What I learned today in small town America.
Audiences in a full theatre here behave just like they do in theatres in NYC. I went to see Bridge to Terabithia and the theatre was packed with screaming kids. There were at least two people who answered their cell phones and then there were the two teenagers who were eventually escorted from the theatre for throwing popcorn, farting, and disturbing everyone in the back of the theatre. For two plus hours I really felt like I was back in the big city. Just for the record the movie is not for small children. It’s really for kids 9 or 10 year olds. Unfortunately, the average age today was about 4 and they were BORED.
I also learned that unlike NYC people here don’t assume what your buying should go in a bag. I went to the Kum and Go (Insert joke here) last night and the girl looked at me like I had three heads when I asked for a bag for my things. The same thing happened today at the grocery store. Is it too much to ask that when you buy something that it can be put into something you can carry.
After almost six weeks in Iowa I’ve yet to find a restaurant in town that has decent food. Tonight I tried Chinese. I’ve heard since I got here which Chinese place is best and was told in fact that the one next to the coffee shop was excellent. I guess excellent is relative. I had the worst broccoli chicken I’ve ever had. It’s was completely lacking in flavor and I almost didn’t know I was eating. It was more than a little disappointing.
That’s it today for Life Lessons in Iowa.