So I’m sitting in my living room, bored out of my mind. Everyone is out and I am sitting here contemplating world peace at the back of my mind. So I decided to watch Sex and the City, a movie I have always loved and wanted to watch again, but it wasn’t free on my cable so I decided to be Nigerian and download it. So I waited and waited, and while it took it’s sweet time downloading, I made dinner, then I cleaned up the kitchen, took a shower, grabbed my dinner and a tall glass of water and ice ( my equivalent for popcorn and wine) and finally settled down to watch my movie.
Imagine my dismay when I found out the movie was the Spanish version! I was so disappointed and it didn’t even have translation, sigh…determined to watch the movie I went back to my TV trying to see if the rent option was cheap and in my hurry, I clicked on “rent now” mistakenly! Well, the damage was already done so I decided to watch the movie. Two hours later, I look up from my phone (which by the way I’d been on all through the movie) only to see the finishing credits, I had missed the movie! it wasn’t what I had remembered it to be and so it dawned on me that this is $3.99 and two hours of my life that I’ll never get back.
But hey, it wasn’t entirely a waste. I learned a life lesson or two from this fiasco. I learned to pay more attention. In my haste to download the movie the first time, I missed the fact that it was the Spanish version, I mean it was written right there, I just didn’t look. I also learned to leave stuff alone sometimes. I could have figured out another thing to watch that was free on cable, but no I had to go back to Sex and the City even though I knew it wasn’t free and somehow I accidentally clicked on it and it cost me money! at the end of the day, some things are better left alone, in the past where they belong, it might feel good to want to do them again but you’ll feel stupid when you realize you had no business going back in the first place. Having said all these, I am going to watch it all over again, without my phone this time because I paid for it, I might as well!
So that’s how my Saturday night went or should I say is going. I really should go out more often. Hope you guys had a better weekend than I’m having?