But 37 yr old Brandon Vezmar is not most men. Brandon went out on a date with a 35 yr old lady. Things didn't go well.
AUSTIN - An Austin man is suing a woman for $17.31 after she allegedly texted throughout their movie date and left him at the theater, according to court documents. According to the documents, Brandon Vezmar met the Round Rock woman on Bumble, a dating app. They went on a first date to a movie theater to see "Guardians of the Galaxy." During the movie, Vezmar claims that she opened her phone between 10 and 20 times to read and send text messages.
This, Vezmar claims, is in "direct violation of the theater's police" and adversely affected "the viewing experience of Plaintiff and others." "I said 'listen, your texting is driving me a little nuts' and she said 'I can't not text my friend.' I said 'maybe you can take it outside to the lobby, I've seen people get kicked out movies for this," Vezmar explained.
The woman took his advice and left the theater, but did not come back. Vezmar is suing for compensation for the defendant's movie ticket, but he said the "principle is important as Defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society."
KVUE spoke with the woman at the center of the lawsuit, who gave the following statement:
I did have a very brief date with Brandon, that I chose to end prematurely. His behavior made me extremely uncomfortable, and I felt I needed to remove myself from the situation for my own safety. He has escalated the situation far past what any mentally healthy person would. 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.
What's ironic about this is that Brandon is an apparent Trump supporter who has lauded Trump for standing up against the grievance industry. So now he's pursuing a grievance of $17.31 in court? Are the courts really the place to adjudicate every little harm that men and women do to each other? Although I get how a man would be annoyed if his date was not paying attention to him or the common activity they were supposed to be enjoying, I'm not sure how taking someone to court makes any difference here. But then I guess some people can get on your nerves to the point that you will look for any way to strike out. Getting left without a ride can make anyone lose their religion. And rude people who insist upon pulling out their smartphones at theaters despite all the signs and announcements beseeching them not to do that aren't the kind of people I want to hang around. I do think that if you are out with someone you owe that person your attention, absent some sort of family emergency. And no, your girlfriend fighting with her significant other doesn't count. The main "crime" though is leaving Brandon at the theater without a ride home. That is a pretty cold thing to do. Of course his date is stating Brandon made her feel unsafe. Who can say.