Get a room

(27 Posts)
Woodyblueeyes Mon 08-Aug-16 03:17:14

Night out to Edinburgh Festival to see well know comedian. Brill show. Fab time with dh and 16 and 18 year old ds.
Mid fifties couple in front of myself and ds who start to make out. Not talking about a kiss here. His hands were way down inside back of jeans and if not there were resting inside top of bra strap. Up her top resting on back bra strap. This couple were constantly touching each other during show. There were tongues, constant stroking each other's back. I seriously thought she had wind in the beginning and he was thoughtfully stroking her back.

Had no idea where it was going. Seemed like they wanted to have their own show if you know what I am saying.
Question. Wtf should I have said to them without coming over as prude. My boys thought it was totally gross and funny. My dh just laughed about it. What really got me is the creep kept on looking behind him to seemingly gauge our reaction. Kinda feel a bit grimey tonight. And tbh spoiled the show for me.

DeathStare Mon 08-Aug-16 05:46:37

Wtf should I have said to them without coming over as prude

Nothing. It's none of your business. He was stroking her back not stripping naked and having sex on the floor.

Get a grip.

And why does their age matter?

Rudymentary Mon 08-Aug-16 05:52:21

My boys thought it was totally gross and funny. My dh just laughed about it

I don't understand the problem then tbh
Your DSs are 16&18

WhisperingLoudly Mon 08-Aug-16 05:58:09

"Hands way down in back of jeans" is hardly just "stroking her back" hmm

OP I'd have been pretty revolted and the checking to gauge your reaction is creepy.

Age is relevant: by mid fifties the couple should no better - although I suspect he did and was enjoying getting off on your discomfort. Yuk!

DublinBlowIn Mon 08-Aug-16 05:59:41

rudy it matters because the OP felt creeped out and grimey and it ruined the show for her. Or is that irrelevant because the men were all fine?! hmm FFS!

Rudymentary Mon 08-Aug-16 06:08:36

Nothing to do with men, I felt the objection was because DCs were there.
Surely a grown woman could cope with this.

I admit I'm probably sensitive though as MIL is always calling out 'get a room' to DH and I and we hate it

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:17:23

In their 50s !! People of that age shouldn't be behaving like that.

VashtaNerada Mon 08-Aug-16 06:18:58

Age isn't relevant but behaviour isn't on, particularly if he was looking back at you! shock I'd have spoken to an usher (if there was one).

ProfessorPreciseaBug Mon 08-Aug-16 06:20:54

Why not?

Just asking

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:24:16

Surely people give up sex at that age?

ProfessorPreciseaBug Mon 08-Aug-16 06:28:24

No way...
Now pushing 60 and still at it.... although not as often as when we were married back in 84.

OnionKnight Mon 08-Aug-16 06:31:08

Pearly stop being a goady fucker.

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:31:30

I don't believe it! Surely things stop working past a certain age?

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:33:19

Onion it's called humour.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Mon 08-Aug-16 06:39:19

Shagging is no laughing matter..
Not shagging is serious.

YvaineStormhold Mon 08-Aug-16 06:47:47

I'd have leaned forward when he turned round and said in a vicious stage whisper.

"Pack it in, Casanova. I've paid to watch comedian, not you!"

But I've got a very low tolerance for people bothering me at gigs, etc.

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:49:36

Op why were you leering at other people rather than watching the show?

YvaineStormhold Mon 08-Aug-16 06:52:35

Hard not to for some people, pearly.

I can't concentrate on shows, gigs, etc if people are talking next to me. It just ruins the experience.

So I death stare and they go away grin

I'd have been distracted by these two, and would have had to say something.

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 06:57:39

Talking is one thing, noise is hard to ignore but we can choose where to focus our eyes.
What is someone close is texting, or a kid picking their nose, or a woman breastfeeding, why choose to watch these things rather than the show?

toadgirl Mon 08-Aug-16 07:17:08

They probably have the most boring sex life in the world and need to do this for kicks to liven things up. Feel pity for them.

YvaineStormhold Mon 08-Aug-16 07:17:26

I'd find texting distracting because of the light.

The other two examples I wouldn't even notice.

Thing is, if a couple are making out directly in front of you, unless you're a swinger, that's a pretty unusual position to be in. So that alone would distract me.

The constant movement would be another issue.

Then once the guy had made eye contact a few times I'd be irritated drawn in and unable to concentrate, so I'd have to tell him to pack it in.

Intolerant old bag, that's me wink

NotYoda Mon 08-Aug-16 07:23:18

I'd say, get a room.

NotYoda Mon 08-Aug-16 07:24:28

Yes, over 50's have sex. Just no need for them to do the foreplay bit in public. Or anyone.

pearlylum Mon 08-Aug-16 07:26:41

Yes, over 50's have sex.

Surely not.

AgentProvocateur Mon 08-Aug-16 08:01:22

It's Edinburgh in August. Anything goes.

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