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  1. JackPMiller

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    You are sitting at a Patriots game in damn good seats that you paid for (not corporate or friendly Gimmes).

    The guy/girl to your immediate left (who you do not know) does not stand up during the National Anthem, just keeps talking away on his/her cell phone.

    What do you do?

    1. Ignore them with a ‘humphhh’.
    And afterwards calmly ask them why they did not stand.

    2. Politely ask them to stand.

    3. Tell them to stand and turn the cell phone off.

    4. Get the attendant.

    5. Grab them to make them stand.

    6. Pummel the hell out of the SOB.

    Any thoughts??
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    I'd go with #2 first, then #3, and if that don't work, I'd consider escalating to number 5, then if necessary, number 6.

    But then, I'm a classless a-hole :)
  3. Frezo

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    I'd stare a hole into their foreheads than canaries could fly through.
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    only in totalitarian countries is it a REQUIREMENT for people to stand for anthems and the like.

    On the other hand, constant and annoying cell phone use in public places should carry the death penalty and the punishment should be carried out by anyone who views it, summarily
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    7. Nothing at all
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    is the girl hot?
  7. JackPMiller

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    We'll leave it up to your imagination
  8. eom

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    in that case I look down her shirt.
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    Do nothing... Mind your business and keep it moving.. You do not know this person beliefs, and why get yourself into a potential problem that could be avoided just because you did not agree with this person's beliefs..
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    Accidentally bump them so they drop the phone.
  12. Patriot Power

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    And does she have big breasteses ?
  13. Tucker

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    agreed x2
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    That's what seats are for. To sit in them. They obviously didn't pay top Dollar to hear whoever's fabulous rendition of the Star Spangled Banor. They came to watch football.
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    This happened to me once, back in '88. There was a lady, early 70's, who refused to stand during the National Anthem. Well, I overreacted, and beat the living tar out of her.

    I sure turned beet red when I found out, she had no legs. VERY embarassing to say the least.
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    Brilliant! :rocker:

    (I stand up for the U.S. national anthem, as a courtesy to my hosts -- and I don't own a cell phone.)
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    don't do anything. Just make a mental note that both people are *******s.

    You should make mental notes of all the people that suck so you know who not to talk to in the future.
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    Beat the crap out of them, then take on the security guards (With your hat off of course)
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    Perfect answer
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    Get your buddies and the rest of the nearby crowd to sing the national anthem at random points in the game.
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    Although i'm a patriot in the original sense too,
    the anthem part doesn't bother me.
    People don't have to follow my rituals.

    The cellphone part, however, is inexcusable.
    People abusing others by inappropriate cellphone use
    deserve, in turn, to be abused.

    One proportionate way to deter cellphone discourtesy ... is to
    join in their conversation!
    (After all, if they weren't speaking to you, how would you have heard?)
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    More importantly, using a cell phone and disrespecting the 60,000 or so folks who are taking part in the anthem is pretty self-absorbed and disgusting too.

    I just wish folks would recognize that the anthem isn't tribute to the current administration. It's a tribute to those that fought and died to make this the greatest place to live in the world and allow us to plop our fat asses into $120.00 seats and drink $8.00 beer.
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    I would ignore her. If she complains about you giving her a hard time, season tickets are at risk. As far as the phone is concerned, I would complain to security and let them deal with it. As far as the National Anthem is concerned, many of us served in the Armed Forces of this country so that people like her have the right to be disrespectful jerks. I have a bigger problem with players not taking off those doo rags during the playing of the Anthem. That is as much of a hat as the helmet is.
  24. Xzibit23

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    I would be po'd because I find idiots yammering on cell phones right next to me at sporting events to be really irritating. The fact that its durin the anthem probably makes it worse...but people can choose to do what they want during the anthem, so thats not a big deal.
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    I dont think anyone here would debate the merits of standing up during the national anthem(at least i hope not)....but it still should never be a requirement or something that you feel obliged to do.
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    Maybe they are a douchebag Canadian or something. In which case it's still disrespectful, albiet a bit more excusable.

    Remember -- physical violence is always the best solution.
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    Great answer. The OP really mixed offenses here. I have no issue with sitting for the anthem, but phone use during the game would warrant a polite comment.
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    Is the game at Gillette Stadium? Bob Kraft's stormtroopers (read: Security) would probably grab the girl out of her seat and ban her for life from the stadium.

    You might laugh but my buddy got banned for life from Gillette. It was snowing during the game (it was a couple of years ago) and a guy was being a jerk a couple of rows in back of him and the guy threw a snowball at my friend. My friend picked up some snow and made a snowball but didn't throw it. (Keep in mind a bunch of other people were throwing snow at the same time). A security guard pointed at him and escorted him to the security booth where they took down his information (from his ID) and was banned from Gillette Stadium for life for NOT throwing a snowball.
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    This is why I love the internet. Good stuff.
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    7. Create a useless post to rag about it to everyone.
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