Gayle's Date: ‘People Talking Through A Movie Is a Pet Peeve Of Mine, So I Finally Lost It’

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Gayle's story

So I was 18, single and wanting to meet new people.

I was asked on a date by a lad, who I considered pretty hot and was really excited about it – we went back and forth on where to go and what to do, the usual first date malarkey, before eventually deciding to do your typical cinema and food.

There was nothing great in the cinema, so we went to see Paranormal Activity 2 – we took our seats off to the side in the centre (not the sneaky back row).

There weren't many people in the cinema so there was plenty of seats, but these two lads sat behind us as the film started. About 20 minutes into the film, these two boys were having a full-on conversation.

Now I wasn't eavesdropping, but there was constant chatter, and people talking through a movie is a pet peeve of mine, so I finally lost it.

I turned around and went "Will you shut the FUCK up!"

The lads seemed in shock but one of them apologised profusely – they didn't make a peep afterwards, and the guy I was on a date with grabbed my hand, as if to say 'good job'.

The film finished and the lights went up, the lads who were sitting behind us got up to leave. But when we turned around to have a good look at the chatterboxes, one of the lads had a white cane...

Seems like they came to the cinema to watch a film but one of them was blind or hard of sight… and the other lad was describing what was on the screen to his friend.

My date let go of my hand. And I never saw him again.

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Aidan Coughlan

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