When I entered the movie house yesterday, there was a fight.
Basing it on how the conversations of the two characters involved in this story went, let’s just call them Black and White. That was the colors of their shirts. Black sat behind me and White was sitting on the lane behind Black. White was with a girl, who placed her feet on the chairs in front of her. Black got annoyed and told the girl to put her feet down. And then, White confronted Black saying that she should not shout a girl.
They were going in circles. Black said that she doesn’t own the girl any explanation, because since it was a movie house, as etiquette, the girl’s feet must stay on the ground and not everywhere else. However, White was irritated because Black was shouting at his girl.
Both of them have their points. However, they were both unstoppable.
I was still enjoying my hotdog sandwich when a girl shouted that, “Ikaw kasi (Black) sumasagot ka pa, tumahimik ka na, para sa ating lahat, nakakahiya. Ikaw din Sir (White), tumigil na kayo, hindi na matatapos ito.” At that moment, I want to give the girl a hug. She sat besides Black and she was brave enough to even tell her companion that.
Yeah, the conversation was stupid. But its human nature that we always tend to make things complicated. Thinking that it all started with forgotten movie etiquette, tsk tsk. I’m ashamed of the girl who missed her manners; however, I am proud of the girl who strive for peace. J
I always believe in standing for what you believe is right. I am also aware that you should voice out your concern when something is wrong. But like any war, it is also important that you choose your own battles.