We’ve all been there.
You’re sitting in a movie theater, when your phone buzzes silently in your pocket. Sure, this movie, all about aliens and spaceships and talking raccoons, is fun, but you can’t shake the need to just quickly peer at your phone and check what’s going on.
Then, when you’ve sent a quick response to your friend’s text message, your phone buzzes again. And again.
Before you know it, a guy is
Brandon Vezmar, of Austin TX, has filed a lawsuit for the princely sum of $17.31 (the cost of a movie ticket), against his date for the evening, on the grounds that she had her phone out too much during the movie. Calling the experience “a first date from hell”, he claims that her texting became so frequent that he had to ask her to go outside, at which point she did, driving home without him, and leaving him stranded at the theater.
James Gunn is, of course, stirring the pot furiously. That’s just what he does.
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017
In response to Vezmar’s accusations, his date argues that she only sent two or three texts during this time period – something she’ll likely be able to back up very easily if true, as there’ll of course be phone records for that period.
The phone records likely won’t be necessary though. It’s hard to imagine that there’s a judge anywhere in the country who wouldn’t throw this out of court the moment it appears on their desk.
Be warned, though – if by some ridiculous failure of justice, this guy actually wins his case, we’ll all be in danger of legal action every time we pull out a phone during a movie.