This is a good one.
(But, Goldie, all your posts are good. Great, even!)
(Why, thank you.)
[Goldie bows and begins.]
When I was travelling home for Christmas, I was confined to a tiny seat for an extended period of time. As per usual, I decided to check the collection of movies available to me on the tiny screen in front of me. There was nothing that grabbed my attention hard enough, but I settled on… something. (I swear to you that I do not remember the title, or the plot.)
What I saw next made my jaw drop.
It was the strangest thing I have recently witnessed.
Are you ready?
Aside from the note stating that the movie had been modified to fit the screen, I received another message. I do not remember the exact wording, but it essentially said that if I felt like the person/ people sitting next to me would be offended, or would not like that movie, I should pick a different film.
Throughout my flying career, I have never seen a porno movie offered as entertainment. (Even though, maybe that would make the time pass by faster.) So what is the warning meant to do? Which movies should I not watch? How am I supposed to decide what I can and cannot watch? Do I need to ask every passenger (probably the whole plane, in case they happen to walk down the aisle and catch a glimpse of something) if I can watch x, y, or z?
I am a reasonable person. If there is a young kid sitting next to me, I might not watch a horror movie. If there is an elderly person, I might re-consider a movie that has a lot of sex scenes, etc. That is common sense and courtesy. I do not need a reminder for that.
HOWEVER, I am NOT about to ask people sitting next to me if I can watch a thriller, or a comedy, or a documentary about bacon. That is just ridiculous. My seat. My screen. My eyes. My ears. My movie. My choice.
I am aware that this is not a post about how I feel TODAY, but it is about a recent feeling that still reminds on the forefront of my memory.
If you are unsatisfied with that explanation, please do not report me to the authorities for not sticking to the Hashtag protocol. (Is there one?)
In good faith I offer you this:
It is still early, so anything could happen today, BUT, I am very excited for it to be Friday. Not only because it is the last day of my working week (like every other Friday), but because I have just recently returned from a Christmas/ New Year’s break. And I think we all know that it is not easy to get back into the working routine once you are off for a while. So today I am grateful for surviving this short work week, and excited for the weekend, because Lords knows I will need to be refreshed come Monday – a FULL week of work.
[The audience gasps.]
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