Here we go again with the extra seat thing…
So I’m going to once again reiterate my position about this topic: if a person buys an extra seat on a plane or in a theater or at a sporting event, it BELONGS TO THEM.
And they can do whatever they want with it.
But that’s just my humble opinion.
Check out this story and see if you think this guy acted like an a**hole.
AITA for buying an extra seat in the movie theater?
“We went to the movies last night. There were still multiple empty seats throughout the theater and a few clusters of empty ones, and where we sat (just right of center) seemed ok.
My wife is 7 1/2 months pregnant and was hesitant to go to the theater for such a popular movie during Covid, but really loves Marvel so I tried to make it comfortable for her. We purposely went on a week night to avoid crowding. When I booked the tickets I saw that someone had already skipped a seat on one side of us, so I purchased a 3rd seat on the other side to give her a bit of breathing room. (This theater lets you pick your exact seat when buying the ticket).
About halfway through the previews, the next group over from us arrived and one of the guys just sat down directly next to her instead. I figured he probably didn’t pay attention to his ticket, so I politely told him we had purchased that seat and asked him to move to his assigned one (one seat over).
He seemed really confused and asked if the person was running late and said he’d move when they got there. I explained that my wife is very pregnant and didn’t want someone to be unmasked and sitting directly on top of her, so we bought the extra seat for some personal space.
He got really annoyed and told me it was an AH move to buy a seat you don’t plan to use because we were “forcing” him to sit in his own seat, a few feet to the right, which was not as good of a view? The screen is like 80 feet. You can see it well from everywhere. His friends joined in mumbling about what AHs we were, but eventually slid down one.
I did switch with my wife and she sat on the other side of me, but at this point i was just upset that I had pre planned something to try to make her comfortable, spent money on it, and then this random person felt entitled to stop all over that.”
Here’s how folks on Reddit reacted.
One reader said this guy is definitely NTA.
And this Reddit user agreed that this guy didn’t do anything wrong.
Another individual asked a good question: why do people do this?!?!
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