When my wife and I attend a live performance, we sit house left, aisle seats toward the center. I suffer from chronic asthma and often have intense coughing episodes. We choose our seating so I can leave quickly if I do have an episode, to avoid disturbing other audience members. At the Paramount Theater recently we discovered that row R left, center aisle has a barrier to the aisle. This did not show online when I ordered tickets. I mentioned this to a volunteer usher as we were checking at which row the barrier stopped for future ticket purchases. She found us unsold outside aisle seats house left a few rows down. I did not see the usher as we left to thank her again, so I would like to thank her publicly. As it happened, I did have to step out briefly due to coughing. Having been a front of house staff member at a live theater, I can attest they do not always get the appreciation due. So, give them some props next time you go out.
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