Man sues his date for texting during a movie
by Alan Friedman / May 17, 2017, 2:22 AM
We've all been angered at the movies by the guy or gal who is so selfish that he/she starts calling someone or texting while the movie is playing. There are so many ways how that can be annoying. First, there is the light from the screen, not to mention both sides of the conversation that can be heard. And the clacking of the keyboard created by texting can be a huge distraction to movie goers. That is why Theater Mode on the Apple Watch is so useful. It keeps the screen dark until you tap a button or press on the screen. The raise-to-wake feature is disabled, and sound is muted. Hopefully, this feature will eventually be available for the iPhone and iPad.
Sometimes, things go too far. Take 37-year old Brandon Vezmar, who lives in Austin. For his first date with a 35-year old woman on May 6th, he took her to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. To his dismay, 15-minutes after the film started, Vezmar's date started texting on her handset. Did we tell you that this is one of his pet peeves? Not only was this their first date, both had never met each other before since they had met using an online dating app.
According to Brandon, his date activated her phone 10 to 20 times in a 15-minute period to send and receive texts. He asked her to stop, but she wouldn't listen. Finally, he suggested that she go outside of the theater to text, and she obliged. But after she left the theater, she never returned. Since he was driven to the theater by his date, Vezmar was left stranded.
What would you do? Most of us would probably forget about it and move on. But not Brandon Vezmar. Calling the incident "kind of a first date from hell," he filed a lawsuit against his date for the cost of the ticket, $17.31. The woman responded to Vezmar's claims by stating that she had texted only two or three times, and it was to a girlfriend who was in the middle of a fight with her boyfriend. "I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody," she said,
The suit was filed after Brandon asked the woman to reimburse him for the price of the theater ticket. But she said that he was in the middle of taking her out on a date, so she refused. She also filed for protection for her little sister, whom Brandon contacted by phone seeking the return of the $17.31.
Vezmar's complaint states that the texting was in violation of the theater's policy. According to the suit, the defendant affected the "viewing experience" of Vezmar and various patrons of the movie theater who could not enjoy the show.
The filing adds that "While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society."
source: Statesman via CNET
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WTF did I just read? The world is bizarre.
posted on May 17, 2017, 2:44 AM 11
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If that wasn't bizarre enough: a British women who stabbed her boyfriend isn't getting any jail time because she was a bright student apparently. imagine what would happen to the man if the gender was reversed
posted on May 17, 2017, 11:20 AM 0
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This world is bizarre is the right sentence. I know he is angry that the woman is ungraceful but as a guy he need to learn to let it go. I personally also dislike the dating game but just remember its a number game and the rule of average would prevail. That someone would eventually appear.
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:55 PM 0
It is annoying to see those screens lit up. I always put my phone on silent and my Android watch on theater mode before I enter the cinema.
posted on May 17, 2017, 2:56 AM 2
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So Android has theatre mode but PA only acknowledged Apple's watch and hoping it's introduced to iPhone and iPad. These guys really sucks
posted on May 17, 2017, 3:49 AM 4
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With this attitude he's going to be single a long time. She just wasn't worth it. Take it as a loss en move on....
posted on May 17, 2017, 3:48 AM 2
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Did anyone notice the paid for by Apple advertisement in the beginning of the article? PA is pathetic....
posted on May 17, 2017, 7:07 AM 6
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"I wasn't bothering anybody" She could put her phone away for 90 minutes. The world won't end because she wasn't immediately responding to texts. That dude dodged a bullet. He's an idiot for bringing up the lawsuit, though. I can see why they are both single. Forever alone for both of them.
posted on May 17, 2017, 7:47 AM 0
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Both of them are douchebags. He should have pretended not to know her by just getting up and leaving the theatre, and then waited by her car for her. She's obviously full of low standards with no respect for others around her...like seriously...why go to watch a movie if you're just gonna play on your iPhone?!?
posted on May 17, 2017, 7:56 AM 0
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a lawsuit over a movie ticket?? take the "L" and move on!! My first thought is........Was she interested in the movie?? Because it seemed like she didnt want to see it in the first place lol Take the "L" Brandon
posted on May 17, 2017, 8:27 AM 0
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Anyone ever watched the movie Idiocracy? It's really looking like a prophecy being fulfilled today in America...
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:16 AM 0
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It seems as though President Mango's idiocy has been rubbing off on more people of late. Don't worry thought... he'll hang himself soon enough. Then people will go back to being stupid, but quiet... as it should be.
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:21 AM 1
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I understand where he's coming from about the phone during the movie, I toss popcorn at anyone whose phone screen lights up in front of me. It's distracting and unneeded. And he paid $17 for a ticket? damn that must have been an iMax 3D movie, even the AMCs near me aren't that pricey. The only part I disagree with is the lawsuit seeing as it's going to cost more in legal fees than he will be compensated, and it's a waste of Tax payer dollars if it leads to court appearances
posted on May 17, 2017, 9:24 AM 0
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