Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Bucket List?

Okay, Jen and I went to see the movie, “The Bucket List.” This post is not a commentary on the movie, I will leave that to the experts, but about, well, just keep reading.

The movie, as you may know, is about two old guys that are soon to “kick the bucket” and want to do crazy stuff.

I had a slow day and Jen was able to get off work early, so we caught the 4:45 showing on this nice Thursday afternoon. We made it just in the nick of time and raced into the theatre.

To our surprise, everyone in the theatre had just finished their early bird dinners and were catching a “late show!” Yes, the theatre was filled with a lot of really old people – possibly looking for some kind of weird divine movie-going inspiration. To say that Jen and I were well under the average age of the other movie goers by 30 years would be generous.

While the movie left something to be desired, the experience of the old ladies carrying their own microwave popcorn into the show, old men laughing and carrying on about the funny lines, and the smell of Ben-Gay made the day!

A small confession (which proves that the old adage “you get what you pay for” really is true):

Jen and I used the automated teller in the front of the theatre to buy the tickets. It is really great. Never any line, you just walk up and choose the day, choose the movie, choose the time, and choose which type of ticket…Adult, Student, Senior. Yeah, we chose Senior. The machine does not know and plus Senior tickets are a buck cheaper! And you know the acne-ridden teenager manning the ticket ripping station ain’t gonna care.

Yep, we bought the Senior tickets.


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