Shades of Grey: Movie Time

The Grey Area News reporter
The Grey Area News reporter

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 decide to take your family out to see a PG-13 movie at your local theatre. You have your 11-year-old and teenager with you. After grabbing your popcorn and drinks, you settle in with your children just as the previews are beginning.

A few minutes later, you feel someone tapping on your shoulder, and turn to see a stranger — presumable another patron there to see the movie. This man tells you in no uncertain terms that your child is too young to see the movie. He also makes comments about your parenting abilities. Then he gives you a dirty look, walks away, and sits down a few rows away.

Do you think that you would find it easy to ignore him and just enjoy the movie with your family? Having someone criticize you in this way, do you think you would take it personally? Or could you let it go, confident in your judgement and family choices? Do you feel this man’s behavior should be reported to the theatre manager?

Alternatively, what if your spouse was with you, became embarrassed, and wanted to leave? Do you think that would change your actions?

 

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