One Reason I’m Not Returning to the Movies

Several years ago, I was sitting in a very crowded movie theater with my wife.

The theater was full

Directly in front of us was a mother who had brought her newborn baby along with her after we were already seated. Several times during the movie, the baby fussed and she would nurse the baby, but it was very annoying to have the baby crying and the mother talking to her trying to calm her.

I finally asked the mother to take her baby outside to nurse her. She angrily replied that she was a doctor and that she had every right to nurse her baby wherever she wanted.

“You must be one of those people who don’t like to see people nursing!” she said.

“No,” I replied, “I’m a pediatrician who supports breast feeding 100%. Just not in a movie theater when I’m trying to enjoy a movie.”

We finally moved our seats to the other side of the theater. 

Most of the time it just isn’t worth getting into an argument.

One thought on “One Reason I’m Not Returning to the Movies

  1. I agree. I get ticked off when people bring babies to fine dining restaurants. I want a quiet atmosphere to enjoy my expensive meal, and not have to listen to screaming kids or crying babies.


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