Sunday, March 9, 2014

I Bet You Won't Wear Shorts To The Movie Theater Again!

I Bet You Won't Wear Shorts To The Movie Theater Again!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.... Summer of 2013.................................................................

You wear shorts to the movie theater... you have some open places on your skin ... maybe you skinned your knee; got scratched on the leg... you know, that sort of thing.  I wanted to share some things with you... that I really never thought about.

Chances are... you never thought of them... either.  I bet you'll never look at a movie theater seat the same again... after you read what I tell you... I have learned.

Oh... you'll think of your little children... and want to protect them from the dangers, also.  Who would have thought?

I'm not an expert on what I'm going to tell you.  So, if you want, you can research this online.  You could Google about 20/20, and about what's 'really on your seat' at the theater.  I saw this on 20/20 last night.  I thought about how we don't think of these things... when we really need to.

Samples were taken from numerous theater seats by swabbing them... to see what germs lurked on them.  You'd be shocked to know what they found!  I have to say I was 'glued' to the tv until I found out.  I knew it would be 'bad'....

Your seat, and armrest and other places in the theater are contaminated with germs ... before you came.

They found that bacteria commonly found in human feces, and in yeast... bacteria that was usually in cattle and soil.

Not only that... some people have... sex ... in the theater while the movie is going on.  The owner of the movie theater said he'd throw someone out texting ... and not throw people out if they were having sex.  Why?  Because when one texts... he said it was like someone holding a flashlight in someone's face.  This would disturb people more than... people having sex.

So, you know ... there could be... more 'stuff' on the seats... or on the... floor.  Not only that... you know how some people sit, pick ... their nose?  I won't say anymore... my stomach feels queasy.  Think about your little children touching the seats, armrests...

They said there weren't any laws to govern how often the theater seats have to be cleaned.  Who ever thought about these things... when you go to the movie... your mind is on the movie.

I thought this interesting... the movie theater owner said he 'piped in the popcorn smell directly from an exhaust pipe leading to the popcorn machine!  Now, you know 'why' you smell popcorn all the way to the auditorium you are sitting in!

So, when eating popcorn... don't let that hand touch anything in the theater... use the other hand if you touch 'bad' things.  Keep your eating hand for only the 'good' things to keep from getting germs in your mouth.  They recommended holding the 'good hand'... up.

I wanted to share this with my readers... because I was thinking you might have been like me... not aware of something so ... important that we all need to know.

Oh..... my friend, &katLnhat on Bubblews reminded of something I completely forgot to add here... one can catch bedbugs off the seats... off other people!

I bet you won't wear shorts to the movie theater again!

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  1. Dear Gloria, After catching the darn stomach flu for the 2nd time in a month, and ER visit yesterday I think I am wearing rubber gloves to go to grocery store. I went to hospital for Physcial Therapy so that might be another spot, but I purelled my hands after that visit. But after store visit the hand santitizer's I have in my car have been frozen all winter!! They may defrost by May :(...So I chanced it and washed my hands as soon as I got home, but it didn't matter within 48 hours I was seriously ill again. So gloves will be worn at all grocery or dept stores I shall carefully visit only as needed. You theater blog has been very interesting and I am happy to say I do not go, ( maybe once every 2 years), as they are to expensive and I will wait a few months for video. Be Well my Friend...

  2. Wow!! I never thought of those things! You are right---I will never wear shorts to the movie theater again. Not only that, I probably won't eat anymore popcorn there either! Thanks for the info. Love, Ms. Nancy