when I go to the show in the evening, I like sitting on the isle. Now I know I will need to stand when people want to get in the row. Am I crazy for getting a little irritated when people show up half way through the show and expect people to get out of the way so they can get to the seats in the middle of the row. What is wrong with showing up on time? if I can not get there on time, I stand at the back of the theatre.
Yes, the show starts at a specific time and that time is published in the daily newsletter. Yes, it is inconvenient that latecomers are disruptive trying to get to an open seat. Try to keep in mind that fellow passengers are on their vacations; "schedule" tends to go out the window. The last thing I want is to be held to someone else's strict schedule when I am trying to disconnect and unwind. Plus, any number of things could result in someone being unintentionally late.
In any event, when we run late, we look for back-of-the-room seats out of common courtesy. Not everyone is that mindful but I keep my I'm-on-vacation-no-problem vibe and don't let the little things tweak me.
I not only show up late, but drunk. And when folk don't stand for me to get by I step on their feet.
If I go into a show late I sit in the back rows or stand in the back of the theater so I will not disturb others but then I was brought up with manner.
Going center row in the middle of the show is just bad manners.
I honestly have never arrived late for a performance. If I did I would stand in the back. On land I have seen people enter through the wrong door and access their seats clear across the room disturbing every one in the row only to take a seat a couple of seats from the opposite end. Usually they are the last to arrive.
Thanks for chiming in guys. Cruising CM, I like the on vacation no problem vibe, may I use it?
Bubba54 - use it to your heart's content!
Thanks Cruising CM, I will!