Shades of Grey: Movie Manners

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

What Do You Think? Submitted for Your Consideration & Conversation

You and a bunch of friends go out to see a movie one Saturday night. The theatre is busy, and your group makes its way through the ticket line, grab snacks and popcorn, and get into your movie’s screening room just as the lights go down.

Peering around in the dark, you can see the room is crowded. As you quietly discuss how to break up the group into available seats, one of the other movie-goers begins yelling at you and your friends. He is screaming that you guys need to “shut up!” and appears more angry than you would expect someone to be in the situation.

Would you consider the man’s behavior way out of line? Or do you expect that kind of thing in crowds? Because of the big “scene” do you think you’d go and see the theatre Manager before finding seats? Or do you think that your group would stay in the theatre and just find places to sit?

Alternatively, if you all took seats around the theatre, and the man continued to make loud comments to your friends seated closest to him, would you be more likely to take action to have him removed?

 

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