Now his brother, well he didn't do so well, actually he had one of the worst report cards to date. My ex-wife and I can't understand it, because it isn't that he can't handle the assignments, but that he
to pass in his homework, which is done with the assistance of his mother each evening. Does that make any sense? It isn't the testing, but rather that the homework portion of his grade is near ZERO because he refuses to hand in his work each day. Work that is complete! Baffling. In any case we're working on this, and the pressure is on him like never before.
we're going to see Hannibal Rising
today. It looks amazing. Friday a friend and I saw The Messengers
, which didn't impress me so much. In fact I had anticipated that it was going to be pretty bad, the ratings across the board were quite negative. It was like Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes and Amityville Horror all rolled in to one, and with a twist. There were like 20 people in the theatre on a friday night 7:00 show. That speaks heaps.
a disturbing thing happened on my way out of the theatre while I was waiting for my friend outside the bathroom
young girls, perhaps 11 or 12, at the MOST 13 were walking down the isle with a very tall Black man who appeared to be in his mid-20's. The girls were gabbing away and what I caught really upset me. This is roughly how it went....
Girl #1: I told you he was going to show up.
Girl #2: I know, but I didn't think he was going to drive all the way here from Pennsylvania.
Man: Chill girl, I told you I was gonna be here no lie.
Girl#1: Yea and I told you I look ugly, my myspace picture makes me look better. Look at how ugly I am!!!
Man: Chill girl, you gotta stop dogging yourself, you look good. You look better than your picture.
Girl #1 & Girl #2 : high pitched giggles
I stood there with my mouth open, I didn't know what to do. The guy was looking all around while walking with these girls, at least once telling them to "shhh". There was no room for misinterpretation, I knew what was going on and had not a clue what to do about it. It bothered me then and it still does. I mean they were going into a theatre, it wasn't like he was taking them somewhere out of the public eye, but still. Their parents had probably dropped them off together, having no idea.
I know I should have reportedhim to the theatre office, but I didn't. I am a father, I owed it to their parents to help them and I failed miserably. At least there is hope that it was only the movie they would share and then the parents would arrive to take them home unharmed. At least that scenario let's me sleep at night...
Hope everyone has a great Sunday :)