Another Ticker Moment

On this past Saturday, a good friend and I decided to go to the movies.  We wanted to be among the many first viewers to see "Red Tails".  She volunteered to go early and purchase  tickets in advance to ensure we got in before the crowd.  The goal was the first matinee showing which started at 10:50 a.m.  Yeah, I know early for a very rainy Saturday morning, but we were on a mission.  I arrived about 10:35 a.m. and as promised she had already purchased the tickets.  We decided on 'popcorn' and made our way into theatre 14 where the movie would start momentarily.  To our surprise, we were the first two and were elated at selecting our seats.  While waiting we talks and caught up on all our happenings.  I made mention to the fact I was appalled that no one else had joined us in #14 to see this movie and after looking at my watch and realizing it was 11 a.m. decided to venture outside to find out why the movie had not started.  Even if we were the only ones there, we'd paid our money and expected to see "Red Tails".  Well as I walked out of the theatre I glanced at the kiosk and the movie we were waiting for did not start until 11:50 a.m.!! OMG!! My friend's comment was "but I asked the cashier and she said "yes ma'am" the movie is at 10:50 a.m".  Sure enough, our tickets read Red Tails 11:50 a.m. We decided to wander around the movie plex and in #7 was our movie "Red Tails which did began at 10:50 a.m.!! There was no way we were going in a crowded movie  which had already started. We had to see it from the beginning, right.  We decided we would just have to wait and go back to #14 at 11:50 a.m. to see the movie in its entirety.  But what to do until then? We had a box of popcorn and nowhere to go!! I noticed that #6 was showing the movie Joyful Noise.  My friend and I looked at each other. . "I haven't done this since I was a teenager" we both remarked almost simultaneously.  We laughed and decided "Yep" we can do this.  Our Sunday School teacher would have had a field day had she known what we did. But still we went in, found seats with popcorn in hand and began to watch "Joyful Noise".   Who knew Kirk Franklin was in that movie! We surely didn't!! The man performed like he was in concert.  We got so engrossed with the movie we nearly missed the beginning, again, of "Red Tails".  Obviously, we weren't able to get the same seats we had. . the theatre was much too crowded.  Oh but what a good crowd!! Simply Excellent!! We almost cried toward the ending, but managed to keep our composure which is more than I can say about the man seated next to me.  LOL!!   Once leaving the theatre, we laughed so hard we did cry.  A good cry!! A release of stress and pinned up frustration from weeks before.  Just dealing with life!! As we walked to our cars she told me about her car being in the shop and having a rental unknown to me.  Another one of life's little mishaps. We laughed even harder when we realized we were parked next to each other.   Just being silly women!!  I haven't had that much fun in a very long time! It's nice to have friends that you can be silly with every now and then.  Life is sometimes too complicated and too serious. 

Once again I'm reminded how laughter is good for the soul.  Take some time and do something 'silly' that you can laugh about. . just don't get in trouble. Lol!! Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll come again and share your "Ticker Moment".

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