But even if she did feel that way, that it was because of something sinister, jumping down her throat for it just seems OTT to me. Challenge it for sure, but I think it's possible to do that without being hostile.
Like I said, a bit of clarity around the OPs sentiments would help understand where she's coming from.
I think sometimes we may use words that aren't exactly what we feel/think because we don't know what else to use at the time.
I took it as more a 'what if my baby cries and people get mad' kind of feeling or 'I won't feel comfortable feeding' kind of feeling.
I think the OP needs clarification but the OP is probably not comfortable coming back to explain.
OP - I think some good info has come out of this. Some people do go to the sessions as they are cheaper/better times - I think some people also prefer that the volume is quieter and the cinema isn't as dark.
They are (or should be) aware that there can be babies. And of course babies can cry. So try and eelax and enjoy it - do your own thing. If someone complains tell them to speak to an employee and ignore.
Totally agree with Moxy
If someone was to confront you then the environment in its nature makes it very difficult.
The fact that you have your baby in your arms makes you vulnerable as you need to protect them.
The fact that none of these people in the theatre appear to have kids ( as they weren't the right demographic and yes I'm stereotyping here) also means they may not be aware of what to expect. Whilst I'm not a people pleaser I also don't want my children to disturb others so I was uncomfortable
I think you have every right to feel however you felt without being put down for feeling that way.
For the record, I would not feel the same as you as in feeling threatened or anything, but I would think it was a little bit odd and would immediately assume that the people selling the tickets had forgotten to say "you do realise it's a babes in arms session don't you?" as they should be doing.
I would feel uncomfortable, not because of feeling like the people were sinister, but because my social anxiety would mean that I would be worried that my child would annoy the other people. I wouldn't be able to enjoy the movie myself, because I would be stressing about possibilities of what may happen if my kid were to make noise (would I get dirty looks, told to shut my child up, rude comments made that I could hear, etc). It's why I haven't and will never take my kids to the cinema until they are able to sit and quietly watch a movie, without getting distracted or fidgety. I couldn't handle the stress it would put me under.
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