Jennifer D. Wade Journal

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Pick a Seat (but not that one)

So, I went to the movies this afternoon. It doesn't matter what movie I saw because it's not really relevant to the story. What does matter is that there were, I think, seven other people in the theater with me. What also matters is that, because there were only a few people in the theater, there were many, many empty seats in many, many empty rows.

The few people who were in the theater arrived in the following approximate order: me, two guys, a woman, a young couple, and a woman with an older man.

I staked out my seat in the center of the second row from the back so there were proabably seven or eight seats on either side of me. When the two guys came in, they sat just left of center about four or five rows in front of me. The woman went all the way to the back row and sat a few seats to my right. The young couple sat in the row in front of me, a couple seats to my left. Then the movie started.

The woman and older man showed up about five minutes into the movie. Now, where do you think they chose to sit? That's right. They decided to sit in my aisle. Not only that, but they decided against sitting in one of the seven or eight empty seats to my right. Instead, they decided to sit to my left, which meant that I had to change my position to let them pass in front of me. And then, they left only one seat between me and the old guy, who turned out to be a loud breather, so I had to listen to him essentially snore his way through the rest of the movie.

I suppose I should be glad he didn't have popcorn. That could have been a deal-breaker.

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