Are you looking for a casual yet fun way to tell a friend that marriage isn’t all it’s cracked to be?
Go see Gone Girl.
Maybe you’re trying to gently hint to your significant other the dire consequences of being unfaithful?
Go see Gone Girl.
Still not convinced that Shakespeare knew what he was saying when he wrote, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?
Yep, Gone Girl.
If there was ever a movie showing the importance of communicating about money with your significant other, this is it.
This weekend, we decided to take a break from all our landlord-ing and go see a movie with some friends*
Going to the movies is a complex task in the Lincoln household.
First, we enter into candy negotiation. I like smarties and Reese’s. A likes Peach-Os and Swedish Fish. Sometimes it turns into a serious face-off.
Next, I fill up the minis (we go to theaters where adult beverages are allowed, I wouldn’t recommend trying this at your local Regal / AMC).
On the way to the theater, we stop at the gas station and get our agreed-upon candy selection.
Then, all of our snacks get hidden – pockets, purses, there was even the Swedish Fish Bra incident that shall never be discussed.
Once inside, we purchase sodas, pour in our minis, open our candy, and settle in.
I’ve been sneaking candy into theaters since before I could watch PG-13 movies!
It’s practically a family legacy. For generations, the Lincoln’s have smuggled candy into theaters like the middle-class version of sneaking drugs out of Mexico.
But lately, I’ve started wondering, is this another frugality hack, or is it plain stealing?
If we don’t want to partake in the theater’s (overpriced) offerings, should we just stay home?
At the theater we went to, 2 boxes of candy cost $8, and 2 drinks add another $16. When we bring in our own candy and drinks, we pay less than $5 total.
When we bring our own snacks, going to the movies meets our $20 cheap date rule. If we bought our snacks there, it would be way over. But is that just an excuse to do the wrong thing?
I was talking about this at work, and one of our company’s co-founders mentioned that he taught his kids how to sneak hot dogs into movies. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever snuck into a theater?