tangled cord.


not us, but what we might look like if we were minions,

as we share a similar level of excitement about being at the movies

how fun to meet my friend

at 10am at the theater

like skipping school

on a sunday morning

attending the church of film

i bought a coffee

snuck in my breakfast bar

as we walked in

i saw an older couple

and reacted by saying,

“wow, there are other people here!”

their response was to just stare ahead

we continued on to our seats

 5 or 6 more people arrived

while we waited for the movie to start

my friend and i caught up

 we started bonding with the others near us

talking about how good we all hoped movie would be

how it was funny we were all at such an early movie

talking about the trailers

someone noticed

 there was no audio during the movie trailers

thinking it would be taken care of

by the time the film started

we were all in our comfortable recliners

with our snacks, chatting, and feeling a bit decadent

when we realized the audio may never happen

the manager walked in

telling us there was an issue with the sound

something technical…

(try unplugging and plugging it in?))

 no one to fix it at 10am on a sunday morning

how quickly the air was let out of our giddy balloon

we lined up still chatting as she refunded us

some walked out with a sunday breakfast of popcorn and drinks

 plans suddenly turned

but it was fun while it lasted

and we’ll be back.

“just a single cord is enough to be tangled”

-munia kahn


image credit: universal pictures

59 responses »

  1. I once went to see a movie at 10am and there were 5-6 people in the theater. The movie didn’t start in time and one guy went to remind the admin that we were waiting for the show to start. Luckily it was with sound.

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  2. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out. Once I turned 30, I always used to choose to go alone to the cinema, and to the daytime showings when there were less people, so less ‘crowd noise’. On a few occasions, I was the only person in the auditorium, and felt very grand having the film shown just for me.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  3. That’s an odd experience, but I can see it happening. Once, the feature had just started, and the fire alarm went off. The movie was well attended, and we all went through an emergency exit. We stood outside, not knowing when we might be able to return. After 20 minutes of standing in the drizzle, a worker told us it was safe to return. We sat back down, and it went off within two minutes. After another 15 minutes, the person told us they’d issue refunds. We stood in line for another 10 minutes waiting for a voucher.

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