And Did You Hear the One About…?

…the Seattle man who allegedly punched a ten-year-old for being too noisy in the movie theater?   I have to admit, I’ve been sorely tempted to tell off giggling, talking, texting, romping young people in the theater…but surely there are other ways to redress such a relatively trivial grievance?

For instance:  After making one civil request of the offending party, if they do not comply, what about informing theater personnel?  Or simply moving to other seats?

I realize that these things are inconvenient (hmm, there’s that word again), but the fracas that resulted in Yong Hyun Kim spending a night in jail was a bit more costly than the price of his movie ticket, even if you add a tub of buttered popcorn and a large soda.

Mr. Kim and the nurse from JTR’s post yesterday have something in common, it seems:  their inability to apply the Golden Rule.  Remember this one, boys and girls?

Treat people the same way you want them to treat you.”

golden rule

It has a familiar ring to it, doesn’t it?  A bit likeLove your enemies,  and “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Hmm…where have I heard those phrases before?  (**Hint: click on the links.)

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4 responses to “And Did You Hear the One About…?

  1. Soooo, you’re saying that I SHOULDN’T slap up the giggling, ill-behaved teenagers behind me in the theatre?

    Well, there go MY plans for the weekend. 😉

  2. I so rarely go to the theater. Rude, loud people who seem to be ther efor just about any reason other than to actually watch the movie are one reason. But the biggest reason is because 95% of what comes out of Hollywood is pure, unadulterated claptrap that’s not worth the price of a rental, never mind $10 a ticket or whatever they’re charging now.

    Yes, I am an old curmudgeon. At least about some things.

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