A Man Sues His Date Over ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Texting and the Film’s Director Gives His Verdict

It’s traditionally considered polite to put your phone away when you’re at the movies. Flexibility on what happens when that piece of movie theater etiquette tends to be a personal thing and for one Texas man, it’s the sort of thing he’s suing over. Who is he suing, you ask? A friendly bootlegger? One of them scary gizmo-holding millennials? Alexander Graham Bell? Well, it’s his date and this is not just a scheme to get a second date.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Brandon Vezma of Austin is suing the date he went with to a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because she wouldn’t stop texting during the movie. He’s seeking $17.31 for the movie ticket and he’s going to small claims court to get those Drax dollars back.