It’s been a while.
About three weeks ago, I received my second vaccine jab. It was over very quickly, and took place in a hotel that had been converted with super fast efficiency into a pharmacy. It was an excellent young female doctor who very quickly administered my jab. I was relieved it was her, and told her so,
‘You jabbed me the first time, ‘ I told her, sweating behind my mask, ‘ I know you don’t remember me, but I’m so glad it’s you.’ And I was, and she was lovely. Anyway, since then I have been itching to get ‘out’. Not in a lets go to the pub and get wasted kind of way – I couldn’t stand the hangover – but in a ‘lets see something different’ way. My eyes and brain craved something …
So we booked tickets for the cinema, now that it had reopened and the word I would us to describe how I felt?
Yes, just like the old saying I was ‘giddy with excitement.’ Not especially for the film, – ‘A Quiet Place II’ isn’t exactly Godfather Part 2 or even ‘Paddington 2’! ( In the realms of ‘Part 2’ films or sequels as they are known – nothing is as good as Paddington 2, NOTHING! ) but I quite liked the first part and I JUST WANTED TO GO TO THE CINEMA.
Selfish? Yes. I felt it was, but I still wanted to go, and the safety measures in place were strict and the staff were amazingly nice and efficient, just like in the vaccination centre – one usherette actually told three men off for not sitting in their allotted seats, and called them out, embarrassed them in front of everybody and made them move! It was GREAT! The Pearl & Dean music came on and I nearly cried. The audience was a third of the size of what it usually should be, but we were there together, a shared experience. We jumped at the jump scares and held our breath when we had to be especially quiet although someone did begin to eat a packet of crisps during the movie, which made me want to laugh out loud. Who brings crisps to a film called ‘A Quiet Place’??
I realised how much I missed the interaction.
Anyway it was soon over and we had to leave quickly wearing our masks. We’re going back again this Friday… and probably the weekend after.
*Both pics taken from the internet.