I am completely incapable of watching a movie all the way through. Its ridiculous. I have about 6 half watched movies sitting on top of my DVD player. I'll put a movie on, watch a bit, then wander off to cook dinner, or email, or compose a blog.
The thing is, I am a compulsive DVD buyer. Last month I bought about 8 or 9 DVDs. Guess how many I watched all the way through in one sitting. Thats right. None. Nil, zip, zilch, nada. A big, fat zero. I'll end up putting one on for a bit, getting distracted and turning it off. When I go to watch the next DVD I'll choose a different one and put that on instead. It can take me up to about 3 weeks to watch one damn movie. Thats why I like TV series. On DVD. I don't have the patience to watch TV.
Its not that I don't have the attention span. But a movie for me is filler. So unless I'm doing something, like sewing (yes, I sew), or exercising, I get distracted. I watched a movie all the way through last night. Equilibrium. Such an awesome movie that one. I must have seen it in excess of 10 times. It makes you think, and is filled with ass kicking and serious hotness. Christian Bale and Taye Diggs. Enough to make any sane person go all gooey.
A few years ago, when I was on break from uni, I was staying with my sister. We hired some movies. The wench who runs the video store was quite possessive of her stock. Why she chose to run a product rental business when she was that way inclined is absolutely beyond me. My sisters roomie (and best mate) refused to even walk past the store because she returned a video two days late and hadn't yet paid the late fee.
We had some movies that were due back. And by the time we had located them and made to go, it was at the cut off time for returning them. No-one else was game to return the movie, even though it was literally 10 minutes late. So they decided to send naive young me in to do it, like a lamb to the slaughter.
I walked in and deposited the case in the slot. Immediately the old crone appeared, waving her wrinkled jowls in an imaginary breeze. I gave her a polite greeting and turned to go. As I nearly hit the door she shreiked across the store, 'This is llLLAAATTTE!!!'
I just turned to her, shrugged and said 'I know,' and walked out the door. Seriously what the fuck else did she expect? I knew before I dropped off the video that she'd hit us with a late fee, what else could she do?
I'm not allowed in that store anymore. By my sisters order.