A Date With Ranjan.

It was not to be and yet to be something totally different.


On Monday, a friend of mine had booked tickets for the 5.30 pm show for Olympus Has Fallen. We reached the theater on time and after parking that car in the basement parking lot discovered that the sole elevator to the theater was under repairs. My friend’s wife was still wearing a plaster cast on her foot following a torn ligament and gamely hobbled her way up a flight of stairs, but anything more was beyond her. We therefore aborted the outing and succeeded in getting a full refund from the theater as well as the parking lot, thanks to a very efficient and understanding manager.

We went for a long drive and settled down comfortably for some tea and later for some excellent dinner at their home before calling it a day. They kindly dropped me off at home and that was that.

Earlier this morning my son and heir Ranjan offered to go to the movies with me and we went to see the same movie but in a different theater.

It was a totally unique experience going to the movies with Ranjan. I can’t even remember when it was the last time that I went to a movie with him. Thank you Ranjan. I enjoyed going to the movies with you. I hope we do it more often.

You want my opinion about the movie? I wanted to see it primarily because it had Morgan Freeman in it. His role was a let down. the rest of the movie was full of action and noise but entertaining.

The experience would have been better had it not been a holiday today for Holi. We were surrounded by morons who were noisy and using their mobile phones leading me to wonder why they go to movies at all.

16 thoughts on “A Date With Ranjan.”

  1. it came to my mind that regardless of how the movie was ~ and i like morgan freeman too. though i abhor the ‘blow’em up films of today’ . . .
    it came to my mind that it was an odd catalyst for knitting a closer bond of friendship between dear people! instead of breaking apart and blowing up . . .
    it gave a chance to re-unite and bring together. both times.
    a good time was had by all! well. except maybe not for olympus! LOL.
    tammy j recently posted..belle. the good ones

    1. That it did Tammy and on both occasions, I enjoyed the outing and the company. The second one was just a bit more sentimental for it having been with my son with who I had not been to a movie in decades.

  2. Any time spent with one’s child is not wasted even if it did involve a cacophany of devices. Why indeed do they go to movies?

    I will avoid this one even though a Freeman fan, his choices have been slipping.

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      1. Okay, just so that you can calm down, it is my blog that is responsible. In case you wish, I personally am willing to take the blame also.

  3. I want to see this movie but don’t want to go by myself and no one else is really interested right now. However, like Old Fossil, anyone using smartphones or other stuff during the movie, if they’re seen, is asked to leave or give up their phone until the end of the movie. What could be that important when compared to the cost of movies these days, right?
    Mitch Mitchell recently posted..You Can’t Please Everyone So Start With Pleasing Yourself

  4. yet again, behind with reading ….

    A friend of mine, who has never got on well with his father seemingly suddenly as new pastime – father and son going to the movies. Some of that has to do with the fact that wife and mother is in hospital, in a rather bad way, but she may at some point return home. Somehow the father/son relationship is mending…
    Cathy in NZ recently posted..Art, University, Other…

    1. In my case, the relationship has been quite good. I suspect that this has been working on Ranjan’s mind for some time now. He may have realised that I don’t get to see him much despite living in the same house and have decided to something about it. Any way, it was an enjoyable outing and I hope that I get more of the same in the future too.

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