Last weekend, Mae suggested that we catch Shrek 2 at the cinemas. Imagine that. A movie outing initiated by Mae! *gasp* That's almost as rare as getting struck by lightning twice. Anyway, not one to look a gift horse (or should I say Donkey) in the mouth, I'm up and about very quickly - as quickly as I can move on a Sunday afternoon.
But alas, we had not anticipated the disappointment that awaited us.
We got to the cinema but we didn't stand a chance. Every movie was sold out for the rest of the day! No tickets whatsoever. I was shattered. Like a broken man, I walked aimlessly hoping for a miracle. But deep in my heart I knew; these were not the miracles that God intended for man. And so Mae and I humbly retreated back to the comfort of our small DVD collection.
It's the school holidays. And the schoolkids are everywhere. Like a swarm of locusts.
You see them looming over the horizon and the next thing you know, they've eaten everything. The parking spaces. The movie tickets. The Sinful Super Double Choc ice-cream. Everything!
Today is Friday. We're trying again tonight. But it looks bleak. The schoolkids are gonna be there. And they've got a headstart over us. While I sit here writing this entry, the schoolkids are already at the mall waiting to pounce on all the available movie tickets. *sigh* And we can't even get through the phone or internet booking channels.
This is why we have kids.
Someday Baby's gonna take revenge for us. Someday these schoolkids are gonna grow up and turn into the working stiffs that we are now. And our kids will be the locusts.
Ahh. Revenge is sweet.