August 10, 2009 by admncc
Over the years, I’m happy to say that some of my complaints have helped pave the way for change. For example, Countrywide Home Loans completely changed their pay-by-phone format after I brought a (consumer biased) system error to their attention. And dry cleaners in the State of Ohio must now use alternative methods to mark your clothing – they are no longer allowed to write your telephone number on the inside of your shirts or pants.
And sometimes, like in the below-situation, I am involved, but not directly…
One of the most popular posts I’ve ever published was “Date Night Disaster.” It was from February 2, 2009. And it was one that I immediately knew was going to be fun. To date, it is second in all time views, only behind “Are You Married or What?” And back at the time, Cleveland.com even linked to and commented on it.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen the original post, it involves my wife and me witnessing a domestic disturbance in our row at the movies. The male and female (who were not there together) were fighting because she was sitting next to him and texting during the movie. She did not heed his warnings to stop – he subsequently grabbed her phone (and her), threw her phone on the ground and stomped on it. I got involved because I was closest to the door, notified a manager and missed nearly the entire movie giving a statement to the police.
I have two updates to report. First, the male was ultimately not charged. Second, upon going to the movies on Friday, the below-sign is now posted all over the place at our movie theatre.
I love it! “It only takes one call to ruin a movie.” Thank you, Sprint.
I asked a manager and he told me the signs were made due to an “incident” that occurred – could it have been my January 31st incident? I’m thinking…YES.
Please stop texting, put your phone away and watch the movie you paid for…