Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Why you should never see a rated "R" movie.

What's with the old lady, you might ask? Well, buckle up and I'll tell you. A few months ago I went with some friends to the movies. Two of my friends were going to see "The Proposal" while my friend, Michelle and I wanted to see the Christian Bale/Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" because we both think chick flicks are lame. Soooo, I'm talking with my two other friends as we approach the ticket counter. I wasn't paying complete attention to Michelle but she later informed me that the ticket lady asked her to see ID. (To see a rated "R" movie, you must be over the age of 17.) It's about during this moment that I start to pay attention, because the ticket lady gestures toward me and says, "Or ... is this your mother?"


Um.

WHAT?

Yeah, that was my response. Think of the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz and her cackle voice. That's how I said, "WHAAAT?"

Oh, don't worry, she tried to recover by saying, "Or ... I mean, your older sister, because you two look a lot a like."

False. Michelle and I do not look alike. Oh, and Michelle is only two years younger than me. So, we weren't entirely certain who should be more insulted - Michelle because she looks like she's seventeen, or me - because I could pass for fifty.

Next time you want to go see a rated "R" movie, maybe just don't.

9 comments:

Sharee and Court said...

Oh my heck!! That is almost funnier than your hot blind date's dog dying in front of you. HAHAHAHA!!! Oh wait, no that was still funnier. You are going to have the best stories to tell your children and your grandchildren! They will come home from a bad date and tell you all about it, and you will be like, "That is not bad, listen to this..."

Brooke said...

Ha ha. OK, first of all... that was some totally inappropriate behavior on that ticket lady's part. Who just freaking says that?!

For the record, I'd put you around 22 or 23. Not 50.

Lalis said...

You know... and the Proposal was actually pretty funny. What can I say? I love Sandra Bullock.

angie said...

I can't believe your a mom! I didn't even get an invite to the baby shower. So offended.

I have come to realize that people are just really really stupid.

Michelle said...

Dear Mother,
I went to school today and had a wonderful time. My teacher said I cleaned the teeth really well. I've made up my wish list for Christmas and wrote it down on your personal notepad you made in Relief Society. You will find it on the counter tomorrow morning where you usually leave the lunch you make me.

Love,
Your daughter.

P.S. This story, no matter how many times we tell it, no matter how many times you freak out about it, I will always laugh. And no, I have not watched a rated R since.

Andrea said...

Love it! Just wait, it will get worse the older you get. One day you go from being "Miss" to "Ma'am" Such wonderous things to look forward to my dear...Awww!

Candace said...

That's funny! I totally thought you were Nate's mom when I first met you!!

brook said...

liz,

I don't think you should feel old at the ripe age of 30. please don't fret about your already-wrinkling skin and somewhat sagging...well, you know.

xoxo

Lauren said...

Liz that story! Can't wait to play in Park City!!! 3 more days YEA!

The Incredible Life of Liz Lloyd

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