Apologize or not , how?

@laltu86 (1253)
May 10, 2007 5:41pm CST
In the theater or the cinema house when you have a seat in between and had to cross few persons , do you apologize for passing the way in front of them , do you do that if the play has started and you are blocking the view or do it as a habbit . What do you say as an apology the old and famous "Sorry", or the "Excuse me", or do you have a phrase of your own .Please let me know.
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@PsychoDude (2013)
• Netherlands
10 May 07
Nope, many people understand it anyways. And especially when the movie has started it is more annoying to have someone say sorry along with already blocking your view for a bit than just blocking your view by itself.
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• United States
11 May 07
I say, "Excuse me." I try to whisper it, especially if there is a live performance going on.
@Darkwing (21586)
10 May 07
I would say, "I'm sorry to disturb you but could I please get to my seat"; then they don't normally mind making way for you, and don't get upset at you. If the play has already started, then I would wait at the end of the row until an appropriate moment. However, here, we have ushers, who shine a torch to our seats and people tend to stand when the torch shines. In this case, I would say, "I'm sorry, to disturb you... thank you." Manners cost nothing, and are far less likely to get people angry.