Apologize or not , how?
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.
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.