Timmy and I went to the movies tonight for the first time in months. It was awesome to be on a "date" and we were thrilled to see when we walked into the theater that they had a "zero tolerance" cell phone policy. They will kick you out for using your cellphone, so awesome.
So we continue into the theater for the movie, get our seats and settle in when a couple comes in with a small child. Now, I have certainly grown more tolerant of children in many settings and definitely more sympathetic towards parents in general, but cripes, it was an 8pm movie on a Friday. And, AND, the child, who was bored out of her gourd, had jingle bells tied to her shoes. JINGLE BELLS!! TIED TO HER SHOES!! IN A MOVIE!! WTF, parents, wtf indeed.
They wound up leaving about 15 minutes into the movie because, I don't know, the reality of a one year old in a theater set in. At least they had the sense to leave, unlike the teenage girls behind us who had seemingly endless epiphanies about key points in the movie that we got to hear all about in very loud whispers. Sigh.
I am definitely becoming that old person who would rather wait until most movies come out on DVD. Sometimes it seems the only excuse to go to the movies anymore it to eat an ungodly amount of popcorn.
We are in St Louis for the next couple of days, I have my laptop with me, but posts will be short and sweet.