How many times have you encountered inconsiderate moviegoers who cannot keep quiet while watching a movie in the cinema, ruining the experience for the rest?
It took a whole hour before actor Tay Ping Hui could not take it anymore and shushed a woman who had been talking throughout a movie he was watching.
The 48-year-old China-based actor, who was watching Chinese animated movie Ne Zha in a cinema recently, wrote in an Instagram post: “Behind me sat a lady in her 60s and a teen who was probably her son.
“The moment the movie began, she incessantly made untimely comments and talked as though she was in her living room, totally oblivious to the other paying movie-goers around her.”
He added that he “turned around and gave her a single ‘shh’ to remind her that there were other people trying to watch the movie”.
After the movie ended, he said the woman confronted him and said: “Just because you’re an actor, you think you can be arrogant and rude?”
He replied: “I really don’t think this has anything to do with me being an actor. I was telling you as a person.”
Seemingly unsatisfied and unwilling to drop the issue, the woman said: “Other people were talking, then why didn’t you tell them to shut up? Why didn’t you tell the child in front of me to keep quiet?”
This was when Tay decided to walk away from the woman.
In his post, he wrote: “Perhaps I was just brought up to have manners, because I have difficulty trying to understand her logic.
“Is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema? Or is she upset about being called out for behaving badly in a cinema, and a child wasn’t?
“Because as an adult, she should know better?”
Several netizens have expressed sympathy and support for Tay with many marvelling it took him an hour before finally losing his patience.