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19-07-2017, 06:42 PM
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would you speak up

If your in a theatre or cinema or listening to a talk and the people behind you are talking and chatting to each other would you ask them to be quiet or would you just struggle through .

My friend S gets really irritated when this happens and will at first say shhhh , if it carries on she turns and loudly says will you be quiet . I'm learning from her , I was in the theatre recently and a group of women loudly talking behind me spoiling the show , I turned twice staring at them at first , they carried on and eventually I said please be quiet, stop talking . It worked for a while and they did quieten down but it did make me feel awkward .

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19-07-2017, 06:50 PM
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I think I would. If they don't want to see the performance they can leave the building to carry on their conversation.
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19-07-2017, 06:55 PM
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That takes me back years, there was this guy in front of me smoking a huge cigar. I blew it back,he rubs his neck repeat .Eventually he says something-I smile and hum `puff the magic dragon`
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19-07-2017, 06:59 PM
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I wouldn't nowadays, no. I don't want a knife or a fist in my face. Some years ago at Ypres, during the ceremony, some cretin behind me was chatting on his phone. I turned round and scowled and said "SSSH!" very firmly to him - and he did. I've never had the guts to intervene any other time though, but I was incensed.
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19-07-2017, 07:02 PM
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Re: would you speak up

Originally Posted by susan m ->
If your in a theatre or cinema or listening to a talk and the people behind you are talking and chatting to each other would you ask them to be quiet or would you just struggle through .

Would you speak up
Yes .....

With age, I have turned into Victor Meldrew .....
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19-07-2017, 07:06 PM
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I think I would, a polite request to be quiet as you can't hear what you came to see, would only upset an idiot.
If it was an idiot I would make sure I let the theatre know about the problem, you didn't pay for a ticket to listen to the audience chatting!
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19-07-2017, 07:30 PM
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Would, for sure.......the ignorant and inconsiderate need educating.

I can be quite tolerant and non-confrontational for a short while....rudeness shortens this considerably.
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19-07-2017, 07:40 PM
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Yes I would, politely of course. As Twink said, you didn't pay for a ticket to listen to someone behind you chattering.
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19-07-2017, 08:27 PM
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It would depend on who Im speaking to and where,its sometimes dangerous these days to say anything.But I have made signs to people on phones ,putting my fingers to my lips ,shaking my head at them. On a train on Saturday a woman was talking loudly on her phone for a long time, people kept looking at her and moving away,so I managed to catch her eye,shook my head and put my fingers to my lips mouthing shhh, she nodded and put her phone away
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19-07-2017, 08:30 PM
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Yes, I would and have in the theatre.
 
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