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.


  1. I will keep that in mind, thanks.

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

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

    and helping you drink wine afterwards..

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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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