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75. Not knowing which armrest is yours at a movie theater

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Has this ever confused you?

You would think that by now they would have a solution to one of the most common problems in society: Which armrest/cup holder is mine!?

It isn’t a simple question to answer. All theater seats have cup holders/armrests on both sides.

Maybe the person that invented the armrests figured that we, as a smart species, would be able to openly communicate with each other and settle this should a conflict arise. The problem is that we are supposed to stay silent during movies. They even make cool creative trailer-type things to spread the message, so how are you supposed to talk it out?

Usually, here is how it goes:

1) You put your arm on the armrest and claim it

2) Without noticing, your neighbor puts his arm on it and your elbows tap

3) It’s awkward, so one (or both) of you remove it.

Oh well, I guess we are all going to have to claim it by putting our drink on it. Hey, that works! Problem solved.

But now that I mention it, I am really glad that they warn people to stay quiet during the movie because I’ve been around some pretty loud people.. though sometimes it is beyond their control. Yes, it can be pretty hard to stop a burp, stomach growling, or farts.


Speaking of farts and movies, let’s have a little fun and answer the following:

Describe your last fart by using only a movie title in the comments below.

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  1. Xandu

    hahaha- I think my husband would beg to differ

    but that’s what I’m going with…

    Lake Forest, CA

    P.S. My son (he’s 7) just asked the other day, which arm rest is mine? I took the one side and his friend took the other. 🙂 What do you do then smart alec? Well, I’ll tell you what happened…elbow arm wrestling…trying to push each others arms off using their elbow and body to nudge an then fierce whisping ensued.

      1. I read your question and my comment to my husband and his friend and I had one image in mind that I thought was pretty funny and a little naughty. Turns out, they interpreted it wholly differently than I expected- and in a much, much naughtier way. Oh, well. Hope it was at least moderately funny. Men. Even when a woman’s mind goes to the gutter, a man will outdo her. 🙂

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