Our office has been busy, busy this week, in preparation (and recovery, TBD) for N.Lo’s Date of Hire Anniversary celebrations, as well as company car issues, not to mention N.Lo’s grueling New Molar project, which has rendered him a pitiful, weeping mess throughout much of the workday. And on the Night Shift, which never helps matters. Needless to say, I’m a bit behind on paperwork! However, I don’t want to let slide mention of our employees’ first foray into the movie theater.

Toy Story 1 & 2 is playing for a limited time, in 3-D to boot, and I thought it was a good time to try out the movie-going experience. I admit it was a bit ambitious, taking both employees by myself, and during N.Lo’s usual Afternoon Break as well. But, we waited until the second (and final) week of shows, and chose a dreary Monday afternoon. We brought some snacks in the Manager’s giant bag, and bought some popcorn as well. Luckily, the theater wasn’t too crowded, and it was mostly kids—some older than mine, but some around the same age. Perfect. Don’t have to worry about K.Lo talking too loud, which she totally was, but in an awed way, about the theater itself, the screen, the commercials, the seats, the movie, etc. I love this employee’s enthusiasm. Meanwhile, N.Lo climbed up into a seat, sat back, and demanded popcorn, somehow a seasoned pro. Size-wise, he barely kept the seat down, as did K.Lo, so at times, impromptu seat-sandwiching was an issue. Musical Chairs became a theme as well, especially as the movie progressed. Also, both employees generally found the 3-D glasses cumbersome and went without. (Too bad, because the effects were rad!) Magically, though, we made it all the way through the first movie, took the allotted intermission to tap dance in the aisle ways, and sat down for the second film. It did get a little hairy here, as N.Lo really was getting tired, and couldn’t get comfortable to doze off on the chair, in spite of having his blankies and his turtle (turtle TBD). K.Lo, too, was getting squirrely. We almost left once, came back, tried again, and then I made the executive decision to get us out of there. But overall, fun! We got our money’s worth, the employees far exceeded performance expectations, and now that Management knows they can handle it, we look forward to the next movie. Which, as a single feature without 3-D effects, and possibly in the company of the CEO, should be even easier to manage.

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  1. no 3-d for me says:


    Very brave.

  1. Andria says:

    yay! so proud! Of everyone - management and employees alike! ;)

  1. Beth says:

    "impromptu seat-sandwiching." My favorite phrase of the day. :)

  1. almost anonymous says:

    Very ambitious! I also love the seat-sandwiching description. :) Although I'd think 3-d without the glasses would be headache-inducing.

  1. ~sarah says:

    yay! first movies!!! sounds like a great trip over all. well done everybody! : )

    and remember this. because for some reason i cannot for the life of me remember what was the first theater movie i saw. and my mom can only say, "probably a disney cartoon. maybe bambi or robin hood?"

    it makes me a little sad.

    and don't worry little employees, seats don't sandwich me anymore but they still snap up and whack me on the behind when i stand up! nothing to be embarrassed about. ; )

  1. erin j says:

    Just for future reference, and maybe you used them, they have booster seats that will keep the seat down for the kiddos.
    glad they liked it!! may you have many more fun movie dates!!!