The Ringer (Y U NO SILENT PHONE!?)
This has got to be my top cinema pet peeves. I just don’t get it. There are reminders again and again to switch off your phone or leave it on silent. Why do they not get it? To top that up, instead of immediately switching it off and quietly texting the person on the other line that they are in the cinema now and will call back later or something to that line, there are those very few who answers the phone and carries out a conversation as tho as they are in a coffee shop, not a cinema.
Phone conversation goes something like this
“Harlowww…Harloww ah? Can you hear me ah?”
“Yalor, noisy here la, coz in cinema”
“Hai lor, watching Kung Fu Panda”
”Oh. neber mine can tok tok to you now, not fighting scene oso”
“Ya lo. ching chong, ling long, ting tong….Woakay! Bai!”
Irritates the life out of me!
The Vibrator (Y U NO KNOW SHAKE LEG MEANS SHAKE YOUR LUCK AWAY MEH?!)
These are the ones who shake their legs again and again like a woodpecker drilling holes into the wood. First, you give them a polite smile, hoping that they take the hint. NO. Then you look again and give a growl. No hint taken there too. You will be in your seat and being shaken almost to a 15 on a Richter scale. Like please stop vibrating! No, I am not getting turned on if you must know why I am flustering! Tsk!
The BO-rer (Y U NO USE DEODARANT?!)
Ok, being stuck in a crowded place, you will encounter those few who have really bad BO. But in a normal crowded place, you can choose to move away. But in the cinema, you fate is sealed the moment your cinema tickets are printed at the counter. So, if you’re like really unlucky, you will have Mr or Ms BO sitting strategically in front of you, back of you or diagonal to you. It gets worse everytime they move, because it means taking a whiff of their BO. I mean, there are people who have BO. Which is not too bad, but what I just can’t stand is those extremely extremely bad that they smell like they carried the whole farm with them or like they just ran from the gym or something. At least the basic hygiene, that’s all I ask of you! But please don’t over do it and come out wearing wayyyyyyy too much perfume or cologne too!
The Repeater (Y U NO STOP BEING A PARROT?!)
These are the ones that repeat lines after lines as if we (the audience) didn’t understand the movie. If it is to a partner who is old or to a lil kid, I can acceptably forgive. But no, they usually come alone without a partner (and you wonder why), thinking that they can do a better huskier version of George Clooney. Sorry la unker, no buying it la!
The Latecomer (Y U NO KNOW HOW TO COME ON TIME?!)
I just hate it when these people make a ‘grand entrance’ like really really late into the show. No, not talking about the five to ten minutes late (again, acceptably forgivable), but those that comes in like thirty minutes into the movie. Like seriously? And, I don’t know if it’s Murphy Law or what, but they usually have a place right in the middle of the cinema, so they have to walk thru a row of at least 10 seated people to get to their place. Like seriously! One case I have personally experience is this couple, who came in from one end of the door, walked thru a couple of people, right to the middle, only to realize that their seats are like the other end of the cinema. Like SERIOUSLY? -.-
What are your cinema pet peeves?