I have to start out by saying that I am just asking for comments and opinions. So please answer before we take this to the pit (which is probably where it will end up in my experience). Plus, this is my first thread so be nice at first.
I was at a high school state basketball tournament yesterday. As the thread title explains we had to deal with the inevitable grandpa a few rows up chanting incessantly, “Down in Front.” (We couldn’t see either)
Eventually, some guy in his mid-thirties turned around and said very politely, “I’ll sit down when the people in front of me sit down.” Now if I were to do that at 17 years old, politely or not, I would have been labeled an inconsiderate little bastard but that is beside the point.
1.) The games are put on for athletes, schools, and kids. Not the parents.
2.) Now I feel for a grandparent (or otherwise) that may have physical ailments and not be able to stand for extended periods of time but, IMO, if you don’t want to stand, just move to another section.
3.) I realize that it may be hard for you to stand but it is still easier than getting the 500 people in front of ME to sit.
4.) Your hurting my ears.
1.) To what extent am I responsible to sacrifice my entertainment experience to further yours?
2.) What other comments would be acceptable in this situation? (That would be comments better than the, “F*** off old man!!!” one I heard from a 40 year old guy once.)
Or if you have other comments, please share.