Friday night I went to see the movie “Rock of Ages” with a good friend of mine. It won’t win the Oscar but it was a fun enough movie with some great music. Russell Brand, Malin Akerman and Tom Cruise were hilarious in their roles. No real plot though.The last time I tried to use my own containers (at another Cineplex Odeon location) I was turned away. After writing them an e-mail, the kids broke our Simpsons bucket. We replaced it about a week ago with a medium CFL Cineplex Odeon bucket. It’s funny that they have not offered large size buckets this time. Large buckets can be refilled on the day of purchase. The bucket is medium so it isn’t refillable. People cannot get their free refills but it doesn’t mean they can’t bring it in to be filled. So this was an opportunity to see if my e-mail has had any impact yet. The boy working did fill it for me but seemed confused on how he could fill my Starbucks cup. He said that I would have to fill it myself. The fountains were behind the counter so I don’t know how that was supposed to work. I just gave up and told him not to worry about it. Instead I filled my bottle with water in the bathroom. I also snuck in some bulk candy to complete my combo.The popcorn, with added butter, cost almost $9 after taxes. What a rip-off! This popcorn fiasco has made me swear off purchased snacks from Cineplex Odeon theatres. A local second-run theatre a few blocks away is so much more affordable. I took my oldest son there a few months ago and for $20 we got seats and snacks. Way better! So next time you see me in a main-stream first-run theatre, imagine what is in my purse. It probably will be hiding a water bottle, some candy and maybe a little snack.
Is that so wrong of me?
“A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus