MartyMoj in the dating forums asks: Recently I asked my long term (13 year) live in girlfriend to accompany me to the local small town theatre to watch a movie. We had never been to this theatre before and both of us were looking forward to an outing together.
In line at the concession before the movie started, I made several comments about the price of the concession snacks. I found them to be rather pricey. Once we were seated while waiting for the movie to start, I made comments again regarding the high prices of the snacks and admission to the movie. My girlfriend asked me to stop with the comments and to just enjoy the movie. I did.
I chose seating within the front six rows of the theatre, in a row that was empty. After we were seated, six or seven young junior high girls came and sat in the row directly behind us. Several times during the beginning of the movie, the girls put their feet up on the back of the chairs, which I asked them to not do. They also chatted loudly and giggled non stop about their weekend plans and boyfriends during the first half of the movie. Several times my girlfriend asked me to ask them to stop chatting and giggling, or to find us other seats. I did look around, but there didn't seem to be many other seats available. I did ask the young girls to be quiet. That quiet only lasted for a few minutes and then they continued. I resigned myself to just ignore them and watch the movie.
About half way through the movie, my girlfriend got up unexpectedly and left. I thought that she had gone to the bathroom so I continued to watch the movie. She did not return. When I got home I learned that she had left the theatre and walked home. She is very angry with me stating that she feels that I should not have been complaining about the prices and that I could have done more in dealing with the young girls, like going to talk to the theatre manager. I didn't want to make a scene and thought that I had done as much as I could. Now she will barely speak to me and refuses to go anywhere with me. I think that she was very rude in just leaving me at the theatre and I don't feel that I have done anything wrong. After 13 years I think I should have the right to express my displeasure with prices and certainly she could have spoken to the girls or the manager herself. Am I being unreasonable?