Aim Low, Achieve High

| Tulsa, OK, USA | Health & Body, Non-Dialogue, Popular

The movie is over and I need to pee. The men’s restroom is full and the lines for the urinals are about seven deep.

Except for one.

You know the one. The one set about a foot lower for the kids. Everyone is looking at it, but nobody is willing to use it. I’m the sort of person who talks in elevators. I guess it’s up to me.

I stand in front of it. Relief.

Boom! Line six deep behind me. But I’m out without waiting. Fortune favors those who are not shy.

Fandom Gone Rogue

| Anchorage, AK, USA | Geeks Rule, Popular

(This is a conversation between Friend #1, who is a Trekkie, and my husband and me, in the movie theater before ‘Rogue One’ begins…)

Friend #1: “Okay there are Trekkies, Browncoats, Whovians… What do you call Star Wars fans… Nerfherders?”

Husband: “Until you have a television serial and a bunch of rabid fans takes over the dorm TV room on a weekly basis and piss people off, you don’t get a named fandom.”

Friend #1: “Yeah, but how do they refer to themselves even?”

Me: *waves hand while looking intently at [Friend #1]* “Our fandom does not NEED a label. Move along.”

About To Have A Stellar Argument

| Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Overheard, Popular

(My friend and I have just seen the movie ‘Interstellar.’ We are walking out of the cinema next to a couple of people. The male figure speaks up)

Guy: “I absolutely hated Interstellar. I HATE SciFi/space movies!”

Me: *to my friend* “Then why the hell did he come see ‘Interstellar’? What did he think it was going to be about?”

Transported To The Two Towers

| Germany | Funny Names, Movies & TV, Overheard

(I am at the cinema, waiting for the movie to start. In the row in front of me are two young girls.)

Girl #1: “I hope this movie is going to be better than the last one I watched. I didn’t like it at all.”

Girl #2: “Which one?”

Girl #1: “That Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Two Holy Towers.”

(I have to bite my hand so I don’t laugh out loud.)

Girl #2: “The last one I watched was the one with all the cars.”

Girl #1:Transformers?”

Girl #2: “No, the other one.”

Girl #1:Transporter?”

Girl #2: “Yes, that one.”

(I really wanted them to keep talking; it was so much fun! But then the movie started. What a shame.)

Fantastic Fans And Where To Find Them

| London, England, UK | Awesome, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Popular, Strangers

(We are watching the very first midnight showing of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” so there are a lot of fans in the audience. As the lights dim and the music starts to play:)

Cinema Goer #1: *screaming at the top of her voice* “TROOOOLLLL, IN THE DUNGEON!”

Cinema Goer #2: *from the back, without skipping a beat* “Silencio!”

Cinema Goer #1: *sinking into her seat, sheepishly* “Thought you ought to know.”

 

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