Q: At a 9:00 movie the other night, I was sitting in front of a couple with a baby. At one point the infant started screaming and continued for five minutes. The parents just kept watching the show. I wanted to suggest that one of them take him outside-should I have?
A: Your frustration is justified. You paid to see a movie, not to listen to a crying infant. Next time, complain to the manager-it’s their responsibility to deal with out-of-control children, loud patrons, and ringing cell phones. In some theaters, management will even refund tickets of families asked to leave due to cranky kids-just to keep all customers happy. Note to parents: There are occasions when it is inconsiderate to bring an infant, and a 9:00 P.M. movie is one of them.