You guessed it! We went to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 this weekend, and it was great. I can only recommend the movie. You’d have to watch the previous 2 movies first though, as the third one refers a lot to them. But that’s not what I want to write about today. Actually, it wasn’t my plan to write about this topic at all, as I had something else in mind for today, but since this is a blog, writing down my thoughts is part of the job.

Don’t we all know them? Those people who can’t behave when going to the cinema, and ruin the experience for everyone else. Yeah, I bet you have met some of them, if not many, because they seem to be at every movie. Here is my list of annoying cinemagoers, where you might recognize some ugly behavior… or maybe not. Lucky you then!

Let me kick your chair for you: This was one of the types I met in an almost empty cinema this weekend. Okay, I get that it can be quite uncomfortable to sit in those chairs after a while, and when repositioning your bum, you might end up with your foot in the seat in front of you. It can happen… once. When it happens twice, you’re just being a jerk. When it happens 3 – 10 times though, you need to seriously consider leaving the movie, and go stretch your legs elsewhere, because this is the time when I’m about to turn around and break your ankle.

Let me make sure you heard what I said: The same guy, who kicked my seat, was also in this category. It’s okay to talk during a movie, if you do it real quiet, and as little as possible. If you want to talk normally, and even repeat everything that is being said and done in the movie, wait for it to come out on DVD, and go be a jerk in your own living room. Seriously, it’s like people talking on the phone on the bus; no one wants to be forced to listen to your boring conversation!

I just need to check Facebook: No you don’t. Keep that phone in your pocket, and don’t touch it until the movie is over. People who start checking their phones should either leave the darn thing in the car, or stay at home where the light from the screen doesn’t bother anyone. What’s up with not being able to just stay off the dead cold thing for 1 – 2 hours? Is it really so important to like the picture of Jessica’s newly done nails? If it is, you should have joined her in the nail salon, instead of going to watch a movie you’re not even watching anyway.

I can’t leave the kids home alone: Yes, you actually can, if you get someone to watch them. I’ll never lose enough brain cells to understand the parents who bring their small kids to a movie that was not meant for their eyes, and then let them talk and cry during the whole film, because they are either bored or scared. If you really want to go watch that new horror movie, but can’t get someone to look after your precious little brat, you just don’t go watch it. It’s as simple as that, and believe me, it’s better for the kid not to go.

Of course, there are a lot more things which can annoy you while wanting to watch a movie, like the 2 meter tall guy who has an afro under the hat, and just HAS to sit in front of you. But these are the ones that irk me the most, because their behavior is just plain rude, and they could actually do something about it if they wanted to.

We all paid for the ticket and just want to have a good time watching a movie, so why do some people always have to ruin the experience for others? I just don’t get it. I’d love to watch more movies on the big screen, but since it’s usually such a pain in the bum, I’d rather just stay at home, and wait for the DVD to come out.

Do you agree with me, or are you strong enough to not let such people bother you? Got something to add? I’d love to know 🙂

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