(2) I remember being in a movie theater
a babysitter took me to..
we were supposed to see "The Shaggy D.A."
everyone at school talked about "The Shaggy D.A."
on visiting days
their mother's or father's
Visiting Days were all about
eating too much ice cream and the non primary parent you lived with
3/4ths of the time
buying you toys and taking you anywhere you wanted
and treating you like a little king
in retrospect I realize these
every other weekend court ordered visits
which brought you completely out
of your day to day go to school, clean your room, don't use that tone with me Mister
"might have been purposely Marvelized so you would consider "real life" with their Ex... seem like some kinda prison sentence
"eat all your vegetables before you leave this table and stuff like that.."
we (the babysitter and I) got to the theater late
and had to get tickets to "Bugsy Malone"
a movie I had heard not a sole speak about
I was angry enough
that on Visiting Day weekend
my "alternate" parent
had decided to go out with a new love interest...
and this no" Shaggy D.A."business...On top of this babysitter business
a lack of icing on the cake...
Well in the movie theater
the curtains parted and
the previews for other films began.
in spite of my wanting
all the world to somehow stop
and rewind itself into
that had been presumed by me....
(mainly "The Shaggy Fucking D.A.
not with a babysitter (can you imagine? A Babysitter on Every Other Weekend Visitation Weekend !
...that only lasted precisely from 6 pm Friday to 5 p.m Sunday!
and believe me!
it was no fun...(no matter how many stops we made for ice cream and French fries in the One Hour and 20 some minutes
it took to drive back and forth between parents...)
My anger simmered down...
when the movie theater lights dimmed
and the images began flickering on the screen
Grown Up movies previews
First some movie called "Lifeguard"
that seemed to go on and on and on for a million hours...or more
a very odd ...strange powerful and sorta scary voice
of a movie
which began with
a little boy sliding down a slide ....
and than this little boy was in what appeared to be this huge amusement park
set up it seems
in this little kid's humongous back yard..
it was this kid's birthday
and than! .....
some kinda odd looking lady
who looked I swear looked just like my baby sitter.
is standing at this window
overlooking this birthday party
this woman is suddenly outside the window!
hanging by her neck....
when the preview ends
says,taking me by the hand" OK let's go....let's look for another theater showing "The Shaggy D.A."
and we did.