A bitter dating story for the ages: A man from Texas is suing a woman because she texted during their movie date. No, this is not fake news.
New York Magazine reports that Brandon Vezmar, 37, is filing a lawsuit against an anonymous woman, 35, because she was using her phone during "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II" in 3-D.
The man alleges she only stayed in the movie for 15 minutes, however, before she left the theater and drove away, apparently leaving him stranded.
Perhaps the most comical detail of all is the amount Vezmar is suing for: $17.31, the cost of a movie ticket. The aggrieved party reportedly asked the woman for the cash back and she denied him, thus prompting the lawsuit.
The woman told the Austin American-Statesmen she was texting a friend, who was fighting with her boyfriend.
"I had my phone low and I wasn't bothering anybody," she said to the Austin American-Statesmen. "It wasn't like constant texting."
Vezmar said he had a horrible time because of the woman's poor etiquette.
"It was kind of a first date from hell," he said to the Austin American-Statesmen, which isn't at all dramatic.
He also told the publication that texting during a film is one of his "biggest pet peeves."
It's the newest cultural trend: If someone behaves in a way that bothers you, just sue. The inconsequential nature of the behavior is no matter, really.
One may try to present you with alternative solutions — such as engaging in adult discussions about the injustice or simply realizing that moving on would be the course of action with the least resistance and trouble — but retrieving your recompense in an extremely arduous manner is far more profitable.
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