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Theater Voice

When a child enters Kindergarten in the United States they are tested to see if they know colors, numbers, etc.  I would like to add another thing to the list.  The ability to distinguish between:

  • Their outside voice.
  • Their inside voice
  • Their theater voice.

That s right, if the kid can t tell the difference he/she gets to go to school on the short bus.  It used to be back when church going was more of a norm that kids had to learn to be still and keep quite, at least once a week, for an hour to 90 minutes.  I remember nasty stares and shushes from Mom when ever I got loud.  (Dad was more direct)  I don t understand parents letting children talk in their load voices during a film.  Today I wanted to ask the Mother behind me if her kids were, undisciplined, untrained, insensitive, and just slow.  I didn t because my wife was there and I promised her I wouldn t do that any more.  I am also not allowed to turn around and give them my quiet angry stare.

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cypro's picture

Those are some of the reasons we try to avoid the theater. Sometimes I wonder if they've made the seats bigger to accommodate bigger idiots. It's also why I would never go without my wife. She keeps me in line.

I used to keep a file on my PDA that said in the largest font size that would fit on the screen, black type with a (bright) white backgound: "Please don't kick my seat!"

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