A Texas man is suing his date $17.31 (which was the price of his ticket) for texting while they were watching ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at an Austin theater, USA Today reports.
From the report;
In his lawsuit, which was filed at a Travis County small claims court, Vezmar said the woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.”
Vezmar told the Statesman that his date was reluctant to switch off her phone when requested, even after he suggested she should go outside if she wanted to continue. Instead of doing that, the woman left the theatre and never came back, he said, leaving him stranded because they had driven in her car.
“I said, ‘Listen, your texting is driving me a little nuts’ and she said ‘I can’t not text my friend,’” he told local TV station KVUE. “I said ‘maybe you can take it outside to the lobby, I’ve seen people get kicked out movies for this.’”
Later, the woman, who lives in suburban Round Rock, issued a statement to KVUE:
“I did have a very brief date with Brandon that I chose to end prematurely. His behavior made me extremely uncomfortable, and I felt I needed to remove myself from the situation for my own safety. He has escalated the situation far past what any mentally healthy person would. I feel sorry that I hurt his feelings badly enough that he felt he needed to commit so much time and effort into seeking revenge. I hope one day he can move past this and find peace in his life.”
The woman told the paper that Vezmar had called her to ask her to pay him back for the movie ticket but she refused because “he took me out on a date.” Meanwhile, she said, she planned to file a protective order against Vezmar for contacting her little sister to get the money.
Do you think the man did a good thing for filing a lawsuit against this woman for texting while on a date, or do you think he might have overreacted a little bit?
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