The Hazard of Moviegoing
Although I love movies, I’ve found that there are drawbacks to moviegiong. One problem is just
the inconvenience of it all. To get to the theater, I have to drive for at least fifteen minutes, or more if traffic is bad. It can take forever too find a parking spot, and then I have to walk across a huge parking lot too the theater. There I encounter long lines, sold-out shows, and ever-increasing prices. And I gate sitting with my feet sticking to the floor because of other people’s spilled snacks.
Another problem is my lack of self-control at the theater. I often stuff myself with unhealthy calorie-laden snacks. My choices might include a bucket of popcorn, a box of Mild Duds, a giant soda, or all three. The worst problem is some of the other moviegoers. Kids run up and down the aisle. Teenagers laugh and shout at the screen. People of all ages drop soda cups and popcorn tubs, cough and burp, and talk to one another. All in al, I would rather stay home and wait to see the latest movie hits on cable TV I the comfort of my won living room.