When a Cell Phone Rings

I am now going to share with you a very traumatic experience I had at the movies in September 2004.

My former best friend and I decided to go to the movies on this very fateful day. (It was also traumatic because we saw Vanity Fair, that really crappy movie starring Reese Witherspoon, but that’s a different issue.)

The previews started and when the previews begin, I stop talking. And from that point on, if you talk to me, I will hit you.

Then it happened. Within the first 15 minutes of the movie, my friend’s cell phone rang. It’s not like it was one of those annoying, almost deafening ring tones. No, it just vibrated.

She then got courageous. Knowing very well that I was glaring at her, she ANSWERED her phone. Not before she handed me her jumbo bucket of popcorn to hold so she could execute the crime more easily.

In quite possibly the loudest voice a person can speak in, she told her caller, that she was in a movie and that she would call him back. In only 15 seconds she ruined a movie for me. (As it would turn out, Vanity Fair, was a completely mind numbing, practically nauseating movie to sit through… again that’s another issue.)

By this time I am only slightly furious. But then she had the nerve to ask me what she had missed while she was on the phone. So while handing her back the jumbo bucket of popcorn, I “accidentally” spilled it on her lap.

Needless to say, we are no longer friends.

So there it is, my very traumatic movie experience.

But what to do if you don’t know the yakker? Read this and learn.

That is all for now. Have a good weekend and turn off your cell phone at the movies.

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2 thoughts on “When a Cell Phone Rings”

  1. I’m with you. You plop your $15 bucks down to buy a ticket and refreshments and all I can say is that you HOPE you get your money’s worth. If the movie is bad (of which there is a good possibility), you lose. Therefore, you don’t need any other distractions.

  2. I hate it when phones ring inthe movies and the owners carry on a long and loud convo.There oughta be a law against it

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