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Q. Today was a very discouraging day for me.  With a group of intelligent friends, I started watching "Annie Hall" at my home.  Unfortunately, as the movie started, people began talking.  This continued throughout the movie, much of the conversation unrelated to the movie.  Then there was the texting, the visits to the bathroom, the talking to the dog, and so on.  I considered walking away or saying something abrupt, but I didn't want to be rude.  That's truly ironic, as I've always considered talking during movies to be rude.

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