Feb 18, 2008

two tickets please

so i am at the movie theater buying tickets for the spirit of the marathon. i say – two tickets to spirit of the marathon please. she looks at me. blankly. so i take this vapid look to mean she has no idea what i am talking about. so i explain, i'm here early. the movie doesn't start till thursday at 7:30 its one of those one night only gigs, they sold out last time. then i think to myself shouldn't you know this? i mean, you are the one working here - selling tickets to said one night only movie. but i refrain from going what my husband calls all new york sassy on her, cause i've now lived in the south long enough to learn that it doesn't really get me anywhere. so instead, i'm nice. and chatty. and this is a huge feat in itself seeing as i have only run 5 miles in the past week. she's looking it up in the computer and finds it. then she announces "the tickets are ten dollars?" and looks at me with a look that i take to mean, are you sure you want to pay ten dollars? and i want to say, i wouldn't be here four damn days before the movie even starts to buy tickets if i didn't really want them. but instead say, "yes, that's fine. two tickets please."

and then my favorite part – she says,
"spirit of the marathon? what's that about?"

10 comments:

house on hill road said...

good god. sometimes i wonder about people.

Ovens2Betsy said...

At least she didn't say "Do you know running is bad for you?" :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Holden said...

And one of my personal favorites:

A marathon? How far is that?

Caroline said...

You? New York sassy? Naw!

Dean said...

When you watch SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON, note the state of mind of each runner at the beginning of the race. It's quite telling, and interesting.

- Dean

mindy said...

I just bought tickets myself! The only place it's playing is Brunswick, though, but it's worth the mini-schlep. We'll have to compare notes after the show. Gotta love the South. I moved to Georgia from Philadelphia and it took awhile to recover from the whiplash THAT caused! Enjoy your recovery... :)

Cynthia said...

that is funny. reminds me of when i went to see Philadelphia with a friend and during the opening scenes, views of the city, he turns to me and says, "what city is that?"

Vickie said...

The marathon? What's that about? You mean, like in "how far is that marathon?" Clueless people. Not part of our world, but one we have to co-exist in.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Now there's a brainiac. Good Lord. This is why I got of retail. People drove me crazy :D

Laurel said...

Hahah...

Funny thing is, my husband (a marathon runner) said the same thing about the price of the tickets when we saw it too ;)