Darla and I went to see the new Adam Sandler movie “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.” I love good comedy–sometimes even dumb comedy–and I’m no prude, but I was do disappointed with bits going over the top from funny to crass that I wanted to leave. My wife is an optimist, one of the many things I love about her, and she kept hoping it would be better but she eventually gave up and we left.
As I’m about to turn 50, I am increasingly unwilling to waste any of my life. If a movie sucks, walk out. If a book disappoints, quit reading. If an event is deadly dull, don’t stay. Of course consideration in social situations should be given to others, but when it is ultimately your time, choose not to waste it.
We did get our money back for the movie, but I didn’t care: life is too short to sit through a bad movie because you paid for the tickets.