A Texas man is suing a woman he met online for texting during a movie and then leaving 20 minutes after the film started. He is trying to get her to pay him back the money he lost by paying for her movie ticket, but the internet believes the man’s actions are powered by male entitlement.
The “First Date from Hell”
Two weeks ago, Brandon Vezmar went on a date with Girl. The two agreed to see the latest Guardians of the Galaxy installment at an Austin movie theater. All was well until the movie started and the girl couldn’t take her eyes off her phone in a movie theater that is adamant on its no phones regulations. Vezmar told her to leave the theater if she wanted to continue the conversation, and she did just that, never returning to her date.
— Brandon Vezmar (@BrandonVezmar) May 17, 2017
Girl, who has requested her name be kept out of the public eye, admitted to using her mobile device during the first 15 minutes of the movie. However, she claims she only sent a couple of messages because her best friend was in need of counseling after breaking up with her boyfriend. After Vezmar asked her to leave, she simply complied.
Pragmatically Speaking, He Lost $17,35
When the movie ended and Vezmar’s date was still MIA, the man got mad and decided to ask for his money back. Girl refused to reimburse him for the ticket price because “he took her out on a date.” The man then filed a small claim suit.
Brandon Vezmar wants his money back from the “first date from hell.” https://t.co/72susZdVEn
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 17, 2017
Ever since the story broke out, the internet divided into two camps. Those supporting the man’s actions, and those accusing him of male entitlement. However, irony seems to elude the latter as they accuse him of male entitlement for expecting a woman to see a movie they both agree to go to and for which he paid, but applaud Girl for refusing to pay for her ticket because “he took her out on a date.”
Hi do you know what women consider a date from hell, one where they are in physical danger https://t.co/i7KEkCwaj6
— Alisha Rai (@AlishaRai) May 17, 2017
Now, if the date didn’t actually happen because she chose her phone over the movie, doesn’t her statement become null? The internet’s eyes are fixed on the court’s ruling. Which side are you on?
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