This weekend, dh and I visited dd at camp. The schedule informed us that immediately following the divine liturgy, the children would have a little show for the parents. So, dh and I went directly from the liturgy site to the show site (a big open field). Some people were setting up chairs in a line. We decided to stand and stood behind the first row of chairs -- the only one there at the time. People continued to trickle in for over a half hour. Just before the show started, a couple set up directly chairs behind us. Then, the woman says, "Excuse me. But somehow we have gotten ourselves situated here behind you. Could you stand behind us?" I said, "We want to see and hear our daughter." They were pretty put off by this and the energy around us got yucky. We could have moved of course. But the area we were in was already crowed and we felt that we had no obligation to move just because they wanted to be closer to the front. Our daughter was in one of the first groups and as soon as she was done, we did move completely off to the side. We just did not want to be there. DH and I would never have gone to stand in front of people already seated. What would you have done? Let the latecomers have your spot? Stood your ground? They were our age and appeared to be physically well. Obviously I still feel lots of emotion over this incident since I am posting here. Nothing big happened. Except that some of their friends also jumped in and suggested dh and I sit on the ground -- which was sopping wet. But dh and I were both left feeling really yuky. I'm wondering how I could have handled this better.