Spoilers: Don’t cry over spoiled milk

Ivan Meza, Staff Writer

We’ve all had something spoiled to us before. Whether it be a TV show or a movie. We’ve all had that thing that we tried so hard to avoid something from being spoiled but somehow you end up hearing the ending or the plot twist moments before you get the chance to see it.

Many movies and TV shows have been spoiled for me and I know I can’t be the only one who is starting to get annoyed by this.

It just seems like people nowadays get some sick satisfaction from showing spoilers, and with the premiere of the seventh season of “The Walking Dead” this was very apparent.

If you’re like me and you don’t want to have something spoiled you tend to go off the grid if you don’t get a chance to watch something live or the day of. When season seven of “The Walking Dead” was premiering I wasn’t able to watch it live because I was not in my house at the time. So I resorted to turn off the data and the wifi on my phone. As a result nothing was spoiled for me and I was able to watch the episode on my computer free of spoilers.

The second I reconnected my phone to the wifi I received a flood of messages saying things like, “OMG I can’t believe Negan killed *blank*” or “Bro did you see the new walking dead Negan killed *blank*” and it just made me realize how bad it had gotten.

To me, purposefully ruining a show or a movie for someone comes from a lack of etiquette, and I know sometimes you can spoil something without meaning it. Whether it be because you’re talking to someone else and someone who hasn’t seen it just happens to hear you. Sometimes you just let it slip.

We’ve all been through that moment and that’s okay. But for those who often ruin shows whether it be on purpose or not here are a few things to keep in mind.

First and foremost always ask “have you seen *blank* yet”, this will is the easiest way to avoid spoiling stuff. Second, if it’s a TV show, wait a few days before you talk about it openly, and if it’s a movie wait at least a week. As for how to avoid spoilers there really is no good way to do it.

Unless you’re willing to go completely off the grid there really isn’t a great way to avoid having stuff spoiled for you. The only other tip I could give you is that if you hear other people talking about it around you just walk away before you hear too much.

Hopefully, this will help you not only to stop spoiling things for other people but also help you avoid the spoilers of others. Now if you don’t mind I’m going to turn the data off my phone now so no one ruins the next episode of “The Walking Dead”.