I hate feeling vulnerable but that’s exactly how I felt earlier. It really pissed me off.
I went to the cinema with my Mum. It wasn’t anything hugely special, we just went to see Grown Ups to have a nice afternoon out together. The film itself was ok, ideal afternoon fodder really. The annoyance were the people in front of us.
It was a fairly quiet cinema what with it being a Monday afternoon. When we first got there, there was only one middle aged man sitting a few rows in front of us. As time went on, a few more people came in. Still, fine. Then as the last trailer came on, 3 male teenagers appeared and sat in front of us and behind the middle aged man from earlier. No big deal, except that they decided to talk loudly. They talked loudly for the entire film.
As you can imagine this was extremely annoying. I wanted to go complain to someone in the cinema. My Mum pointed out it wasn’t worth the possible hassle. She was worried of retaliation after the film had ended as we had to walk in the dark back to a very quiet car park. So I didn’t.
In the end, we moved nearer to the screen just to get away from them. They kept talking but at least it wasn’t as loud.
It’s depressing however that we did nothing, essentially because we were scared. They probably wouldn’t have done or said anything after but was it worth the risk? It appears not.
Bloody annoying though. I spend too much of my time not saying things that I’d like to say. Yet another example it seems!