A man was laying sprawled across three entire seats in the posh theatre.
When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man, “I’m sorry, sir, but you are only allowed one seat.”
The man groaned but didn’t budge.
The usher became impatient. “I’m sorry sir, if you don’t get up from there I’m going to have to call the manager.”
Again, the man just groaned, which infuriated the usher who turned and marched briskly back up the aisle in search of his manager.
In a few moments, both the usher and the manager returned and stood over the man.
Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the man, but with no success.
Finally, they summoned the police.
A local policeman arrived, and he surveyed the situation briefly then asked the man, “All right buddy, what’s your name?”
“Sam,” the man moaned.
“Where are you from, Sam?”
With pain in his voice Sam replied “The balcony.”
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