I’m no fan of frivolous lawsuits and while a recent one filed by Brandon Vezmar of Austin, Texas seeking damages of $17.31 seems to fit that description, I fully support his quest for justice.
Vezmar, 37, took a first date to a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Things went bad when his date allegedly texted 10 to 20 times in a fifteen minute span while the film was playing.
He asked her to stop but she refused. He told her to text outside so she left and didn’t return leaving Vezmar stranded since they arrived at the theatre in her car, prompting Vezmar to say:
“It was kind of a first date from hell. This [texting during a movie] is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
Even the movie’s director, James Gunn, weighed-in saying the woman deserves jail time.
The unidentified woman claims it involved a very important matter and that her texting “wasn’t bothering anybody... I’m not a bad woman.”
She may not be evil bad but she’s certainly rude, selfish, ignorant and entitled and was likely bothering the entire audience with her phone’s ambient light.
This kind of behaviour has caused a boom in home theatres. The multiplex can be downright stressful for those who actually care about watching a movie.
Unless you’re a surgeon on call, turn off the phone and keep your mouth shut!
As for Vezmar, he settled his case out of court, which is a pity. In my book he deserved punitive damages for what he endured and his date deserved worldwide public shaming.