I was just looking to buy tickets to a local theater production, and I came across something I've never seen before:
PATRONS OF SIZE
Patrons of size who compromise any portion of adjacent seating should proactively book the number of seats needed prior to the performance. The seats are 18 inches in width and set directly adjacent to one another. This purchase ensures that all patrons have access to safe and comfortable seating. If the appropriate purchase of an additional ticket is not made and there is an issue or problem, patrons of size may be asked to be seated in a different location.
I was quite surprised to see something like this. It made me feel uncomfortable - I'm not sure I think it's appropriate to post such a notice. On the one hand, I can understand that it is awkward and uncomfortable to be seated next to someone who "compromises adjacent seating," but on the other hand, this notice seems somewhat insensitive to me (although I do think the wording is pretty tactful). What do you all think? Is this okay?
(I realize this is a somewhat sensitive topic. I am simply interested in discussing the moral implications of the situation. I hope I have presented this topic in a respectful manner, and I would hope that any discussion surrounding it can remain respectful as well.)