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Did we pay $14 to see this?! (Actual photo of movie screen)

Quotation Marks(Based on a true story.) This past weekend the spouse-unit and I, Mr. and Mrs. Decisive, thought we might like to see a movie. Looked up the schedule online and narrowed it down to two choices: Transformers: Dark of the Moon or Captain America. (Yes, I am talking about the first weekend of October 2011.)

“Which one do you want to see?”
“I’m not sure. What’s your preference?”
“I don’t know. Don’t you know what you want to see?”
“I’m undecided.”
“What about Captain America?”
“I was leaning toward that, but wasn’t sure. Is that what you want to see?”
“I guess. Is that okay with you?”
“Y-e-a-h, I guess we can see that. Do we have time?”
“An hour and a half. Is that enough time?”
“It takes us 15 minutes to get there. Maybe.”
“Let try it.”
A DECISION!

Mr. & Mrs. Decisive have no problem choosing a parking spot at the mall; it is the only one in the shade. You understand if you live in the Sonoran Desert. (See JUST FOR FUN: You May Live in the Sonoran Desert If… to learn more.)

Once inside…

“Do we have time to go look in that store before the movie?”
“Uh…I’m not sure. What time is it? We have an hour and a quarter.”
“What do you think?”
“It’s cutting it a little short.” (I kid you not.)
“I think we have time.”
“Okay.”
We have CONSENSUS!

Finally at the cashier buying tickets…

“Two tickets for Captain America.”
Cashier: “Two for Captain Amer…Captain America?” The cashier gawped at Mr. & Mrs. D (the obviously obtuse antediluvian elderly folks). “That movie’s been gone for awhile.”
“What?”
“But we just looked at the schedule online, and it was on there.”
Cashier: …
“What do you want to see instead?”
“Uh…” Stare at board. No Transformers either. Great. No idea what to watch.
“We’ll be back.”
Cashier: “Whatever.”

Mr. & Mrs. D slink abashedly toward an ultra-comfortable acrylic (sarcasm intended) bench, and stare at a board of completely unrecognizable movie titles. Now what?
“Do you have any ideas?”
“No. Do you?”
“Do you recognize any of those movies?”
“No. Do you?”
“I know about Dolphin Tale.”
“Oh.”
“I wouldn’t mind seeing that. It looked okay.”
“I’d rather not.”
“Okay. What do you want to see?
“I don’t know.”

"Dialogue" condensed out of pity for my readers.

“Well, what do you want to do then?”
“We could go see what store went in to the old Borders store.”
“Sounds exciting, but you know how I hate shopping.”
“Then what do you want to do?”
“I’d like to see a movie.”
“But there’s nothing we want to see.”
“Do you have a better idea?”
“Not really. Isn’t there anything else you want to do?”
“No ideas come to mind. Do you have any suggestions?”
“No.”
“Okay.”

"Dialogue" condensed out of pity for my readers.

Silence. Minutes pass. Big sighs.
“There must be something you’re willing to see?”
“Not really.”
“How bad can Dolphin Tale be?”
“I don’t know.”
“We’re here already, and I would hate to waste all that effort.”
“Y-e-a-h, I guess that makes sense. We can try it.”
“Okay.”
A FINAL DECISION!

During the movie…

Mr. & Mrs. D enjoy the movie more than expected, and the spouse-unit especially appreciates the Ride of the Valkyrie.

During a scene about a hurricane that hits Florida, a six-year-old pipes up from behind the Ds.
Six-year-old: Why does it look like that?
Grandfather: That’s what happens after a hurricane.
Six-year-old: Why don’t they just go someplace else?
Stunned silence.
Six-year-old: Why is everything broken?
Grandfather: The hurricane blew everything down?
Six-year-old: They should fix it.
From the mouth of babes.

After the movie…

“Where do you want to go now?”
“I don’t know.”
“Me either.”

With mercy and consideration for my readers, we will fade out here. Just think, if it is tedious and painful to read, imagine living it. The upside is that same equanimity is the reason we never argue. ;-)

—AdL

Written on October 5th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle

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COMMENTS
  1. Bill M commented

    Wow. Suddenly, I feel a whole lot better about my inability to decide things… :)

    October 5, 2011 at 4:50 AM
    • AdL commented

      You are not alone.
      “Hi, my name is AdL, and I’m an undecider.”
      “Hi AdL.”

      October 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM
  2. Michelle Sheridan commented

    You’ll be happy to know that, after we get rich off our degrees, Eddie and I plan to open a restaurant/bar&grill called “I Don’t Know, Where Do You Want to Go?”

    October 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM
    • AdL commented

      Hysterical! The spouse-unit and I will be your first customers…I think. Well…maybe. I’m not sure, but perhaps we’ll give it a try. ;-)

      October 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

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