Ok, so we were at the movies yesterday. My boys went to see Wreck It Ralph and I saw Breaking Dawn. (yes, I went by myself, Daddy is out of town.) So anyway, I sat at the end of the aisle close to the exit door that opens to the outside of the theater. The movie was almost over, and this group of about 5 teenagers, male and female came walking down the stairs beside me. They opened that exit door acted like they were going to go out, but then they all turned around and walked to the other side of the theater and left through the exit door that led back into the hall with all of the theater doors. So here is what weirded me out. When they turned around and walked away from the outside exit door, they didn't say a word to each other. I was literally 5 feet away. I heard them whisper-talking when they were coming down the stairs, like everyone does in a theater, but nothing when they all turned around together at the door. I was watching them walk out thinking it was odd that they left before the actual end of the movie, and their behavior by the door was odder. I thought maybe they were trying to let some friend in for free so I glance back over and the door was just sitting there open about 5 inches. Enough that anyone sitting near me would have seen it, but no one else would. I swear I just froze for a moment while a million scenarios went through my head and for a few seconds I actually expected the theater shooter to walk through the door. There was nothing in front of me except the rail - that's why we usually choose those seats, my husband has long legs and he can sit comfortably there - and I knew I couldn't jump behind the seats fast enough if a shooter came through. So I did what I thought was the only other option and launched myself at the door. I was either going to tackle whoever came through that door or shut it. I'm sure I looked like a freak if anyone happened to look over. Nothing happened, no one was there, and I slammed the door.
Now, I'm still kind of freaked out about what happened and I'm a bit confused as well. Was it stupid of me to jump at the door like that if a shooter had been there? I knew if a shooter walked through the door I was the first person he would see and I didn't want to just sit there like a sheep waiting to be shot. And I thought if something was going to happen I would die anyway because of where I chose to sit for a stupid Twilight movie, so at least I might be able to help someone else if I tackled the dumbass. And then I have to admit I was somewhat let down when I slammed the door because I had so much adrenaline pumping through my body. All this was in the space of just a few seconds but it felt like an hour that I sat there and thought about all of this. So anyway, I had all of these wild emotions basically all at once and I just feel... I don't know how I feel exactly. Mostly pissed that some asshole in Colorado made me scared that I was going to die because I went to a movie. Give me some perspective, y'all, I don't know what to think.