happy monday, everyone!
we had such an amazing weekend here in hawaii (more on that later), but in the midst of recuperating from our fun weekend, dane and I decided to hit up the movie theater on sunday night.
let me just preface this by saying that we typically do not frequent the movies. it’s dirty and overpriced and we just prefer the pausing method of at-home movie viewing for snacks and bathroom breaks.
that being said, fury was on our must-see list. not wanting to hold back, we did it up–popcorn, slurpees and candy. check and check.
so, we’re 25 minutes into our viewing of a bloody war film that would put “band of brothers” to shame and I hear it for the first time. the distinct sound of a baby cry.
HOLD THE DAMN PHONE. someone brought a baby to this movie?!
30 more minutes pass and the baby is now in a full-fledged wail all while a german soldier is now getting his face blown off front and center.
the thought crosses my mind that WHY IN THE ACTUAL HELL WOULD SOMEONE EVER BRING A BABY TO A THEATER?
everyone in the theater is now quite clearly annoyed by what is going down. the wail begins to carry, and the mom carries the baby toward the door, only to stay standing, by the door. at this point, several people have come and gone, making comments and complaining to the staff.
2 hours into the 2.5 hour movie: baby is still losing its mind….and so am I.
multiple people have talked to the parents of this baby and still..the baby cried. the entire time all I could think about was “how selfish can two idiots be? to ruin the experience of an entire movie theater is just plain rude.”
when the movie let out, I couldn’t help myself. I said something to the manager. I didn’t want my money back, I didn’t want to ruin her day. I wanted her to know what was going on in her theater.
her response is about to blow your mind (if you’re like me):
“Well, it’s a baby. Babies cry.”
yep, that’s what she said in response to two morons bringing an infant into an R-rated movie.
not “I’m sorry, I will absolutely say something to the ticket agents–that’s absurd.”
not “I’m sorry you had that experience.”
So I ask all of you — how would you have reacted in this situation?