got up with a huff and removed the angry child.
When the child behind me pressed his feet against my seat for the 500th time, I went, "Please don't do that."
Again, I was glared at.
But look. The kid was disturbing Tommy too, because he kept getting up. He'd push against Tommy's seat.
And the screeching infant?
Made Tommy wince each time, because he has autism and cannot take loud noises. So he wasn't able to fully enjoy the film.
When the movie was over, the people beside us went, "It sure would be nice if parents could keep their kids quiet so others can watch a movie." I wanted to clap. I'm not sure if the family behind us heard. One of the kids dumped out their juice at that moment.
Again. I feel for the family, I do. We've all had rough days. But I would never let my kids carry on like that in a theater. It's just basic consideration. I can understand a few noises here and there in a kid movie. But constant? No. Your kids are NOT ready to see a movie in a theater at that point.
So please! If your kids are noisy and rowdy and can't keep quiet for an hour and a half, do not take them to the movie theater.
It's not fair for the rest of us.