Our Entitlement Culture: Michigan Man Sues Movie Theaters Over Expensive Popcorn And Treats
I’m a bit of a movie buff myself. My wife and I go to the theater about as often as our family budget allows. Like pretty much everyone else, I’m not exactly fond of the expensive popcorn and soda. So I empathize with this man in Michigan who is upset with his movie theater’s prices for snacks.
Unlike him, though, I recognize that I don’t have a right to other people’s stuff.
Just as Sandra Fluke doesn’t have a right to have other people pay for her contraception, this guy doesn’t have a right to demand that the movie theater provide him with snacks at the price he wants. If he doesn’t like the price offered, he’s free to take his business elsewhere. If enough people find the price unacceptable, the movie theater will have no choice but to lower the price.
But this attitude of entitlement is far to common in our society. Everybody seems they think they have a right to things at the expense of others. The national political war over contraception is just a symptom of a deeper-seated, longer-term problem.Tags: entitlement, price gouging, sandra fluke