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6. Enjoy the Movie
There was a new movie at the theater
, “Why Don’t You Love Me As Much As
Love You?” It starred the young and handsome
Biff and the young and beautiful Jenny Lopez.
invited her sister Laura to the movie. Both
them were big fans of Tad, even though
of them were over 40 and should have
better. They picked the 5 o’clock show on
Tuesday evening, figuring that the crowds would be
. For Barbara, thin crowds meant fewer annoying people.
lobby was almost empty. There was only one
at the food counter buying popcorn for his
son. As they walked by, Barbara said, “What
cute little boy! What’s your name?”
I’m almost 5 ½ years old,” the boy
Barb and Laura walked inside. They picked
favorite seats, right in the middle of the
theater. There was no one within 20 feet
The theater darkened and the movie started.
few minutes later, some people sat directly behind
and Laura. Barbara couldn’t believe it. The theater
90 percent empty, but these people had to
right behind her. She hoped that they weren’t
, obnoxious jerks.
A minute later, Barbara felt a
on the back of her seat. Then, another
. Then, another. Someone was kicking the back of
seat. Barbara tried to ignore the kicking, but
wouldn’t stop. Steam was now coming out of
’s ears and nostrils. She turned around and yelled, “
kicking my seat right now, you jerk!”
Benton. He spilled his popcorn, wet his pants,
started bawling. His father yelled at Barbara for
at Benton, and Barbara yelled back at the
for not controlling his son. The father took
son out to the lobby to minister to
, and Barbara resumed watching her movie. “You didn’t
a thing,” said Laura.