'First the tennis, now the cinema - are the rude folk following me?'
Twice in one week! Following my rant about the lack of etiquette at the tennis, I wanted to tell you about my unpleasant experience at the movies on Monday.
Just as the movie was about to start, the mobile phone of a guy sat two seats away rang. He proceeded to confirm an airline booking and gave the caller his credit card number along with the security code etc. He finished the call just as the movie started but then he started complaining to his wife about a rude operator on the phone and her inability to listen!
I had no choice but to ask the gentleman to consider the others in the cinema. He apologised and said he would move to the back of the theatre to continue his conversation! Eh? I suggested that he maybe continue the conversation at the end of the movie. He told me that maybe I should find another seat where I would be unable to eavesdrop. His wife asked him to be quiet so he proceeded to tear a strip off her.
All went quiet for about 30 minutes then his phone went off again. To our delight he headed for the exit and out of my life forever… wrong! He returned 20 minutes later with a huge bucket of popcorn and the dreaded nachos. The noise was unbelievable, he was munching at such a pace I’m sure he must have chewed his hand at the same time.
Then the mobile went off again - he told the caller to call back as he was eating. My movie evening was ruined and again I ask the question: Why do these people bother?
Not amused, Dubai