Skip to comments.Man answers cell phone twice during local show, told off by famed "Star Wars" actress
Posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by TSgt
A man learned the hard way that you dont take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.
Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, had her one-woman performance of Wishful Drinking interrupted twice (you read right, twice) Saturday at the Victoria Theatre by a cell phone user.
A man near the front row apparently couldnt resist the urge to answer two calls.
Fisher laughed it off when the man answered the phone in the shows first act, asking if his wife was in labor or something, Diane Schoeffler-Warren, a spokeswoman for the Victoria Association, said.
She was not in a laughing mood when he answered it again in the second act, Warren said.
The man left the theater with Fisher and her sharp tongue on his heels.
She told him how rude he was, Warren said. She handled it with humor, but at the same time, she called him out.
To Fishers apparent surprise, the man later returned to his seat, another audience member told me.
After the show, Fisher said that was the most disrespectful thing shed ever experienced at a performance, Warren said.
Warren found the whole thing puzzling.
It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, Warren said. I dont know any one that important.
This isnt the first time noise at a performance has caused controversy in recent months.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Neal Gittleman bounced a wailing baby from a performance in January.
A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another.
They really need to develop all-wireless-frequency jammers to be turned on during performances.
If a surgeon misses his on call...oh well.(How can someone so important attend a show anyhow?)
That’s a keeper. Good on ya!
I’ve been doing the “toilet sounds” thing for months, but they just don’t get it. Gas noises, screams, and repeated “courtesy flushes”. People dense enough to chat while crapping need more direct measures.
Or ‘You’re Breaking My Heart’ by Nilsson.
There's an app for that? ;)
I always make a point to rip one as loud as I can if I hear somebody on their cell phone in the bathroom.
The goal is to make the person on the other side of the phone call hear it, and question.
If there isn’t there should be. Just for the irony of having a phone app with the goal of getting people to not use their phones.
Myself and 20 other people were turned and looking at this woman. It was so maddening I had to get up and leave. She didn't get the hint. She was rude and absolutely oblivious that she was being selfish and rude.
Turns out she is one of the lead Tea Party Coordinators in the state of Colorado. I left that group too when I found out.
< / Rant >
Here’s another one that made me laugh
Lets see, people drive down the highways at 75 miles per hour texting and dialing phone numbers causing mass death and injury but were supposed to get excited and or annoyed about someone interrupting a celebrity play acting?
good grief! she ate Jabba the Hut!
My cellphone and I broke up for about a week
But then we got back together -
And the makeup text was fantastic.
That’s why I yell “WHY ARE YOU USING A CELL PHONE WHILE SITTING ON THE TOILET !!!”
I bet we could return to the system fairly easily - most doctors have a message service that would have the theatre number. Doctor's generally do not give their cell numbers to patients (well, mine does, but that's another story).
And the guys in the control room deliberately let it go out?
May have been a Bush43 press conference or the like.
Perfect! I was looking to see if anyone had posted that. If not, I was ready .....
Has anyone been to a public venue, from a high school play to a Broadway show, or a court room, that hasn’t been preceded by an announcement to turn off cell phones ?
No, neither belongs at a performance
An un-airbrushed, normal size human being. - We all get old; we all gonna die some day if the Lord tarries.
Only about 3% of the world’s population is genetically geared to be skinny. So, those of us who can’t afford all the bells and whistles to fight it are just who we are. Trying to live life as an airbrushed photograph of a 21 year old would be TIRESOME. - Many of the plastic women tend to finally begin looking like female impersonators with plastic saline bags stuck on their chests.
Told hubby that if he can catch any of those “perfect” old girlfriends between husbands, AND git ‘em; hop to it! I try to be fairly clean and neat, but phony glamor, forget it! Six months would do him with them, too, before he’d soon be disabusing them of thinking they’re hot.
Twinkie the Realistic
It's also a great ring tone.
LOL! That was funny.
“And the one who brings a baby to a public event is the biggest jerk of them all.”
Are you “that person” who gives the evil eye to parents on plane flights?
I myself work in IT and am call 24/7. My users often need help and I can usually fix their problem quickly. If I had to go cell phoneless, then I would just have to stay home.
Cell phones have opened up the world to those of us who are on call. I think that one person is not more important than anyone else. If a friend I took to lunch walked out on me because I took a call, well then that would be my last lunch with that friend.
I was at a wake when a Catholic Deacon was giving the funeral rites at the funeral home when two cell phones went off with the second call resulting in a conversation that you could practically hear over the Deacon. It was horrific.
It’s a good thing it wasn’t a family member of mine in the casket.
>>- We all get old; we all gonna die some day if the Lord tarries.<<
Oh man — you win the Word Of The Week with “tarries” used properly in a sentence!!!!
Of course the opposite is “in the bye and by” (my spelling) :)
>>I was at a wake when a Catholic Deacon was giving the funeral rites at the funeral home when two cell phones went off with the second call resulting in a conversation that you could practically hear over the Deacon. It was horrific.<<
I can’t help but think of if it was accidentally left in the deceased’s pocket.
Caller: HEY JOE, HOWZIT GOING!
C: Yo dude, I know I owe you the hundred — I’ll pay it when I get my tax return!
C: OK, I know it was wrong of me to sleep with your wife, but we were both drunk and she threw herself at me. You said it was all OK.
C: Yeah, I know you are worried about that little mortgage scam we pulled. Not to worry, my lips are sealed.
C: Oh yeah? You givin’ me the silent treatment? DROP DEAD!
(TV phone busy signal)
what about cell phones used to go on Freerepublic?
Or post video of politicians and unionistas behaving badly?
But her skin tone is wrong for black. Like in that photo -- black makes her look sallow and hard.
Have you seen it? I think Carrie Fischer has a real gift for comedy.
And I agre 100% on your sentence for the guy who took the callS, plural. What a jackass!
The problem is not primarily with the technology, but rather the fact that some people refuse to be discrete in their use of it (though there are a few technological tweaks that could be helpful). Actually, I would think that with some technological tweaks one could construct/program a cell phone such that a theater patron could communicate during a show without anyone being the wiser. Combine a headphone with a means of silently responding by touch only. No light to disturb other patrons, and no noise except the sound in the earpiece (which, being inside the earpiece, could be essentially inaudible to everyone else).
LOL!! I saw that picture, too, and see that in THAT one, she’s wearing very dark brown, so it warms the tone of her skin. I have the same kind of skin tone as Fisher ...! Dark brown is MY “black.” It’s what I wear to occasions where black is the “correct” choice. And I get compliments, whereas when I used to wear black, nobody but NOBODY ever said, “You look gorgeous!” I think Carrie is still a pretty gal, and I’m glad she’s still using her talents to make people laugh.
The other day I was doing some shopping, and there was a man pushing a cart, with his little daughter in tow. He was talking on his cell phone. About twenty minutes later, I passed them again. He was still yapping, and the little girl looked forlorn. He could have been enjoying the time with his kid, but he couldn’t put down that infernal phone.
One of my favorite things is, when trying to get past someone who’s yapping on a phone and they don’t hear your “excuse me”, say it again——this time loudly enough to make them jump out of their skin.
nope. the show must go on.
The song is “Bad Case of Lovin’ You”. The song “Doctor, Doctor” is from Thompson Twins.
In Toronto the subway drivers text while controlling a hurtling subway
Actually I think she lost a lot of that weight. She was on Nutra System, or Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers or something.
I am constantly amazed by the rudeness cell phones seem to bring out of even older adults who should know better.
Then how do you expalin the Secret Service?
I almost peed myself laughing when I saw the above... Was hoping it'd catch on as a meme, but it's a bit obscure for those who can't read sheet music...
Why can't these people just get up and LEAVE THE ROOM, as a courtesy to the other PAYING GUESTS?
She looks like Jabba-The-Hut’s Wife, in that pic; very unhealthy. I hope she’s gotten healthy, again.
Doing that would cause a certain amount of disruption. If someone needs to actually speak on the phone, the person should get up and leave. On the other hand, if a phone allowed a person to listen to the caller on an earpiece and give a few simple responses to questions by silently pushing buttons without removing his phone from his pocket, a person who had to be on call for certain situations might be able to address them with less disruption than would result from the person's leaving the room. An anticipated scenario would be when a person attending some computer equipment observes an out-of-the-ordinary condition, which can "probably" be solved a certain way, while the person who is in charge of the equipment is at a concert or other such event. The person attending the equipment could describe the symptoms and the expected fix (or possibly a small number of possible fixes), and the person in charge could indicate that he should (1) go ahead with a fix, (2) hang up and expect a phone call very shortly; or (3) hang up, expect to be called back after some length of time. In short, the idea would be to avoid having the person leave the room (which would cause some disruption for the other concert-goers) for calls which weren't important enough to justify it.