Friday, February 19, 2010
I know it's a small thing, but, ever since I was a kid, when I entered a theater, I always looked for an empty area to sit in (how many commas could I use in that sentence!?). It just seemed natural to me for the audience to spread out, giving each other space. And since I was a kid, I have observed how the majority of audience members seem to always gravitate toward sitting near other patrons. I wonder...WHY? Is this more of the "sheep mentality?" Are they thinking, "Those people are sitting there, so that must be the right place to sit?" Hmmm...this stumps me!
Good thing I only go to the "real" theater about once a year, since it costs us about $80 to go to a matinee! I guess I could call that "irritation minimization therapy!"
Laughing, Lollie Gagger