Lost In The Cinema.


Don't people know the alphabet anymore?

Into the cinema they come,

Up to the balcony,

With rows A to E,

Numbered one to twentyeight.

They find their row,

And then look at the next row,

As if they don't know

They are right.

Then they can't count,

And start at the wrong end

Of the row.

Are people no longer educated?

Or are they getting too old

To remember?

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 5th, 2023 02:13
  • Comment from author about the poem: We go to the cinema very regularly and see this so often where people cannot distinguish where their seat are and all there are in the circle are five rows designated A to E, clearly written at the end of each row and each seat is clearly numbered one to twenty-eight. These people wander around as if they are completely lost and completely ignorant.
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  • orchidee

    Some churches have numbered pews - from days of old when folk paid to rent-a-pew.
    Anyone in their pew would get a dirty look and get turfed out.
    A couple of pews even had curtains - so people could draw them and doze during the sermon? Doh!

    • Doggerel Dave

      Orchi - how do you know they wern't getting up to other mischief???

      • orchidee

        Erm, the curtained pews could only fit one person!

      • 4 more comments

      • Doggerel Dave

        Not often I go for nostalgia (you do, Andy - but I'm not all that keen), but I go for the days of yore when, on the purchase of a ticket, I was deemed enough of a responsible adult to go into the cinema auditorium and chose my own seat given the following parameters: distance of the screen having determined the dimensions of said screen and proximity to other patrons (Eccentric, I know but I prefer to not compete with the armrest with a total stranger throughout a two hour film, nor have some lout in the row behind kick me in the back whenever it took his fancy).........Thus endeth my rant of the day...😇!!!

        • Goldfinch60

          Yes that was 'back in the day' Dave, now you get numbered tickets and have specific seats, at our local cinema I always try and book the same seats, at leas we know where they are! LOL


          • Doggerel Dave

            You are a man of fixed habits, mate who is prepared to accept whatever arbitrary restrictions any large powerful company decides to impose upon you. I go to various cinemas, including a multiplex, where auditoriums there are of varying sizes, depending on the film I wish to see.
            Do not focus on the poor buggers attempting to negotiate that in their own way - join them and protest - tear up the carpets and slash the seats................😇!!!

          • Eugene S.

            Honestly, I think that humanity is becoming detached somehow. Lack of experience, ignorance of any kind of structures, a past long forgotten...
            all of the above.

            • Goldfinch60

              So true Eugene, people just do not seem the know things any more.


            • Dove

              I say its the darkness...

              • Goldfinch60

                This happens while the lights are on as well Dove.


              • Christina8

                Wow, I haven't had this experience but I do not go often...great write though!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Christina, it is quite common in our local cinema.


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