I’m continuing on with my little story project and I wanted to share this one with you guys.
Several years ago a friend and I decided to have a girls night with our then teenage daughters. Neither of us are very organized so the only movie we could find that we thought would work was Meet the Fockers (probably the most carefully pronounced movie name of all time). We couldn’t find it near where we lived so we had to drive to the first big theater we could find, which is a 24-plex. Well, knowing myself pretty well I told my friends that I needed a pit stop before I sat through a movie so I would meet them in the theater. Off we went, them to the movie me to the ladies. When I came out I looked up and saw the Meet the Fockers sign and quietly went into the theater. I couldn’t find them anywhere so I quietly sat down and started watching. It didn’t take me too long to figure out that it was the end of the movie. I was really puzzled because I couldn’t imagine there being more than ONE theater showing THAT movie, but I left anyway. Once I walked out I looked up and saw ANOTHER sign for Meet the Fockers so I went in that theater. Well, I couldn’t find my group in there either so I quietly sat down and started watching. This time the movie was about half way through and I got really confused. Right about this time my phone buzzed and my friend was on the line asking “Where are you?”. I told her I was in the theater and asked why the movie was half over. She told me that she was just watching the previews and that I was in the WRONG theater. I could hardly believe they were showing THAT movie in THREE theaters. Finally I had her tell me the NUMBER of the theater so I could find the right one, which I eventually did. We had a big laugh about that after we got over the embarrassment of taking our kids to see what should have been an R rated movie (seriously the kids spent the whole movie under their sweatshirts because they couldn’t watch). And to this day, none of my family or friends let me in multiplexes unattended.
Now I am off to make some little cardinals and get ready for the first blocks of Jingle!!!!!