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    Why is it that people have to talk loudly, have their cell phones ring, and answer and talk on the phone, all during movies in the theatre?

    This persons doing this are usually black. I'm not trying to make a racist comment, but rather to seriously understand if there is some cultural reason/cause for the lack is social awareness and good manners.

    Please, only serious responses. I ask because after seeing this hundreds of times, I wonder is there is something in the community that encourages this behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    Why is it that people have to talk loudly, have their cell phones ring, and answer and talk on the phone, all during movies in the theatre?

    This persons doing this are usually black. I'm not trying to make a racist comment, but rather to seriously understand if there is some cultural reason/cause for the lack is social awareness and good manners.

    Please, only serious responses. I ask because after seeing this hundreds of times, I wonder is there is something in the community that encourages this behavior.
    I would posit that this is merely an extension of the largely back practice of talking and even yelling at the characters in a film.

    Bill Cosby did a routine about this many years ago, questioning why some black people did this and pointing out that it seemed foolish to think that the characters could hear the audience.

    As far as volume in and of itself is concerned, normal conversation levels in black groups tends to be louder than other groups.

    I have no clue as to the root for such norms.
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    Well, taking to the screen if one thing; I was more curious about the cell phone issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    Well, taking to the screen if one thing; I was more curious about the cell phone issue.
    In my experience it is always young white college-looking students or young white kids in particular (punks many times... long hair, etc... the "punk look")... never had an issue with black people...

    So I guess it depends on your experience and where you live and a bit of what you "choose" to notice.

    The last time was when "Legend" came out. Those kids smelled like they were smoking some strong weed. Then one kid called another sitting five or six seats down... wtf....

    What do I think it is? Drugs maybe... lack of social awareness... lack of respect...

    I don't know, pick something....
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    In my experience it is always young white college-looking students or young white kids in particular (punks many times... long hair, etc... the "punk look")... never had an issue with black people...

    So I guess it depends on your experience and where you live and a bit of what you "choose" to notice.

    The last time was when "Legend" came out. Those kids smelled like they were smoking some strong weed. Then one kid called another sitting five or six seats down... wtf....

    What do I think it is? Drugs maybe... lack of social awareness... lack of respect...

    I don't know, pick something....
    I live in probably the most diverse metro area in the country. And this is definitely not a a case of "choosing" what to notice.

    I don't run into the drug stuff much in theaters. Noisy teens, sure.
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    Not that I have any faith that you would treat your own question with integrity but, if you really want answers, get your hands dirty and speak to the parents and grandparents of the people who bother you. Otherwise, to ask the question within a primarily WASP TC forum appears that you're solely looking for a shoulder to cry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifes2short View Post
    Not that I have any faith that you would treat your own question with integrity but, if you really want answers, get your hands dirty and speak to the parents and grandparents of the people who bother you. Otherwise, to ask the question within a primarily WASP TC forum appears that you're solely looking for a shoulder to cry on.
    Wow short dude.....

    I expected your left leaning wisdom in mike's thread, but I didn't expect this reply.

    I figured you would throw the race card to see if it would stick. Yup, with the way you treat Ben, that's what I expected....

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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Wow short dude.....

    I expected your left leaning wisdom in mike's thread, but I didn't expect this reply.

    I figured you would throw the race card to see if it would stick. Yup, with the way you treat Ben, that's what I expected....

    Maybe you missed mikec's "porch-monkey" [his term, not mine] tribute? Don't bother doing a search since Dieter eliminated it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    Why is it that people have to talk loudly, have their cell phones ring, and answer and talk on the phone, all during movies in the theatre?

    This persons doing this are usually black. I'm not trying to make a racist comment, but rather to seriously understand if there is some cultural reason/cause for the lack is social awareness and good manners.

    Please, only serious responses. I ask because after seeing this hundreds of times, I wonder is there is something in the community that encourages this behavior.
    I don't know. My GF is always nagging me to turn off my ringer before we buy the tix.
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    I blame DVDs.

    as a former head of state, I of course seldom have to pay to be in a theater and mix with the likes of all of you.

    Yet that sort of chit chat occurs even in MY presence.

    Its as though these filthy humans imagine that my theatre screening was somehow an extension of their living room !!!

    My staff has too often been forced to rip the miscreants from their seats and sew up their lips with the strands of barb wire they always carry specifically for this purpose -- lest my concentration once again be perturbed.

    Rest assured -- once BARYE completes his inevitable liberation of the planet from the human scourge, this is one problem that will be addressed ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifes2short View Post
    Not that I have any faith that you would treat your own question with integrity but, if you really want answers, get your hands dirty and speak to the parents and grandparents of the people who bother you. Otherwise, to ask the question within a primarily WASP TC forum appears that you're solely looking for a shoulder to cry on.
    Before you decide to make racist comments about the TC forum members composition (WASP), you should really role up your sleeves and get some education.

    Shoulder to cry on? I think you are doing a lilttle projection.

    SAND.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Wow short dude.....

    I expected your left leaning wisdom in mike's thread, but I didn't expect this reply.

    I figured you would throw the race card to see if it would stick. Yup, with the way you treat Ben, that's what I expected....

    Life2Short loves the race card...except it doesn't play well against someone who in already in that group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifes2short View Post
    Maybe you missed mikec's "porch-monkey" [his term, not mine] tribute? Don't bother doing a search since Dieter eliminated it.
    Obviously you missed the satire in that now deleted post. But let's not let that stop you from going down the rabbit hole of misinformation.
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    I lay the blame on kids in general. They have no idea what proper respect/etiquette is anymore.

    I blame THAT on this country. Real Estate prices have forced families to live with double-incomes. One salary paying a 5.000.00 mortgage (I'm being specific to my location obviously) isn't happening. Not comfortably at least. Both parents working = less time to raise kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    Before you decide to make racist comments about the TC forum members composition (WASP), you should really role up your sleeves and get some education.

    Shoulder to cry on? I think you are doing a lilttle projection.

    SAND.
    LOL! Does every thread you enter end up so tense? I thought you had mellowed through the years

    P.S. I think it's lack of guidance. Kids don't have the same "manners" that we were taught way back in the day...
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    I dont think it is a race issue, but a cultural issue. It seems to happen most with teenagers who lack the respect that was forcefed into us oldtimers..

    I have to say that the worst example of this behaviour I've seen was in a cinema near to Amsterdam's Bijlmer area (which is as close to a ghetto as it gets in Holland), the (mostly black) kids there showed no respect to other patrons at all, I was very annoyed with that attitude. In other cinema's it does happen too, but in this one half of the audience seemed to do it
    and nobody seemed to dare something about it either since crime and violence levels are pretty high there...
    Not an experience I would like to have a again..
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    What does SAND mean (and if it means what the urban dictionary says, that would be extremely coarse).

    Surur
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    The insistent use of the "race card" was rather coarse as well. I'm sure the term is appropriate in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    What does SAND mean (and if it means what the urban dictionary says, that would be extremely coarse).

    Surur
    I would like to know too, but suggest the poster edits it before somebody has to do it for him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT View Post
    I would like to know too, but suggest the poster edits it before somebody has to do it for him...
    How about the other poster editing "WASP" from his post as well. I mean we do want to be fair here, right? Lets be thorough and get rid of all the namecalling here, shall we?
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