Tonight at seven p.m. there is a showing of "Dunkirk" at our local theater and we are going to that. It's interesting why they have the show that late. But I suppose their reasoning is sound. They know that only the oldsters are going to that movie, because no one else even remembers World War 2. They also know that the oldsters (like me) who don't work, go to the weekday matinee's because a Senior gets in for three bucks. What to do? Well, they show the movie in the evening so the Seniors, who make up their audience for this movie, will have to pay full price. I guess every business has it's angles. I'm ok with that because it means there won't be any kids in the theater. I don't mind paying extra for that.
Yesterday, my son and I went to the state park to swim , about six. Usually there is no one there at that time, we have the whole beach to ourselves. The water is great, and the sun is behind a mountain so we don't get sunburned.
But yesterday, there were about forty kids on the beach. There was a church group from Atlanta having a three day "camp." The kids were about 12 to 16 years old.
Two boys and two girls came up next to us, out by the deep part where there is a pipe barrier to keep people from going out any further.
The two boys had the foulest mouths I have ever heard in my life. They said things that were revolting, and I've spent months and months on Navy ships, so I'm not easily bothered by that.
I told my son I was going over to tell those boys that if they had no respect for themselves, they could at least show some decency with the two girls there. But my son said if I did that, they would just tell me to "f off old man" or , he said they might go say I did something inappropriate. I had not thought of that.
Finally, I just told my son I wasn't enjoying myself and we went on home. It was a bust. Those people are supposed to be there til Friday so I won't go back til then. As we were leaving, I saw a bunch of women sitting behind the beach under the trees that were "chaperones." I was going to recommend they talk to these little cretins about how they behaved, but the ladies were so nice and so obviously oblivious to what was going on I just thought "to hell with it." and we left.
Well, I have to go take Rufus out to the meadow for a bathroom break, so I'll finish here. Hope everyone is doing well. I know I'm not getting around to other blogs I always read, but I will catch up next week when things settle down.