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My hometown is Lucknow and I work here as well. As usual, for a light weekend, I with my sister and another female friend decided to go for a movie. We chose a posh mall for the show and booked tickets in advance through internet booking. The seat adjacent to the three of us was single vacant. We were not expecting anyone to fill up believing that no one would be coming alone for a movie. But there was this disgusting guy who came to ruin our evening. My friend was the first victim as she was sitting adjacent to him. It was a 3D movie. The guy was continuously removing his 3D glasses and peeping towards my friend. After sometime, he was literally leaning over her. She got uncomfortable and shifted towards my side. I noticed it then but thought its some idiot and ignored it for the moment. Then he murmured to my friend “ye movie khatam kab hogi”? She shrugged and ignored. Then she was talking to me about some scene in the movie and he leaned over and commented on her comment. My friend got up and went to the restroom. Since I knew she won’t be able to retaliate because of her soft nature, I decided to exchange seats with her. After 5 minutes, he leaned over me too. I spoke up quite audible “Kuch problem hai? Seedhe nahi baith sakte ho?” He said in an accent “Oh..I am so sorry”. I said.. “You should be”. He answered back saying “Don’t talk to me in that tone”. And I replied.. “You’ll teach me how to talk”. He faced away from me and abused “BITCH”!! And that is when I got highly furious…I shouted “What did you just call me???” He faced me and he went all blue. He said “I didn’t call you anything”. I asked him to speak up on my face again. But he didn’t. I went in such a foul mood that I gave my bag to my sister and went out of the hall. I was expecting some ticket-checker or guard near the gate whom I could call. But unfortunately no one was there. I was standing out of the hall for around 20 minutes and was so upset with the abusing part that I could not think of the obvious to go to a snacks counter and call their manager atleast. My friend messaged me by then to ask if we should leave from the movie. I asked her to stay back. And then I cam back too. Probably the guy thought that I have complained so he sat straight. The movie was about to finish in another half an hour. During the last 10 minutes, he leaned over again. And I did not fight back!! God knows why??? I am so furious over myself of being such a coward! Incidents more severe than this have happened to me in the past but I have always take some appropriate action. As the movie finished, I waited for the guy to follow us down so that I may now seek the help from the guard visible downstairs. But as soon as the movie finished, that jerk ran away and went from the other exit. I would never be able to forgive myself for not retaliating back to that humiliation..!!!
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