Alternatively titled: Remember who paid for your movie ticket.
Mr. CPQ and I went out on a date Saturday night to the movies. It’s rare that we go to the movies on date night because our local theaters have some weird thing going where the show times are exactly when we want to eat dinner and some of us don’t like eating dinner too early (him) and some of us don’t like eating dinner too late (me because then we’re up all night regretting having ingested onion rings so close to bedtime. Hello, middle age.) There’s also that little matter of having to munch on popcorn and a coke when we go which only adds to the issues of when and what will we eat before or afterwards, and is your head swimming yet with how complicated it is to take me out for a simple evening together?
“But Sus,” you might say. “Just skip the popcorn and the coke and you’ll be fine.”
You would think I could be disciplined enough not to eat the popcorn, but have you met me?
Yeah, neither has Discipline.
Anyway, Mr. CPQ solved the issue for me this weekend with a trip to a theater nearby that served dinner WHILE you watch the movie and it was all very fun except for the part where we got there a little late and had to sit close to the front, but even that wasn’t too bad because it was a Clooney flick and, let’s just be frank, you can never be too close to George Clooney.
So there we were, me and my man, nurturing our marriage and spending time cozying up to each other and our plate of nachos, watching George get his heart ripped out by some callous woman who clearly did not appreciate what she had before her. It was gripping drama, and I was so wrapped up in what happened that somehow I forgot that I had not come to see this movie with a girlfriend my manners because as George sat on the edge of his bed, teetering at the edge of the abyss of devastation, I may or may not have said aloud and with feeling within earshot of my husband, “I’ll take care of you, George.”
Clearly, the dinner affected my judgement.
Next time I’ll stick with popcorn.
Have a nice day.