Take a look at this picture people. GASP!!!
I recognized you immediately!
58 minutes ago
I will not quit, I will not submit, I will not surrender. I offer my mind, soul, and body as a pledge in this great war. We will win, so help us God.
I recently had an what I found to be an interesting experience while taking my sister to a movie. Thank God nothing actually happened, but it still was something to make me think. Perhaps someone else will find it thought-provoking as well, which is why I mention it here.
We went to an 8:05 showing of The Dark Knight (which I would highly recommend, by the way), and considering the length of the film I knew that it would be late when we got out. Neither of us were driving; a third party dropped us off at the back of the theater and said they would pick us up at the same spot. Thinking of safety issues, I asked for them to instead pick us up at the front (which is part of a busy strip mall). It wasn't likely that even after 10 at night it'd be deserted in the back, considering how popular of a mall this is, but I still preferred the safe route.
As the credits were rolling we waited to watch them/hear the music, and as I did this I noticed a fair amount of people exiting through a door beside the screen that I hadn't noticed before. Looking to be a bit of a shortcut to the front entrance of the theater itself and thus a quicker exit, I opted for this exit when we got up and were leaving. When I opened the door, I was greeted by a long and abandoned hall. People had just used it, it probably ended with the door I could see at the end of it, and was likely safe enough, but, still, red flags flapped in front of my eyes so I chose to go back the way we came and take the "normal" exit.
Being in a large shopping mall, I called up our ride, but unfortunately my earlier request of being picked up in the front had not been carried through. I again requested front pick-up, and then I got it!
I had my sister with me, and though things likely would have been okay if I'd done both things differently, I take no chances.
This to me is just a small way that I stay aware of my surroundings.
Wait wait wait, I just went to their website!!! Come HELL OR HIGH WATER we are goin', and we are goin' if we have to run over a herd of...goats, sheep, or whatever you guys have in Utah (pigeons?). I only took a quick peek at their exhibits and I about died. THESCELOSAURUS!??! I need see no more. Nathan, we are going to a museum.
I'm friggin' EXCIIIIIIITED!!!!!!!!!