“I purchased these movie tickets in advance because the movie was sold out, or selling out, everywhere.
Approximately 15 minutes into the movie, Vezmar’s date “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages,” according to the complaint. Taking her car with her, his date decided to bail and leave him behind.
Incensed, Vezmar insisted that either she stop or leave the theater. His date, for her part, insists in a statement to the Statesman that “I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody.
That was an assumption she made, because she believes that those are the rules of the game. She’s taken advantage of someone else’s courtesy and generosity.” her to acknowledge him, respond to him and allow him to dictate the terms under which she’s allowed to behave.
Even when Tim League offered to comp him the price of a ticket, Vezmar didn’t accept.
I feel sorry that I hurt his feelings badly enough that he felt he needed to commit so much time and effort into seeking revenge.
I hope one day he can move past this and find peace in his life. pic.twitter.com/uf NR4GFfuf — Brandon Vezmar (@Brandon Vezmar) May 17, 2017“I think that this was probably a really great date for her. She seemed to be having a great time up until the point when I asked her to stop texting.
He had made his desires clear: he wants the money from “If she called me up right now—and didn’t even apologize—and just said, ‘Here’s your for the movie ticket, I recognize that you bought me a ticket and that ticket was not mine, and after what I did with it I was supposed to compensate you for the ticket,’ this would be over,” he said.
“ Part of what makes talking about this issue difficult is how easy it is to get distracted by the surface details – texting during a movie, how awful – and ignoring the larger pattern of social behavior.
One consequence of these “rules” is that all too often, women who advocate for their own safety or act on their instincts are told that their behavior is “rude” or “inconsiderate”.
Leaving a bad date when someone’s attitude or behavior sets off one’s Spidey-sense becomes something that must be bad behavior – he didn’t mean it that way, or he must have been driven to it. Instead of eating the cost of the ticket, chalking things up to a learning experience and complaining to his friends over beers, Vezmar sunk hundreds of dollars and untold days into a tantrum.
On Wednesday, May 17th, Austinite Brandon Vezmar became a new Internet sensation. Film Twitter errupted into rapturous applause; they had finally found the hero they had been waiting for.