The eagerly anticipated superhero movie Avengers: Endgame was just released. And as much as fans want to know what happens in Endgame, many of them are doing their best to wait until they actually see the film. In fact, directors Joe and Anthony Russo wrote a letter urging fans not to spoil the movie for others, “the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”
On Twitter, #DontSpoilTheEndgame was one of the top trending topics in the United States on Tuesday, as fans pledged to mute keywords and even leave social media until after seeing the film to avoid the leaks.
It seems like common courtesy to hold off telling someone information they are hoping to find out for themselves. But sometimes common courtesy isn’t so common:
- Like when you (think) you know someone is about to quit their job. You should let them tell their own story in their own words when they give their notice. Besides, what if they change their mind and you’ve spilled the beans? Awkward.
- What about when the company is considering summer hours or ½ day Fridays? You start telling people and they make summer plans, only to have a big order come in and the company implements mandatory overtime instead. Not cool.
Having information that people want to know doesn’t always mean you should tell them. If you’re questioning whether you should or shouldn’t talk, think of the superheroes and remember, #DontSpoilTheEndgame.