tomjonjon feels like a similar vibe of people talking in a movie theater.
one time a couple in front of us was gabbing away and we shushed them then after the movie the woman followed my girlfriend into the bathroom to yell at her “was that you who shushed us? so im not allowed to talk during a movie now?”
on its face this statement feels ridiculous to me. it doesn’t seem to me like a recent or obscure development that talking during a movie is rude behavior. but then i think “do more people feel the way this woman does than i do? and if so, doesn’t that by definition make my opinion the reactionary one?”
i honestly don’t know. this feels like the kind of thing it’s impossible to poll but it is very rare to go to a movie in the last few years where i don’t hear people chatting. i hate it but i also worry that i am now the old man who wants people off his lawn or whatever.