Tonight I attended a country music concert with my fiancée. It had some musicians we both enjoyed and I was introduced to an up and coming group I was not aware of. To sum up the evening I had a pretty dam good time. However, since my day is not complete without dispensing some sage advice grab a knee and listen up.
If you are at a function of any kind and sit in the middle of a row settle in and get comfy. I really don’t think people understand just how many people you are inconveniencing when you get up to get out of your seat. The only valid reason to get up and make people move during a performance or when the game is in motion is when you have an emergency. Otherwise wait for intermission, half-time, or period break. You don’t need the nacho’s, beer, or t-shirt that badly. I also don’t consider needing to use the bathroom a valid reason either. Business should have either been taken care of prior to sitting down or during a scheduled break.
However, I have a solution. If you HAVE to get up you must purchase a beverage for each person you are inconveniencing. I figure beer for the adults and ice tea or what have you for the underage. That way you get out of your seat for whatever you need to accomplish and everyone else is compensated.