Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Porn Identity



We entered the movie just seconds before the preview started. My friend Paula and I were seeing The Girl Who Played With Fire.  We sat down quickly by a gentleman who was alone.

"May we sit beside you?" I politely inquired.
"Of course," he replied, "if you brought popcorn."
"Sorry.  No popcorn; but we have cookies."

He graciously accepted a cookie, thanked us, and the movie began. He was a nice gentleman, even tolerant when I grabbed his arm during a scary scene.


As the movie concluded, he asked, "Did you read the books?"
"Yes, I did. And, I was a little worried about the sub-titles. But, they really weren't that bad," I added. Paula leaned in to lend her agreement.
The gentleman offered, "Well, I see a lot of porn films, so it really doesn't bother me."


What did he say? Porn? I was freaking out. I had been feeding cookies to a pervert. Why would he feel compelled to tell me that? And, why did I always have to talk to strangers...especially those who see a lot of porn films?


I turned to Paula, speaking through clinched teeth, lips barely moving.  "Let's go!"
"What?" she asked.
"L e t ' s  g o !" I spoke with more urgency.
We hurriedly got up and exited the row.

"What's wrong?" Paula asked. "What's your hurry?"
"Didn't you hear what he said?  He said he watches a lot of porn films. Yikes!" I replied.
"Porn?  I thought he said he watches a lot of foreign films," countered my friend who obviously hears more clearly than I.



What? Oh, my. Poor bewildered stranger.


"We have to go back and explain," she said.
"Are you crazy?  I don't know him and he doesn't know me.  We're just gonna keep on walking."
And, we did -- with a futile attempt to contain ourselves.
Laughter truly is good for the soul!


Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."





4 comments:

  1. This made me laugh out loud in my office! How funny!

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  2. that is hilariouos, how ONE word can completely change the meaning!

    I'm reading the book now and hope to see the movie soon

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  3. Oh, that is just too funny!!!!

    Don't remember how I found your blog but thrilled that you are doing well and have a super attitude.

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  4. That's hilarious... sounds like something I would have done! Great blog Karen, I've got alot of catching up to do with you! Hope you're doing well! Hugs, DeeDee

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