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Cinema is empty. What sit next to me!

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Whathappendexactly Thu 10-Nov-16 16:38:10

Killing time between hospital visiting times so have come to cinema. It's empty. I mean 5 people in a massive screen. 2 of them have just seated themselves right next to me.

I bet when I get back to the almost empty car park fekker will have parked right next to me. .

Aibu to ask WHY????????shock

Whathappendexactly Thu 10-Nov-16 16:38:35

Why sit next to me???? Obviously.

abbsismyhero Thu 10-Nov-16 16:39:41

You smell nice? Or maybe they want to steal from you?

8DaysAWeek Thu 10-Nov-16 16:41:03

Hate this. Same on public transport. Empty bus and you sit next to me!?

Snowflakes1122 Thu 10-Nov-16 16:41:04

Move. I would.

Hate it when people done and sit right next to you on nearest tables in quiet coffee shops/restaurants too.

Snowflakes1122 Thu 10-Nov-16 16:41:23

Come not done!

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Thu 10-Nov-16 16:41:36

Have seen a few threads on MN before, apparently it's some sort of Neanderthal type instinct to find protection in numbers. Crackers I know. I'd just move, stuff what they think - you're not going to see them again...until you get to the car park like you said grin

Out2pasture Thu 10-Nov-16 16:44:13

Only weird people do this; robbers sexual predators and such. Move away!

MysticTwat Thu 10-Nov-16 16:44:52


I hate this too, i'd just get up and move.

Some people are indeed sheep.

OvO Thu 10-Nov-16 16:51:55

When I've had this I always move while making it very obvious what a weirdo I think they are.

All done via the medium of mime as saying something might start an arguement. blush

NewlySkinnyMe Thu 10-Nov-16 16:53:51

Did you sit in the best seat? Perhaps they want the best row x

ShatnersBassoon Thu 10-Nov-16 16:55:58

I think you might have just met another MNer and her husband. Avert your gaze.

amicissimma Thu 10-Nov-16 16:56:34

I was once the only person in a large cinema. A guy came in and sat down right in front of me. Why? Just why?

Of course, I moved, and I may have allowed myself just a little huff. He looked round and asked if he had blocked my view! (I'm proud to say that I repressed a deluge of sarcasm and just said 'yes'.)

BigbyWolf Thu 10-Nov-16 16:58:59

Someone did this to me the other day. About 15 other seats in the room, all empty. I was sat on the end of a row. 2 people come in and sit NEXT TO ME! I hate it when people do that!

You have my sympathy OP. Bloody annoying weirdos.

Enjoy the film!

SapphireStrange Thu 10-Nov-16 17:00:00

Grab your coat, you've pulled.

Maybe you were sitting in the best area, the one everyone wants to sit in?

It is weird though I grant you.

DontOpenDeadInside Thu 10-Nov-16 17:04:12

This happened to me ages ago. Went in, sat down loads of seats free and this smelly guy sits right next to me. The cinema is a once a year treat for me and it thoroughly ruined the film. Wish I'd had the guts to move.

Sparlklesilverglitter Thu 10-Nov-16 17:04:24

Because people are sheep

EverySongbirdSays Thu 10-Nov-16 17:05:16

Why do people do this ????

Has happened to me and the DM both together and separately.

DM had taken a child to a film recently, they were the only ones in a 100 seater screen. Random man came and sat by them. Only 3 there. Weird as fuck.

DM complained.

Years ago in an old shitty cinema, DM and I were the only ones in there. Couple came and sat in front. Man taller than me.

Stopyourhavering Thu 10-Nov-16 17:13:33

Did you read the thread last week about couple in cinema who (ahem) were very pleased to see each other - hope it's not them!wink

IreallyKNOWiamright Thu 10-Nov-16 17:20:28

I always get annoyed when I sit in a cafe full of empty tables and chairs. Some sod comes along and sits on the table next to us. I'm like give me space lol.

ScarletOverkill Thu 10-Nov-16 17:21:32

Were you assigned a specific seat?
Maybe they were just sitting in the seat numbers on their tickets.
Don't get me started on cockwombles who sit in front of children so they then have to try to swap with an adult to see the screen!

MitzyLefrouf Thu 10-Nov-16 17:24:23

I think it's a total invasion of personal space when a stranger chooses to sit next to you when there's a huge choice of seats. I remember being the only person on a bus and a creepy as fuck dude decided to sit down beside me.
Why would you do that? So I huffed and tutted and got up and moved.

Bluntness100 Thu 10-Nov-16 17:28:29

Yes, I've noticed this, my understanding is it's because humans are basically herding animals, they feel comfortable when in a heard.

And yes, it drives me friggen nuts too. When I book cinema seats I always try to find the out of the way ones on their own where I will find no one next to us.

MadameSilva Thu 10-Nov-16 17:30:33

Similar. I caught a bus home after working late. It was 10pmish. I was about 17. Bus had 3 other passengers on. I sat down. Next stop a guy got on and sat next to me despite a multitude of empty seats. Creeped me out.

Mumzypopz Thu 10-Nov-16 17:47:12

Maybe they feel they have to sit in exact seats they have purchased tickets for in case they get told off....

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