There are fewer things more annoying or frustrating than watching a movie with someone who can't stop asking questions about the plot.
Especially when they know it's the first time you're watching the movie too. I mean films aren't that difficult to understand, usually when you just watch and listen, all of their little secrets make themselves known to you. It's a little thing called story-telling, and you'd figure most adults would be familiar with the concept by now.
Apparently not, however, as there are large number of parents, who, for some reason, find it necessary to constantly nag their kids while they watch movies with them. It doesn't matter the genre, the year the film came out, or who directed it - mom and dad will always ask you a million and one questions when you're watching a movie.
Shout out to everyone trying to hear a movie over their parents questions about the movie.— Eliza Skinterklaas (@elizaskinner) December 25, 2017
It's a common phenomenon, one that more than a few people on Twitter are all too familiar with.
They miss entire parts of the movie asking about what happened. Its an endless cycle.— Շђє D✭LL✭S D✭PiFɆɌ (@fanofsport4u) December 26, 2017
From dialogue recaps...
"what did he say when I said "what did he say?""— Dermot Canniffe (@dermotcanniffe) December 26, 2017
To tips on how to avoid the madness...
To even explaining the mythos behind classic franchises...
Sometimes the questions have answers that are painfully obvious.
Oh jeez mom just asked me 2/3 in to the new Beauty and the Beast "does she come to love this creature?" 💔— Heather Fink (@heatherfink) December 26, 2017
And just basic comprehension flaws.
Shout out to anyone who's had to deal with this kind of vagueness.
“Is that the girl from that thing? You know, she was in the movie about that guy... not the one where she dies, but the other one...you know...with the other girl.”— Shannon (@ShannonBontheGo) December 26, 2017
The struggle was very real.
“That’s the guy from Green Mile”— 🌈 Mickey Gordon 🕊 (@suburbanmuse) December 26, 2017
Me: “Michael Clarke Duncan? No he’s been dead for years.”
“Oh. What do I know him from?”
“Who’s the blue guy?”
Me: “Hey, how about we worry about that after the movie is over”
“Tell me how to Google him”
“Oh, he plays bad guys!” https://t.co/8775tt1Lbp
The things some parents nitpick on are insane.
My parents talked through the laundromat scene of baby driver to say that no one would ever sort their laundry that way and I FUMED.— katjohnson (@whoiskatreally) December 26, 2017
Some people just gave up.
handmaids tale(finale)w/Mom “who is that?where are they going?When did this happen?Why are they crying?What did he say?Why is she upset?” So I started making shit up.Lets see how far into season 2 she gets b4 she realizes they aren’t going to Mexico for vaca— 1duringBoutIt (@1duringI) December 26, 2017
Not like he's an iconic cinema character or anything.
Then there were mentions of different breeds of movie-watching commentary.
It’s worse. My mom is a mess of described video, director commentary, and stream-of-consciousness gossip.— Adam Keefe (@AudiusOmillias) December 26, 2017
Also, "Who's that girl? What's she been in? Where have I seen her before?" *misses pivotal moment* "So what happened then?"— Justine McNamara (@justiney87) December 26, 2017
The best thing is to feign ignorance, oftentimes.
I was just doing this, and finally I answered them with an exasperated “I’ve never seen it before, I don’t know why this scene is in it.”— Emily Britton (@MagnifiedPlaid) December 26, 2017
It's a serious problem, but like any social issue, it's important to know you have a bunch of people out there who understand your pain because they're going through the same exact thing.
This thread feels like the support group I didn't know I needed. I love you all so much.— Cameron Bennett (@Cameroneous) December 26, 2017
You're not alone.
As a father of two, I'm constantly worried about "spoiling" my kids. I don't want to discipline my toddler when he draws on the wall or won't listen to his mom, but there are times when I have to stop pretending to be a lion or T-Rex and let him know that his behavior is really crappy.
And although it's easy to develop into a cheap fellow-parent shamer and get up on my high horse and talk about how much better behaved my kid is than theirs (in some instances, it's true) — and that's because some parents just hate being the bad guy. Or even worse, they are helicopter parents.
When your children start running around and destroying another person's house, throwing toys/food all over the place, bullying the other little cuties who are just trying to have fun, and pulling on a two-week-old infant's hair while she's sleeping, then you might want to sit their butts down and get mean. Otherwise, you're raising someone who thinks there are no consequences for garbage behavior.
And as these teachers and child care workers of Reddit revealed in a recent Ask Reddit post, there are tons of kids who turned out just downright awful on account of their parent's poor child-rearing decisions. Whether it's never letting kids do things for themselves or thinking that their children are the bees-knees — no matter what anyone says — these tales of reverse child abuse are just sad.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.
We’ve all been there. You swipe right on Tinder, decide on a place to meet, and realize about five minutes in that leaving your house in the first place was a huge error. Maybe you feel like you’ve been catfished because they look nothing like their photos (surprise!), or perhaps you quickly realize they weren’t being sarcastic in their profile when they said their favorite band was The Beatles.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no flying spark to indicate this is the person of your dreams. And maybe you’re the mature kind of individual who can finish their drink, bring up the fact that you don’t see a future together, split the bill, and head your own separate ways. Bravo!
But what if you’re not? u/PM_Me_YourTinyBoobs kindly addressed this very question on Reddit when he asked what a person could say to instantly derail a date. The answers ranged from painfully incestuous to downright hilarious.
Next time you just need to shut it down really quickly and abruptly, these are some perfect lines you can use.