I imagine there will be conflicting thoughts and opinions on this news story. But really you can’t make up these things.
Suing, in my humble opinion, is not the answer. I am sure this guy is trying to make a point and feels he has been wronged. He met her on a dating site, so let’s assume they do not know each other well. Maybe a movie isn’t your best choice then, and having dinner or drinks would have been better. Though, he may have sued her for more money if she did it during a nice dinner. And then add in the wine. He could make a killing!
Clearly, they are not on the same page. Now, being the first date, she would not know that texting in a movie theater is a major pet peeve of this guy. Unless, of course, he did mention it before they actually met. And he, of course, would not really know her habits, annoying or otherwise. But, as a woman in her mid thirties, you have got to know that is a very annoying thing to do in a theater. It is one of my pet peeves too in case you missed this point.
I do think this guy needs to bite the bullet and realize his loss. Everyone has bad dates at some point. I think it is quite tacky to ask your date for the money back after they both realized it was not going to be a good night.
But I do agree with the annoyance of texting in a movie theater. Excuse yourself, text your friend who is crying on the phone to you, that you are on a date, at a movie, and you will respond later. Also, if your date asks you to stop because he is telling you it is a pet peeve of his, and makes him upset, then stop.
One news source said the guy stated she texted 20 times. The woman says it was 3.
Who know who is correct in their numbers. To him it could have seemed like 20 times and in her head, it was just a few. Either way, don’t do it. It is annoying to your date and everyone around you.
All I could think of was the story of the guy and his wife in a movie theater who was texting home to say goodnight to his 3-year-old daughter, and someone shot and killed him in the theater after arguing about it. And that was only during the previews, I believe. Crazy. No, you don’t know how people will react. I wish that guy and his wife had just moved their seats to watch the movie, but they didn’t. Nor did the guy with the gun. Instead, it built up and escalated. Why did he have a gun in a theater? That is for another discussion.
Well that is ending on a depressing note.
Really, the bottom line is, I don’t like rude people either. But they are everywhere and date or otherwise, it will happen. Move on. There will be others, some rude, some not. Can’t sue every one of them, can we?