Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good, Bad...I'm the one laughing...

The other night I went out to the movies with two of my girlfriends. It was not a big night out by any means. We had hot dogs and mac and cheese for dinner and then we went to the dollar theater after. The three of us, however, could have a party in a great white void, so we were pretty wound by the time we got there. Then, F dropped her cup of salt for her popcorn (Yes, a small cup with salt in it - we're setting aside for flowers for her first Myocardial Infarction.) while bending over to get the bottle of water she dropped and P nearly dropped her drink while helping F, then they just about both fell over because they both bent over again at the same time....all I could say was "Hey Moe!" and we just about peed ourselves there in the theater lobby. If there had been a rake or a push broom nearby one of us would have stepped on it.

The shaggy haired teenaged boy behind the counter was completely non-plussed. I guess gaggles of crazy women are the norm for him or he was too stoned to laugh. Either way....poor thing. (I did offer to sweep up the salt myself but the manager told me no.)

We laughed all the way to our seats and then it just got worse as we sat down and arranged ourselves. We yammered for the whole time before the movie and laughed our asses off at ourselves. We even updated our Facebooks and Tweeted about what we were doing.

After a bit, there were a bunch of college age kids behind us and a bunch of high school kids in front of us. I think we may have scandalized them with our "behaviour" during the movie - we were literally howling with laughter at points! (BTW, if you haven't seen "The Hangover" do yourself a favor and GO!)

I know we scandalized them a bit as we got some "looks" every once in a while. Those all knowing teenager "looks", the one's that say "OMG! How can you act like this!! You're OVER 30!! " I'm sure we annoyed the piss out of them. Points to us!

Yet, I really wanted to say something to them, especially the girls in the crowd. I really wanted to pull them aside and say "Look, you're gonna think this sounds nuts now, but I want you to know that I really,REALLY hope you have girlfriends like mine when you are older. Ones you can laugh right out loud with, and be stupid and crass with no matter what. Because those same women are the ones you know you can cry with and get angry at your life with and they'll be there no matter what. I really, really hope you go to the movies and get real loud someday, honey."

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning"

(Also, special points to you if you recognize the phrase used for the title as a slight bastardization of a movie quote!!)

1 comment:

Kristin.Stamps said... one the the Three Stooges of last eve, I have to add a few things. Number one...I hate to say it, but the boys in front of us were probably college students, not high school. It's true, as we get older, it gets harder to judge the age of the younger. And, we're not so much over thirty as approaching (or passing) 40. That being said, I'm ECSTATIC that at our age and advanced maturity (NOT!) we can go out and act like COMPLETE idiots. What I have learned along the way is that not only is it OK to laugh at yourself and your feels damn good. And, I also have to point out that I was not always laughing WITH my friends last night. I was laughing at them. Mercilessly. And they would not hesitate to do the same to me. That's cuz we lourve each other.