Going On A Date alone

Who doesn’t like to go to the movies? You get to lose yourself in a great flick while you have a tub of buttered popcorn and a large soda to wash it down. You can turn to your friend or love one to see their reaction to an amazing scene that occurred or maybe, they can use you as a shield to hide their face from the horrors on the screen. Going to a movie is an experience, that I find enjoyable. When Mad Max came out, I had to see it. I told my wife that we are going to see this movie and there is nothing that she can say that  will stop us from seeing it. Well, she said to me that she had no desire to see Mad Max.  My world was shattered, how could she not want to see Mad Max Fury Road. The title basically says that action is going to kick you straight in the crotch. Now,  I had a problem. I’m new to the city and I don’t really know that many people that would  go with me to the movie. There was no choice, I had to man up and see Mad Max alone.

Seriously, most people can go alone to see a movie. The thing is I never did this before. I always had someone who I went with. I could share my excitement with that person about the happening on the screen. Now, I was going to sit in a seat by myself. I would have to bottle up these emotions unless I talk to random people. The last I want to do is have people think that I’m some kind of weirdo.

Pushing my anxieties aside, I went to the theatre alone. I purchase my ticket, but at the machine. I didn’t feel like going to the ticket stand to deal with a human being. In my head I was thinking that they would judge me. I can’t believe I was thinking like that because I’m sure they really care. To satisfy my hunger, I bought a large popcorn and a bottle of water. It was strange having a large popcorn to myself, considering that I wasn’t going to finish it by the end of the movie. Maybe it was something of comfort to get me through this. Once in the theatre, I found a seat right away. Luck must have been on my side because there was hardly anyone in there. I guess picking a matinee movie was a smart choice.  When people started coming in, all I was thinking to myself is that a group of teenagers better not sit right next to me. Most of the time a big group will talk throughout the movie and I just don’t want the hassle. Beside the older I get, the more afraid of teenagers I become.

The crazy thing is that I never felt like anyone was watching me. People were busy doing their own thing. You can say that my anxieties disappeared and I came to a place of calm.  I put on my 3D glasses as I started  chowing down on my bag of popcorn.  It was time to get lost in the post apocalyptic world of Mad Max.

I will admit that this crazy feeling that I had about going to a movie alone is such a first world problem. I guess my comfort zone was put to the challenge by doing this. To tell you the truth, I actually like going to the movie alone. I’ll probably start doing it now. I will say this about Mad Max, the movie was awesome. I can’t stop thinking about all the cool action sequences. I kind of want to go and see it again. I told my wife about it the movie, she was telling me that she heard great reviews about it. Now she wants to see the movie too. All I could do when she said that to me was shake my head. I guess I will get to see it a second time now.


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