The other day I was at the Nashville game with a couple other people, and the couple in front of us kept leaning forward. After about 5 minutes into the game I politely asked them if they could scoot back so we could see (without leaning forward). They did, but they made a huff about it, and forgot about 10 minutes later when they started leaning forward again. I tried to be polite again, but they seemed to be even more offended.
This continued a couple more times throughout the game and even and they even left for the last 5 minutes of the 2nd period when my friend asked them to lean back.
This does not usually happen, usually the people don't continue leaning forward after asking them nicely once. But if this does happen, could I handle it differently? What do you guys think?
I have this problem basically every game, since the seats in front of me are not STH. And I still haven't found a solution.
At the Nashville game as well and had the same problem with a Mom and her geeky looking son. Obviously no one listens to or at least adheres to the pre-game 1 minute video speal from the Caps players about proper fan etiquette at games.
I know right? I don't have that problem and I'm only 6'.
I keeed I keeed.
I have found a muddle stick quite useful at games along with a good kick to the backs of their heads. I also use the accidental beer spill down their back method and then immediately spin around and yell at the guy behind me.
For all you pacifists or polite people, persistence is really the only way to handle it.
It doesn't matter how tall you are. Leaning forward in your seat obstructs the view of the people behind you more than not doing so. If you're 6'5", then you're blocking people two and three rows behind you instead of just one.
Do I really have to explain what an obstructed view seat is for you? Nobody could possibly know at the time of purchase that the person in front of them is going to change their seating position in such a way that it blocks their view. Get real.
Nobody's ordering anybody to do anything. It's common courtesy, which you and many others, especially around here, seem to lack.
Last edited by ChibiPooky: 12-23-2011 at 03:27 PM.
Your choice, if you don't like the product you have purchased (an obstructed view seat) is not to purchase it.
If a person has their rear end in the seat, I just dont see where people have cause to be ordering them how to sit.
On the other hand, people probably make purchases expecting the people around them to follow the rules. And insofar as the "no leaning" policy has become a rule... yeah, there is an expectation.
Up to you (either as the leaner or the obstructee) to decide how far you're going to take it, of course, but since they can kick you out for just about anything they could probably enforce it if they really wanted to. At that point it doesn't matter whether people have "cause" to complain about it.
I think its hilarious that leaners think they see the ice better. The change in viewing angle / being closer is close to nil. For the money spent trying to get the mustard out at the cleaners, just buy a closer seat and sit back. A little beer down the butt crack is always good for a laugh.
I read the title: How to deal with compulsive "learners" at games. Teach me the game types. Crap we missed a goal talking.