I just love when the theaters offer free movies in the summertime. It's so great to have something for the kids to do that gets them out of the house and also out of the heat! Today was the first time I took the kids to the free movie this summer. Reason being, we didn't find out about it until last week.
So the choice this week was The Bee Movie or Arctic Tale (a movie narrated by Queen Latifa about a polar bear and a walrus surviving in the arctic). The kids chose the Arctic movie. We had never see it, or heard of it, but we all enjoyed it! It was funny and sad and cute and informative. I'm glad we saw it.
As you can imagine, everyone loves a free movie! So there was a large crowd there. Almost every seat was taken, but there were still a few in and around the crowds. About 30 minutes into the movie, long after the late stragglers arrived, one lady came in with her daughter and plopped herself right down in front where there were two big empty seats. "Oh, what's that? These seats are taken? Never mind you silly children. I'm sitting right here."
The children all around her told her that their sisters were sitting there, but they were in the bathroom.
Annoying Lady ignores children.
The mother of the missing children comes over to her, and they are front and center. We can't help be notice..."Excuse me, my children are sitting there. They are in the bathroom. You need to find another seat."
Annoying Lady ignores mother.
The mother is getting louder now, and well she should. "Hey Lady! These are MY CHILDREN'S seats! They are taken. Find another!"
Annoying Lady continues to ignore persistent mother by firmly adjusting her large behind in the seat and even reclining it a bit.
The people all around them now join in the discussion, since it is hard to ignore and very very loud..."Hey Lady...MOVE! She said her kids are sitting there" and "Come on! Stop acting like a JERK and move!"
Annoying Lady ignores everyone. This continues for another minute.
Since the mother can't leave the rest of her children, and since she has tried everything except physical force (which I was totally ready for, and a little disappointed I didn't get to see any), another lady left the theater in search of a manager.
Annoying Lady was not phased in the slightest, and continued ignoring everyone and continued sitting in her stolen seats.
Bathroom break is over and missing children come back. No seats for you! Kids stand awkwardly by mom as they glare at annoying Lady, who seems ignorant of everything but the polar bear scavenging for food on the big screen.
The Lady came back into the theater with the manager, (who thankfully wasn't a 16 year old kid, or I'm afraid the kid would have gotten beat up by Annoying Lady) and he didn't even have to take one step towards Annoying Lady before she jumped up, grabbed her kid by the arm, and plopped herself into another empty chair closer to the front of the theater.
So I got a show within a show! Am I terrible to have wanted a fight? I hope there's an even better show next week!