Odds are pretty good the next time you go to see a movie in the theater that there will be at least one person sitting in the theater near you who does not understand the proper etiquette when it comes to cell phone use.
Despite that message shown before every film, there will surely be one person who will have his or her cell phone ring or receive an alert which will lead to said person texting back in the middle of the movie. We all hate those people (and if you are one of those people, then smarten up and don’t be that person) and probably want to kick them out of the theater and be reimbursed by them for our movie tickets. But imagine if that person who has a ridiculous obsession with their phone during a movie was your date.
Brandon Vezmar of Austin, Texas is taking a woman to court and seeking reimbursement of $17.31 to cover the cost of a 3D movie ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Vezmar claimed the unidentified woman used her phone between 10-20 times in the span of 15 minutes to read and send text messages. This was the first date for the two online daters, and we can probably assume there will not be a second date after this.
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” Vezmar said, according to The Austin American-Statesman. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
The woman defending herself didn’t see what was wrong with her rude texting habits.
“I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody,” she said. “It wasn’t like constant texting.”
Personally, I’m in favor of Vezmar’s lawsuit here. Somebody needs to make an example of these movie theater texters once and for all. For starters, just because your phone is set on low doesn’t mean anything. You are bothering people, it’s just that most of those people are not suing you over it.
As the story goes on, it showed Vezmar has stopped at nothing to be repaid before getting to the lawsuit stage. Vezmar allegedly asked the woman to repay him for the ticket, but she refused since he was taking her out on a date. The man then allegedly contacted the woman’s younger sister in search of repayment. That’s where things start to get a little creepy. But as for the lawsuit, we are all Vezmar on this one.
[The American-Statesman/Photo: Getty Images]