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AIBU to get annoyed at friends behaviour in the cinema.

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couchparsnip Thu 28-May-15 08:48:21

She thinks its no big deal but I think its rude. Just recently I invited a friend and her DD6 and DS8 to come to the cinema with me and my 2 DC of similar ages. She was late because of buses so we couldnt all sit together. Our DSs (8 and 9) sat together and she was a row in front of them. I sat with my DD5 on my lap and her DD next to us. I was fine with that but she then started to take the piss. She proceeded to read on her kindle throughout the first half of the film which I think is really rude. Meanwhile her DS was chatting and not watching the film so my DS had to keep shushing him and she could hear but did nothing. He eventually did shut up and start watching. Then half way through her DS gets bored (because he hasnt been following the plot!) and asks to leave. She says OK and leaves me with her DD and my DS is now on his own. I gestured to him and he was OK so I left him to enjoy the film in peace. She still hadnt left by then, she stood in the aisle blocking several people's view waiting for her DS to get hus stuff together. They complained to her and she gave them a mouthful. Then after another half hour her DD wants leave and I say no because we are watchkng the film. She sulks but manages not to spoil it for me and my DD. AIBU or were they just having a bad day!

AlpacaMyBags Thu 28-May-15 08:50:56

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LadyCuntingtonThe3rd Thu 28-May-15 08:52:25

YANBU. She was rude to you and other people in the cinema. I wouldn't invite her to see a movie again.

RackofPeas Thu 28-May-15 08:53:25

Given how expensive a cinema ticket is nowadays...
It sounds like she wasn't interested in the film. So why did she even bother going? Why disturb the enjoyment of others around you who've paid to see a film? Very selfish behaviour. Yanbu.

MamaLazarou Thu 28-May-15 08:54:54

YANBU. Sounds like she has never been to a cinema before!

QueenBean Thu 28-May-15 08:55:02

Totally selfish

Particularly the bit about getting her kindle out - the light on that would've disturbed everyone

What an idiot

Feminine Thu 28-May-15 08:55:07

I don't think your friend understands quite how the cinema works!

AuntyMag10 Thu 28-May-15 08:58:36

Yanbu, selfish twat. The kindle thing and allowing her ds to chatter on would have pisses me off. Don't invite her on days out as she clearly can't be bothered to respect those around her.

angelos02 Thu 28-May-15 09:18:11

Does she have some sort of behavioural condition as that is well beyond selfish?

ollieplimsoles Thu 28-May-15 09:23:47

What a waste of cinema tickets! Those things are not cheap now confused

If she didn't want to come to the cinema, she could have turned down your invite and saved a lot of money and hassle!

tinyboxtim Thu 28-May-15 09:24:36


I have been known to physically move away from members of my party when they have annoyed me during a film.

Floggingmolly Thu 28-May-15 09:27:40

She gave them a mouthful?? How delightful she sounds... hmm. I'd be embarrassed to be seen in public with anyone gobbing off like that.

YouTheCat Thu 28-May-15 09:37:14

I couldn't be friends with someone like that.

couchparsnip Thu 28-May-15 09:55:00

She is quite reasonable normally so I was really surprised. The thing that really grates is that if we hadnt waited for them and just gone in we would have had a much better time.

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Thu 28-May-15 10:26:34

YANBU. It's behaviour like hers and her DSs that is the main reason I hate the cinema and never go.

angelos02 Thu 28-May-15 10:47:33

She is the exact type of person that has resulted in me never going to the cinema now. I can't put into words how much I hate that type of 'person'.

worridmum Thu 28-May-15 11:46:14

I dont know why she wasnt asked to leave in the cinema my DSD works she would of been asked to put the kindle away (if its the one with the light) if she was rude to the member of staff at that point she would be asked to leave

If she got a second complant e.g getting kindle / moble phone out again she would be asked to leave no agruements / thrid chances etc and if needed sercuity would escort them out (but sadly its not one of the large chain ones as that is the sort of thing you need to do to protect everyone else enjoyment of films) and is possibly why its nearly always full

chaletdays Thu 28-May-15 12:58:59

She sounds rude, ignorant and selfish. Why would you want to be friends with someone like that?

ItsTricky Thu 28-May-15 15:07:38

She sounds like a nightmare! Even in kids showings there's no excuse for messing around causing annoyance to other paying customers, and reading a kindle is very rude. Just go on your own with your kids next time.

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Thu 28-May-15 15:17:12

DVDs were invented for people like your friend

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