64. This Seat Is Taken
So, I decided that I wanted to go see The Martian today. I took the bus and ended up showing up 50 minutes early. So I was the only one in the theater for a good 25 minutes, so I took my time picking out my ideal spot.
I decided to go to the bathroom before the movie, so I didn’t miss anything. On my way back with a soft pretzel in hand, I see a woman with her kids, and she’s moving all of my stuff to a different seat so she and her kids can take my spot. I stomach it, grab my stuff and move to a different spot.
While I’m sitting there eating my pretzel, I notice her and her kids all going to the bathroom. I seize the opportunity. I run, grab all their stuff, and move it to seats right in front of the entrance so they’ll see it as soon they walk in.
I then reclaim my rightful place in my perfect spot. The lady comes in, sees her stuff, looks at me, connects the dots, and now has been shooting the occasional bad glance from the front row, and every other spot filled up.