11/12/2008

Observations From a Movie Seat...

Today I went to see a movie in the middle of the day. Here are some fun facts about this cinematic outing...

1) Since I get paid to write about movies, it's totally acceptable for me to see a movie in the middle of the day. I usually do this so that I can have time after the movie to write my review and email it in...

2) I forgot that today was a national holiday. This, of course, means that schools were closed...

3) This means that I watched my movie in a theater full of elementary school aged kids and their moms...


And here are some things that I learned from the experience...

A) When watching a movie in a theater full of kids and moms, it's perfectly OK to talk as much as you want. This is justified by the fact that every kid there is whispering, shouting, crying, whining, making siren noises, or asking questions aloud. That, coupled with the fact that the moms are whispering, shushing, helping the kids to blow their nose, disciplining, and answering the aforementioned questions...

B) It's also OK to get up as often as you like. Little kids have little bladders. This means that every 27.4 minutes a mom will get up (more than likely from the middle of a row) to take a kid to the bathroom. Take advantage of this lack of courtesy. Feel free to get up for a stretch break as often as you like...


All in all, it wasn't that bad of an experience. I got to talk as much as I wanted and could get up and walk around. In fact... I might do this more often...

1 comment:

Matt Adams said...

I have four kids 3,5,7, and 9. I know that other people hate us when we are at the movies. My three year old usually watches sitting on the steps in the aisle impeding any attempt for mothers to take their kids to the bathroom.