Last night my husband and I attended the final spring concert for our daughters ages 9 and 10. There were the usual folks who ran up the aisle to capture their kids on digital, and the late comers who are oblivious to the performance , this was annoying and rude but did not reach the level of rudeness of a man who took a call in the middle of the auditorium . He proceeded to laugh, make hand gestures, and carry on a full blown conversation in the middle of the performance.
This made everyone around him upset, when my husband leaned in and said, “ Can you take your call outside buddy?”. The man proceeded to walk to the back of the auditorium, not outside and continue his call. He could be heard by everyone.
After the concert was over this rude lout charged up to my husband and challenged him to a fight, and he threatened my husband. It was really scary. He said that my husband shouldn’t of spoken to him in that way and that he was going to wait outside for him. What makes this even more horrendous is that a child was killed by a impaired driver outside the school 2 days before hand. Everyone was really raw and this angry exchange sent peoples nerves on edge.
The man was indeed outside, fortified with what looked like a teenaged relative, I said let’s get out of here and we went to the car and drove off. We escaped, and a good thing too because my husband is a lifelong hockey player, and boxed Golden gloves 10-0. What struck me the most was the restraint my husband used in not escalating this drama. This ingrate was obviously embarrassed by being told to tone it down, but not enough that he challenged a 6 foot 200lb man in the middle of a kiddy concert at a public school in front of hundreds of grieving parents.
Hopefully this person will not escalate his feud, but if he does the police are aware of the incident, and my hubby is still the protector of his family he has always been. 0525-12
My husband has a phrase he uses to describe such people, “The world is their ash tray.” Their nasty habits and behaviors are not confined merely to themselves but are inflicted on everyone else thus making every situation they are in a miserable place for others. They are true narcissists in that the ends justifies the means and they simply do not care how their actions impacts those around them.
When I read stories like this, I wish people in attendance would whip out their camera phones and start recording the cretins. Then post the videos to Youtube. (Maybe Ehell needs its own channel so others would be more willing to upload videos of this kind.)