Venting – Accepting an Apology Gracefully as Your Lady Friend Did
While I was at the movies last night at the Scotiabank Theatre, my wife texted me that she decided to walk home instead of waiting for the movie to be over as she was done shopping. Having a very low battery and my phone on vibrate, I made every effort to make the two text message exchanges as fast as I could knowing that it was impolite to text during the show. The lady sitting next to me said ” You know, that’s very distracting” to which I apologized and put my phone away.
Immediately after the movie was over, I apologized again and explained that I was very sorry and that if it wasn’t that my phone was almost dead ( I only had 2% left on my battery ) that I would have ignored the text and waited until after the movie was over to check them. She graciously accepted my apology and I got up from my seat and turned to leave.
I thought that since she was such a nice lady that I would buy her and her husband/boyfriend a couple of movie passes and I was going to offer to do that for them when they got out of the aisle. That’s when I felt the tug on my shirt. I turned around and her “very classy” husband/boyfriend said to me “Next time, why don’t you stay the f&*K home and rent the movie or give me back the $20 because you ruined the movie” and a few other choice phrases that I didn’t quite make out but I got the drift that I was dealing with a complete a$$hole of a person.
I explained and apologized again why I did what I did and this guy went right into full blown a$$hole mode. Being more than capable of dropping him to the floor like the fat little bag of sh!t he was, I decided to tell him to go to hell and what he can go do to himself.
Well, needless to say, I didn’t offer to buy these free passes after that. I hope that whoever the guy was, reads this and realizes what a complete a$$hole he was for no reason and when someone genuinely apologizes, be graceful like your female companion and accept the apology.
Next time, someone like me might just decide to punch you in the throat for being such an a$$hole. Be very careful who you talk to with that mouth, little man. It’s a wonder that someone hasn’t already done that to you.