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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Just in case

If you are ever out at the cinema and see a woman who is unable to bear weight on one leg, hopping along whilst pushing a wheelchair and trying to co-ordinate two trays of popcorn, a handbag full of Capri-Sun and an armful of raincoats, please smile at her.

If you ignore her it makes her feel like she has gone one step too far towards looking like a loopy packhorse and is no longer part of society at all.

Also, if she happens to lose one of her children and you find it screaming in a lift on a different floor of the multiplex, please wait a minute. It may take her a long time to hop up all those stairs.

Thank you.

12 comments:

  1. Screaming in a multiplex seems like a natural reaction to me.

    Hope you regained your composure eventually. What were you going to see?

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  2. As Piglet would say, "Oh, d-d-d-dear!"

    Have you enjoyed a significant quantity of wine as a recovery strategy?

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  3. You poor thing. If I'd been there, I would have offered to carry the popcorn.

    When I first read this, I misread raincoats as "raisincoats," which I took to be the British word for Raisinettes.

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  4. Sounds like you had a challenging day! Hope someone smiled at you...:) Silke

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  5. We were forced by the rain into an extortionately expensive visit to the cinema yesterday too. I realized the last film I was in 3D was Jaws.

    I didn't see you. It was dark.

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  6. As Jen said I would have been right there lending a hand..

    and helping you drink wine afterwards..

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  7. Sounds as though you needed intravenous gin and chocolate after that ordeal

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  8. Please don't talk about The Cinema because my daughter has just put herself up for adoption by anyone prepared to take her to see the new Harry Potter film.

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  9. Your post is hilarious as are all the comments! Thanks for a lovely break today! Hope YOU are having a better day today! xo

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  10. ouch, poor you - what did you do to sustain such injury, and I hope the film was worth the trauma of the trip.... xox

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