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Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 03:05 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: An Australian woman charged with assault after trying to shush and American moviegoer who was on a mobile phone has been fined $176.

Pauline Clayton was in Texas on holidays when she decided to catch Australian
actor Heath Ledger's movie Brockback Mountain last week.

Halfway through the picture, a woman film patron took a mobile phone call, and began talking.

Annoyed by the disruption, Ms Clayton, a former Sunshine Coast councillor, put her finger to her mouth, signalling for the woman to shush, then touched her on the shoulder twice.

The other woman then stood up and began shouting expletives at Ms Clayton before storming out of the cinema.

Police arrived and escorted Ms Clayton from the theatre.

The maligned woman told officers Ms Clayton "had been invading her private space" and accused the Australian of assault.

Police susequently arrested Ms Clayton and charged her with assault. Ms Clayton was fined $176.

!!! :rolleyes: :haha: :haha: :haha: what a hoot!!! I reckon the chick on the mobile should have been counter-sued for noise polution!!:eek:

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 03:41 AM
I just saw it on the news - that's so bloody ridiculous, and so damned American! :lol:

Solitaire
Feb 16th, 2006, 06:54 AM
What does being American have to do with it? This could happen anywhere. Death to America!

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 06:59 AM
What does being American have to do with it? This could happen anywhere. Death to America!

yeah, it could happen anywhere, but I don't think it's likely that someone's gonna go off their nut in many places for someone tapping them on the shoulder... ;)

Alicia Rocks
Feb 16th, 2006, 07:17 AM
:haha:

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 16th, 2006, 07:22 AM
I wonder if the person on the phone was anyone who posts here. :tape:

PamShriverRockz
Feb 16th, 2006, 07:47 AM
Insane!
I hate it when people talk in the cinema. Or eat loudly. Or kick the back of your seat. ARGH! ;)

Solitaire
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:02 AM
yeah, it could happen anywhere, but I don't think it's likely that someone's gonna go off their nut in many places for someone tapping them on the shoulder... ;)

I'm surprised that poor lady wasen't shot. :tape:

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:04 AM
I'm surprised that poor lady wasen't shot. :tape:

oh come on - America is the most litigious society - it doesn't surprise me that this happened there... don't worry, Australia's fast catching up anyway!

Solitaire
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:08 AM
oh come on - America is the most litigious society - it doesn't surprise me that this happened there... don't worry, Australia's fast catching up anyway!


This is true. As a matter of fact I'm thinking of suing u right now. :lol: ;)

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:11 AM
This is true. As a matter of fact I'm thinking of suing u right now. :lol: ;)

good luck! :p

kes
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:50 AM
sorry, but - americans!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

(my gf is american, so i do love some of them - lol)

Martian KC
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Insane!
I hate it when people talk in the cinema. Or eat loudly. Or kick the back of your seat. ARGH! ;)

Or start smooching right in front of you.:rolleyes:

Andy.
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:18 AM
What a complete joke what has the world come to.

skanky~skanketta
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:38 AM
wtf?!she should counter sue as someone in here mentioned. counter sue simply cuz the woman was a bitch. emotional distress.

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:41 AM
wtf?!she should counter sue as someone in here mentioned. counter sue simply cuz the woman was a bitch. emotional distress.

:yeah: :lol:

Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:49 AM
:wavey: She paid $176 dollars...but some crap arse magazine here will prolly pay her 25,000 for her story, think I'll head to the states and "assault" movie-goers. Guys this was seriously on the major news bulletins!!!! Instant fame!!!:lol:

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:52 AM
:wavey: She paid $176 dollars...but some crap arse magazine here will prolly pay her 25,000 for her story, think I'll head to the states and "assault" movie-goers. Guys this was seriously on the major news bulletins!!!! Instant fame!!!:lol:

yup - it was on our ch7 news this morning! :lol:

Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 09:56 AM
yup - it was on our ch7 news this morning! :lol:

I know...either we are short of news or keep hanging on the old story of "America being controversial". I feel sorry for the people of America because it wasn't portrayed very well in the media here, and 90% of Americans I have met on the net have been very down to earth and lovely. :wavey: I always have accomodation should I ever go visit the states ;) From Reno to Long Island...just have to cook for them LOL :lol:

controlfreak
Feb 16th, 2006, 10:16 AM
This is exactly why I always carry a small sachet of Anthrax with me when I go to the cinema :rolleyes:

Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 10:46 AM
This is exactly why I always carry a small sachet of Anthrax with me when I go to the cinema :rolleyes:

:lol: :tape: I thought people still threw Jaffa's, now we throw anthrax? LOL:scared: Not going to the cinema when I go there....already seen Demons the movie LOL:lol:

F-R-E-A-K
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:14 AM
She may has well have shoved the phone up the Yank's ass, and be sued for a reason! :)

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:16 AM
She may has well have shoved the phone up the Yank's ass, and be sued for a reason! :)

she wasn't actually sued - just fined, but it's still pretty ridiculous! ;)

Wigglytuff
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Insane!
I hate it when people talk in the cinema. Or eat loudly. Or kick the back of your seat. ARGH! ;)
seriously, talking on the cell in a movie theather should be a punishable offence!!!

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:19 AM
seriously, talking on the cell in a movie theather should be a punishable offence!!!

:yeah: It's really rude! ;) How can people not understand that?

Kart
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:59 AM
That's quite ridiculous but I'd imagine the woman did more than just touch her on the shoulder twice to get the fine.

Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM
That's quite ridiculous but I'd imagine the woman did more than just touch her on the shoulder twice to get the fine.

:wavey: Kart she demonstrated how she did it.....it was the most peaceful way....we had re-inactments and all (after those other photo's coming eeeekkk:eek: )....she was someone who deserved the right to watch the movie the whole way!!!!

She's paid 170 odd dollars....seen half the movie....and will be convicted if she "does the same" or has a "traffic violation" in the next 60 days??? Fuck off!!! LMAO!!!! :lol: Why people don't go to America mate!!! I Still will....love the roughness of the system....kinda like Back To The Future 3 ;)

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 16th, 2006, 03:36 PM
What does being American have to do with it? This could happen anywhere. Death to America!

AMEN..i do not blame that women for complaining. Who wants another persons FINGER near your mouth..eww...well, unless its HEATH LEDGERS :hearts: :lol: :p

Infiniti2001
Feb 16th, 2006, 03:44 PM
I don't condone the woman blabbering on her cellphone, but in all honesty the Aussi is wrong for touching her. What if the cellphone culprit had a short temper, and decided to physically assualt her right there at the cinema? :shrug:

timafi
Feb 16th, 2006, 04:02 PM
wtf?!she should counter sue as someone in here mentioned. counter sue simply cuz the woman was a bitch. emotional distress.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :worship: :worship: :worship:

griffin
Feb 16th, 2006, 04:07 PM
:wavey: Kart she demonstrated how she did it.....it was the most peaceful way....

You don't think she might have been a slightly biased source of information, do you? :lol:

fyi - the PhoneBitch has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Kirt12255
Feb 16th, 2006, 04:36 PM
[QUOTE=griffin]You don't think she might have been a slightly biased source of information, do you? :lol:

fyi - the PhoneBitch has been charged with disorderly conduct.[/QUO

Justice!!!! Sorry but I would have been ruder than that....I pay good money to see a film and have some arrogant cow decide she can take business calls?:rolleyes: I would have ripped the phone from her and thrown it to the first isle....especially with that movie!!! Havn't seen it yet.

As a race of people we have lost our manners....being fined for that?? Gimme a break. What a selfish-prick of dirty condom society we have become.

Watch the movie....respect other people that have a valid ticket....turn your'e mobile phone off LOL!!!.......... It can wait 2 hours....your'e world will not corrode because you don't take A call lol :lol:

Kunal
Feb 16th, 2006, 05:25 PM
that is beyond crazy

Kunal
Feb 16th, 2006, 05:32 PM
zoo dumb

IndieBoi
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:13 PM
I experienced similar rudeness at the Riverview in Philly many times. On time, these buch of thug-ettes kept commenting on the movie as itwas progressing. People around them shushed them to no avail. At some point one of the girls' phone rang, and to my disbelief she actually accepted the call and started talking abt how she was in a movie theater watching whatever (I can't recall the movie). So this guy yelled to them, excuse me! and the girl screamed back, "excuse you!! why don't YOU shut up!! LOL, what an animal thug!! I only went back to the Zoo when a movie I'd want to watch didn't play at the Ritz theaters or at Penn.

IndieBoi
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:16 PM
wtf?!she should counter sue as someone in here mentioned. counter sue simply cuz the woman was a bitch. emotional distress.


she should! while in Rome...

IndieBoi
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:18 PM
AMEN..i do not blame that women for complaining. Who wants another persons FINGER near your mouth..eww...well, unless its HEATH LEDGERS :hearts: :lol: :p


For a taste of Gyllenhall?... I'd take anyone's finger :drool: :drool: :drool:

ys
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Now, try to judge this accident from Shariat point of view.. :lol:

DutchieGirl
Feb 16th, 2006, 11:56 PM
You don't think she might have been a slightly biased source of information, do you? :lol:

fyi - the PhoneBitch has been charged with disorderly conduct.

:haha: suffer to her then! ;)

Rollo
Feb 17th, 2006, 01:36 AM
"Phone bitch" -LOL:lol:

I'm waiting for the day when an inventor creates a machine that sends out lasers to "zap" cell phones that go off in places they shouldn't--like a movie house!

Rocketta
Feb 17th, 2006, 03:49 AM
eh, that's what the people who get paid to work in a movie theater is for....get up and ask for security...Infiniti you're right....you don't put your hands on ANYONE...you don't know if they are crazy or not...actually the Aussie woman was kind of lucky cause I know many a person who would've turned around and tried their best to beat her ass. Actually, the person in my avatar is an example of one of those type people. ;)

DutchieGirl
Feb 17th, 2006, 04:17 AM
eh, that's what the people who get paid to work in a movie theater is for....get up and ask for security...Infiniti you're right....you don't put your hands on ANYONE...you don't know if they are crazy or not...actually the Aussie woman was kind of lucky cause I know many a person who would've turned around and tried their best to beat her ass. Actually, the person in my avatar is an example of one of those type people. ;)

Well it's a bit different than that in Australia! ;)

Dan23
Feb 17th, 2006, 06:27 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: An Australian woman charged with assault after trying to shush and American moviegoer who was on a mobile phone has been fined $176.

Pauline Clayton was in Texas on holidays when she decided to catch Australian
actor Heath Ledger's movie Brockback Mountain last week.

Halfway through the picture, a woman film patron took a mobile phone call, and began talking.

Annoyed by the disruption, Ms Clayton, a former Sunshine Coast councillor, put her finger to her mouth, signalling for the woman to shush, then touched her on the shoulder twice.

The other woman then stood up and began shouting expletives at Ms Clayton before storming out of the cinema.

Police arrived and escorted Ms Clayton from the theatre.

The maligned woman told officers Ms Clayton "had been invading her private space" and accused the Australian of assault.

Police susequently arrested Ms Clayton and charged her with assault. Ms Clayton was fined $176.

!!! :rolleyes: :haha: :haha: :haha: what a hoot!!! I reckon the chick on the mobile should have been counter-sued for noise polution!!:eek:

:haha: :haha:
holy crap thats ridiculous...she should be counter-sued for being plain stupid

tenn_ace
Feb 17th, 2006, 02:11 PM
it's Texas, what did she expect? :rolleyes: :p

Kirt12255
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:21 PM
eh, that's what the people who get paid to work in a movie theater is for....get up and ask for security...Infiniti you're right....you don't put your hands on ANYONE...you don't know if they are crazy or not...actually the Aussie woman was kind of lucky cause I know many a person who would've turned around and tried their best to beat her ass. Actually, the person in my avatar is an example of one of those type people. ;)

LOL!!! :wavey: :rolleyes: Will make sure I don't see a movie in the states then....we are about manners here in Australia...she would have been dealt with in most theatres here for being such a bitch....this lady was over 50 hun!!! Geesh....it's debilitating back here in the arse end of the world to see how we are going to be in 10 years with your'e injection of society into everywhere hun.

Not a pretty thing to watch...we are accepting it...well most of us;)

Rocketta
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:34 PM
LOL!!! :wavey: :rolleyes: Will make sure I don't see a movie in the states then....we are about manners here in Australia...she would have been dealt with in most theatres here for being such a bitch....this lady was over 50 hun!!! Geesh....it's debilitating back here in the arse end of the world to see how we are going to be in 10 years with your'e injection of society into everywhere hun.

Not a pretty thing to watch...we are accepting it...well most of us;)

yeah y'all are all gentile down there...I mean random violence is unthought of. I mean things like violent riots and beating random people on the street would never ever happen there. Nor would harrassing women on a beach....or maybe it's just in a movie theatre where that would never happen. :rolleyes:

oh btw, are Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewett examples of this great society full of manners of which you speak? If so, :o :o :o :o

PaulieM
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:38 PM
she should have just gotten one of the ushers to tell her to shut up. at least then if she gives them him any crap there's a proper procedure to deal with it. :shrug:

Rocketta
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:40 PM
she should have just gotten one of the ushers to tell her to shut up. at least then if she gives them him any crap there's a proper procedure to deal with it. :shrug:

apparently it was her right to put her hands on a perfect stranger because said stranger was being rude. :shrug:

DutchieGirl
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:05 AM
She tapped her shoulder :lol: It's not like she punched the bitch in the mouth or something.

Rocketta
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:51 AM
She tapped her shoulder :lol: It's not like she punched the bitch in the mouth or something.

she didn't tap her on the shoulder to ask her a question, she tapped her on the shoulder to confront the woman...you can believe the lady lightly tapped the cell phone woman if you want but it seems to me the situation was a little more heated than that. Also, there are people who are paid to handle those type situations...why exactly did the lady think it was her place to handle it especially after people probably asked the lady to be quiet and she ignored them? So a situation that was bad....with the rude lady talking on the cell phone got worse.

and I don't for one minute believe the aussie lady just lightly tapped the lady on the shoulder...probably more like two shoves to the shoulder and a few shut-ups. :lol:

PaulieM
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:55 AM
She tapped her shoulder :lol: It's not like she punched the bitch in the mouth or something.
perhaps. but you could just avoid the whole thing and let the appropriate person handle the situation. that way it probably gets resolved faster and you can go back to watching the movie in peace. she would have saved herself the money of the fine and probably quite a bit of time:)

DutchieGirl
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:55 AM
she didn't tap her on the shoulder to ask her a question, she tapped her on the shoulder to confront the woman...you can believe the lady lightly tapped the cell phone woman if you want but it seems to me the situation was a little more heated than that. Also, there are people who are paid to handle those type situations...why exactly did the lady think it was her place to handle it especially after people probably asked the lady to be quiet and she ignored them? So a situation that was bad....with the rude lady talking on the cell phone got worse.

and I don't for one minute believe the aussie lady just lightly tapped the lady on the shoulder...probably more like two shoves to the shoulder and a few shut-ups. :lol:

well even if she did shove her, the rude bitch deserved it! :devil:

It's obviousl we're not gonna agree on this, but I think the phone bitch was rude, and the Aussie had every right to tell her to stfu! ;)

DutchieGirl
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:56 AM
perhaps. but you could just avoid the whole thing and let the appropriate person handle the situation. that way it probably gets resolved faster and you can go back to watching the movie in peace. she would have saved herself the money of the fine and probably quite a bit of time:)

but first you have to FIND the "appropriate person" - or do the cinema's in America have people who work there sitting in an watching all the movies? Coz they sure as heck don't in Australia...so then the Aussie lady would have had to LEAVE the theatre to find someone to come back and tell the lady to stfu, when she could just ask her to stfu herself! ;)

Hayato
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:58 AM
complete overreation...

TF Chipmunk
Feb 20th, 2006, 06:18 AM
wtf?!she should counter sue as someone in here mentioned. counter sue simply cuz the woman was a bitch. emotional distress.
:worship:

gsm
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:36 AM
LOL!!! :wavey: :rolleyes: Will make sure I don't see a movie in the states then....we are about manners here in Australia..
wtf are you talking about, moron! :rolleyes:

gsm
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:39 AM
well even if she did shove her, the rude bitch deserved it!would you liked to be shoved because someone thought you were "rude"?

its obvious, the stupid aussie mole should have kept her hands to herself.

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Hilarious thread. :lol:

DutchieGirl
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:36 PM
would you liked to be shoved because someone thought you were "rude"?

its obvious, the stupid aussie mole should have kept her hands to herself.

I have heard no reports that the phone bitch was "shoved"...

Kirt12255
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:40 PM
wtf are you talking about, moron! :rolleyes:

Well I guess there are exceptions:tape:

Rocketta
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:41 PM
well even if she did shove her, the rude bitch deserved it! :devil:

It's obviousl we're not gonna agree on this, but I think the phone bitch was rude, and the Aussie had every right to tell her to stfu! ;)

sure she had the right to *tell* her to shut up but that doesn't require the use her hands. ;)

and yeah we are confronted with choices that we like neither of all the time so yes after asking the lady to stfu and it not working she should've got up and got an employee. There is usally a security officer located in the lobby or even the ticket takers could help you.

Kirt12255
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:15 PM
yeah y'all are all gentile down there...I mean random violence is unthought of. I mean things like violent riots and beating random people on the street would never ever happen there. Nor would harrassing women on a beach....or maybe it's just in a movie theatre where that would never happen. :rolleyes:

oh btw, are Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewett examples of this great society full of manners of which you speak? If so, :o :o :o :o

Yeah the riots were a terribly sad thing:sad: , but extremely rare here. As for Pat Cash and Lleyton...yeah you have a point there, but we all know Pat Cash threw more stuff up his nose than tennis balls in the air...Lleyton? well...he was dropped on his head as a kid and is still a petchulant child. A more realistic indication of an Aussie if compared to tennis players would be Rafter and Molik. Btw...I'm not sure we should be using tennis players as a comparison...we all know where Mr McEnroe spawned from :tape: ;) . Even I would admit that is not a fair indication of the average person from the States.

RVD
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Hilarious thread. :lol: :lol: :worship: Definitely!
Phone Bitch! That's funny as hell... :lol:

Anyway, in the states, there are usually roaming guards that handle this sort of thing. In fact, I've had to grab a few guards a good many times because of the Phone Bitches and Phone Bastards. :lol: Not to mention the many loud-mouthed gangstas. You just walk out, tell a guard that there is gang activity in the theaters. The guard sits in the theater watching, then pounces. :cool:
Same thing with cell phone abusers.
I love doing that. :yeah:

kiwifan
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:26 AM
In Page 6 (NY Post) there's a story about how Henry Rollins was reported to authorities in Australia...

...for reading a book on Fundamentalism in Islam on a plane to Brisbane. :retard:

Good on ya, Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! :haha:

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/pagesix/pagesix.htm

DutchieGirl
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:38 AM
sure she had the right to *tell* her to shut up but that doesn't require the use her hands. ;)

and yeah we are confronted with choices that we like neither of all the time so yes after asking the lady to stfu and it not working she should've got up and got an employee. There is usally a security officer located in the lobby or even the ticket takers could help you.

:lol: How do you know she wasn't gonna try that when the phone bitch went off at her? ;)

really, I honestly do not see what the big deal about tapping someone on the shoulder is - but then maybe that's a country thing...

PaulieM
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:48 AM
:lol: How do you know she wasn't gonna try that when the phone bitch went off at her? ;)

really, I honestly do not see what the big deal about tapping someone on the shoulder is - but then maybe that's a country thing...
ideally it shouldn't be that big of a deal, but imo it's just generally not a good idea to touch people you don't know, especially in a situation where you're confronting them about some behavior in which they are engaged in that you think is inappropriate. the best is to politely indicate that you don't appreciate what they are doing while keeping your hands to yourself. if that doesn't work, excuse yourself from the situation and get some authority to handle it. that way you avoid misunderstandings, however slight they might be. what's tapping to one person might be more to someone else especially if they're riled up or on the defensive, so just don't bother. save yourself the hassle, and deal with it in a way that can't possibly lend to confusion.

Justeenium
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:55 AM
something doesn't seem right. Who the hell would go to Texas on a holiday?

Justeenium
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:01 AM
yeah y'all are all gentile down there...I mean random violence is unthought of. I mean things like violent riots and beating random people on the street would never ever happen there. Nor would harrassing women on a beach....or maybe it's just in a movie theatre where that would never happen. :rolleyes:

oh btw, are Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewett examples of this great society full of manners of which you speak? If so, :o :o :o :o
LOL owned!