First dates are always a gamble, especially if you met the other person online or through one of dozens of swiping apps. There are a multitude of things that can go wrong on that first encounter—maybe they don’t look like anything like their profile photo or they lied about their relationship status, or worst of all they end up being…a movie texter.*Gasp* Yes, it’s horrific we know.
One poor soul in Austin, Texas recently went on a date to see Guardians of the Galaxy with a woman he met online and she texted during the entire film. Now, he’s getting revenge by suing her for the price of her movie ticket and even the movie’s director has his back.
An Austin man is literally suing his date for texting through Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar of Austin is suing a woman from Round Rock for texting during their movie date last week. He’s seeking $17.31, the price of a ticket to a 3D screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Vezmar told the Statesman that he met the woman online and they had their first (and last) date at the movie theater.
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” he said. After about 15 minutes into the film, the woman began texting incessantly which is one of Vezmar’s pet peeves.
In his petition to the court, Vezmar says she “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.”
Who TF does that?
According to the petition, the texting was a “direct violation” of the theater’s policy and that his date “adversely” affected Vezmar’s viewing experience and that of other patrons.
“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society,” the petition said.
He requested that the woman either stop texting or step outside to finish her conversation.
She then exited the theater and did not return—leaving Vezmar stranded since they had ridden together.
Vezmar said that he texted his date a few days later asking to be refunded for the price of her ticket and she refused.
The Statesman was able to contact the woman about her evening with Vezmar, but she wishes to remain unnamed.
Apparently, she had no knowledge of the legal claims made against her. “Oh my God,” she said. “This is crazy.”
The woman also insisted that she only texted two or three times during the film.
“I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody,” she said. She says she was texting a friend, who was having a fight with her boyfriend. “It wasn’t like constant texting.”
While I can respect her being there for her girlfriend, she definitely could have taken that outside or called her afterwards. Or maybe the date was already going downhill?
“I’m not a bad woman,” the woman told the Statesman. “I just went out on a date.”
The woman also shared that she planned to file a protective order against Vezmar for contacting her little sister to get the money for the movie ticket.