A Man Just Sued His Date For Texting During Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Posted 2017/05/16 0 0
A 37-year-old man from Austin, Texas is suing a woman for texting during a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Brandon Vezmar, 37, has filed a lawsuit against the woman in small claims court, seeking $17.31, the price of admission to a 3D screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in damages.
The woman, reached by phone Tuesday, said she didn’t know about the claim against her. She asked that her name not be used. “Oh my God,” she said. “This is crazy.”
Vezmar, who has his own communications consulting company, said he met the woman online and went with her on their first date May 6 to the movie.
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” he said. About 15 minutes after the movie began, Vezmar said, his date started texting on her phone. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
He said she activated her phone 15 or 20 times, which she denied. She said she was just texting a friend who had a fight with her boyfriend. She said she only texted two or three times and kept her phone on low so it didn't bother anybody.
He asked her to stop and she didn't. Then he said maybe she could go outside and text. With that, she left the theater and drove home. They had come to the movie together in her car, so Vezmar had to get home the best way he could.
She said he texted her and asked for his money back but she wouldn't give it to him because "he took me out on a date." She said she also planned to file a protective order against Vezmar for contacting her little sister to get the money for the movie ticket.
Vezmar said the texting was a clear violation of theater rules and it adversely affected his viewing experience, and probably other people's as well. "While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society," his petition read.
"I'm not a bad woman," the woman said. "I just went out on a date."
People who text in movies, even if they have the brightness of the screen turned down, are distracting to some audiences. There's a good percentage of moviegoers who would love for phones to never come out during a movie, and in some ways many of those people can probably see why Vezmar was frustrated. There's a reason movie theaters run all of those commercials about turning off your cell phone beforehand, but this might be the first we've heard of a man trying to recoup the money he spent on a bad date thanks to texting.