Fri nite,after dinner,CG and I decide we want to go to a late movie and go see “How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days”. We buy our tix and go find a seat. The theatre is incredibly crowded and the only place we can find two seats together is between a spanish couple and a group of about 4 or 5 15 year olds who are giggling and pointing and doing other asshatty teenage girls things.They yakk and giggle and point all through the ‘pre-show entertainment’ and the previews,which although annoying,I don’t mind too much.They continue (although quieter than before)to yakk,point and giggle throughout the film. Fine. It’s loud enough for me to notice but not loud enough for me to give two ferret shits. Halfway through the movie, the girl seated next to me pokes me in the arm several times. I turn to her and ask her what she wants. She informs me, in her ‘I’m very serious so take me seriously’ voice that I’m laughing too loud and I need to be quieter. I kind of mumble something that sounds like “Ok” and turn back around. I had no idea one could laugh too loudly, so in order to keep from offending her further,I stifle my giggles and place one hand in front of my mouth to further block any sound that may pass forth from my lips. I tried…really hard…to not laugh but what can a gal do? It’s a COMEDY for chrissakes! One donkey bray manages to escape my mouth and the girl makes a very huffy sound like her subscription to Teen Vogue has just been canceled and I notice out of the corner of my eye that she has crossed her arms in a belligerent fashion.Five minutes later she gets up and moves to an empty aisle seat on the other end of her group of friends because I have offended her again with my too-loud laughter.
How can somebody laugh too loudly? At a movie that’s a COMEDY for crying out loud?
Am I that offensive with my laughter or was s he just being an asshyatty spoilt american princess?