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Hubby and I went to a movie while we were away last weekend… Wanted with Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and that young guy that I recognize but whose name I don’t know.  (Yeah, I could go find it but that’s not the point of this post, is it?)

Folks, a couple of common sense tips for the theater …

1.  If your foot or knee or whatever (hey, some people do weird things in the theater) touches the seat in front of you, no matter how lightly, that bump, no matter how small, is going to register with the person in front of you. 

If I can figure this out, you should be able to too. 

If you do this more than once, it is likely to irk the person in front of you.  If you do this once every couple of minutes through the entire movie, you should probably know that you are just plain ignorant and must recognize how oblivious you are to anything outside of your shallow little bubble.  Shield your face with your huge popcorn bucket because if it’s me, I’m going to say something really embarassing just as the movie goes quiet. 

2.  Everyone has their preference on where they want to sit.  I like anywhere from the middle of the theater to the back… I don’t dig sitting too close.  If you like the aisle seat, okay.  I really am fine with stepping over you for those bathroom or candy emergencies… I know they’re going more and more out of style but I do know how to use the words “excuse me”. 

But if the aisle is your choice, deal with it.  You really have no right to give me an exasperated sigh when I need to get by you.  Especially if you are someone of, um… substantial girth who doesn’t move and forces me to climb over you.  You leaning your knees two inches to the left really doesn’t help me.  What about this situation is my fault?  Just deal with your choice, stand up in your chair, and lean as far back as you can so I don’t accidentally brush something on my way by.  Because that’s not going to be pretty for either of us. 

Oh, the movie?  Lesser of the available evils at the time but I ended up enjoying it.  That Angelina Jolie is smokin’ but even Hubby notes that she gets less sexy the skinnier she gets.  Too bad for her that being all eyes and lips just isn’t the in look this season. 

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