We took the hooligans to the movies to see Kung Fu Panda over the weekend. When we go to the show we always let them get popcorn and some candy. That’s part of the experience right?
However, let me preface that by saying I live in a town, that amongst other things, is very health-conscience. Organic is probably a better description. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just how it is here.
However, I have no problem letting the hooligans splurge a bit, especially at the movies.
So here is how our trip to the theater snack bar went:
16-year old ball-busting-worker girl: Hi, what can I get for you?
Me: We’ll have two kid’s size popcorns.
16-year old ball-busting-worker girl: Okay. Did you want butter on those?
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: (condescendingly) You know…the butter has saturated fat in it.
Me: Yeah, that’s alright, we’ll live.
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: Anything else?
Me: Yes, a pink lemonade and a rootbeer.
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: You know…our rootbeer has caffeine in it.
Me: It’s okay.
Oldest Hooligan: Mom, can we have some licorice too?
Me: Yes, and some licorice please.
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: You know…the licorice has artificial color and flavors in it.
Me: Thanks for telling me.
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: Well, I just want you to be informed about what you are putting into your body.
Me: So do you have anything that’s healthy?
16-year old ball-busting worker girl: No. Well, we have water, that’s it.
Me: Okey-dokey then, I’ll try to remember that for next time.
Please tell me why this person is working at the theater snack bar, the biggest junk food venue in town?
This just cracked me up.