This Guy Is Suing His Date For Texting At The Movies, Is More Extra Than All Of Us

by Candice Jalili
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If you thought you had the worst bad-date story ever, think AGAIN.

A woman in Austin is literally being sued by 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar for texting during their movie date.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Vezmar claimed in his petition that his date “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages" throughout their 3-D viewing of Chris Pratt and Zoë Saldana's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.

Vezmar is apparently asking for the $17.31 he spent on her movie ticket, along with the $4 he spent on her slice of pizza.

If you, like most logical people with healthy temperaments, are wondering why Vezmar cares SO much about his date shooting a few texts throughout the movie, you have to understand that he hates people who text in movie theaters... like a lot.

In his court petition, he made the argument that her behavior is a "threat to civil society." In an interview with the American-Statesman, he explained, “It was kind of a first date from hell. [Texting] is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”

The date was no walk in the park for the 35-year-old woman he's now suing, either. Her friend had just gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, and she was doing her best to support her friend via text, while still not disturbing the other people watching the movie.

As far as she was concerned, she was doing a pretty good job at it, too. She told the American-Statesman in a phone call, “I had my phone low and I wasn't bothering anybody. It wasn't like constant texting.”

But Vezmar's complaints about her texting, in addition to the fact that he allegedly kept contacting both his date and even her sister to ask for his money back, left her feeling a little unsafe. Vezmar, however, claims he did not contact his date's sister.

The way he sees it, he did his part by asking her to leave the theater to take care of her texting. (She claims she needed to be texting, as her best friend had just gotten into an argument with her boyfriend.)

Vezmar's date did leave the theater, but the only problem is, she didn't come back. And she was his ride.

Needless to say, Vezmar's date didn't agree to pay him back for the date, and now, she has this lawsuit to deal with.

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has even gotten involved in the now-viral story, tweeting his own two cents on the matter:

You know, I really hoping he was joking, but clearly, you can't be too sure these days...

Citations: This Man Is Suing His Date For Texting During Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Refinery29), 'THIS IS CRAZY': Austin man sues date for texting during movie (Austin American-Statesman)