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A Day At The Movies.

Tony Dickson was a poor man without education. He married a woman of the same standing and through the years they were blessed with 9 children which did not make things any easier.

Then a distant relative died and left him a few thousand Rand. Not enough to change his life permanently but enough to improve things at home a bit.

After long deliberation he decided to take the whole family to the movies as none of them, himself included, had ever been in the movies. So off they went.

He bought 10 tickets – the latest arrival could still go in for free – and forked out enough to buy a color TV. After a while he returned to the ticket office, clearly agitated. He purchased another 10 tickets.

“And tell that guy at the door”, he said, “If he tears my tickets in half again I’m going to knock his block off.”laugh

I would not have found this as funny as I did, was it not that I remembered how upset I was about the torn tickets the first time I went to the movies with my mom and dad. I must have been about 4 at the time and I troubled my dad about it all the time until he took me out to the toilet and explained the process of access control to me.professor

Only then I was subdued. I was really scared that they would throw us out because of the torn tickets.help

I cannot remember anything about the movie other than the blond leading actress. Could it have been Doris Day or Marilyn Monroe? I don’t know; the man at the door made a much bigger impression on me.doh
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Enjoy what is left of this day.wave
We had another sunny day. Two in a row!yay

Comments (56)

Catfoot
Angel
Why does that random acts of kindness sounds like organized crime to me?
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Catfoot
Hi Luke
Where is that from?
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Angelpepper
Bob;
Because it is!.. ...In your mind......rolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
Angel
Don't think so. Too many other things on my mind.
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No idea, but worth watchingthumbs up laugh

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Angelpepper
BOB;
uh oh....Whew!
Catfoot
Luke
Absolutely!thumbs up
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Catfoot
See Angel
What the mind is full of flows out the mouth.
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Angelpepper
Bob; sshhh!....comfort
Catfoot
Ok, I won't speak my mind. I remember about phoning 911 and asking them to hurry.
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Angelpepper
Bob;
You betcha!.............................wink
Angelpepper
Bob;
uh oh Some of the police here in my state/county, is kind of on strike!
So! Most likely....it will be just me & you! yay
Catfoot
Police on strike? It is like the army going on strike in the middle of a war.doh
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Cat i can remember back to my early childhood too. I can't believe it. I had the exact same fear. My grandfather would take me to the 'pictures' [they were called then] never the Movies, that was an American word before US T.V. took over.. anyway My ticket would be torn in half, a dirty brown colour, and I would be holding half the ticket in a warm hand for my life... afraid that I wouldnt have it as you couldnt get back in without it, and always had to go to the toilet during the Film. I was scared of that Ticket man too.I was only very young.daydream happy place Getting older has lots of compensations.... like not worrying about men who collect tickets.
Catfoot
Hi GG
I was not scared of the ticket man. I was very annoyed with him. I knew he could not touch me with my father by my side. I was just scared of being told to leave after my father had paid for the tickets.laugh
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Angelpepper
Bob;
.............laugh

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