🚦🚦🚦— This is not a deep thought, but the tale to two incompetent people who sat in front of me during John Wick 4.
🚦 First, let me just say I am ecstatic anytime my son invites me to do anything. ‘Yes’ is my immediate answer without questioning what we are doing. Recently while my son was home for Spring Break, and I said ‘yes’ to seeing the opening night of John Wick Chapter 4!! 'I’m in', I said simultaneously preparing myself for a bloody night ahead of me, right??!!
The shocking start
🚦 As the house lights fade to black and the movie starts, the body count four within 30 seconds, I suddenly hear the squeal of a young child. WTF??!! Did I just hear that?? Surely not, right? I mean who in their right mind would bring their young child to a John Wick movie? 😤🤔😳 I looked at the lady next to me and she was equally confused. A few minutes go by and then we spot the toddler when he popped up directly in front of us.
🚦Who takes their young child to an R-rated movie? Answer…the morally degenerate idiotic parents in front of me, that’s who. This kid, maybe 2-years-old is sipping on a soda (God save his body) and is mimicking combat as John Wick’s body count stands at about 50 and continuing to rise. While I am thinking about the psychological damage being done to him, he is laughing, bouncing between his mom and dad, and having a good ole time. This is another example of how people shock me yet do not surprise me.
The seething continuation
🚦I’m fuming! Seething! Clearly these parents have no concern for what their child is seeing and doing. And while the kid continues to squeal and fight off the bad guys, I can barely watch the torn limbs and blown off heads myself. In fact, I did close my eyes several times. As a parent at the movies with my son, I am attending with my 22-year-old who plays college football. BIG age difference! My son has two decades on this kid and has seen and heard some things. I doubt this 2-year-old asked his parents to take him to see John Wick.
🚦Finally, praise God, the guy a few seats down from me yells what we are all thinking, ‘Get your f'n kid out of here!’ Believe it or not, it took another five more minutes before the dad hoisted the kid up into his arms and walked out of the theater never to return. Guess what? Mom stays…for another 30 to 40 minutes before she made her exit. SMH!! Healthy relationships all the way around, eh??
The hysterical ending
🚦Oh, and God's honest truth, my Senior Pastor walks in during previews and sits down right behind me and my son. No Joke! Love that guy!! 🙏👊🏻😅 After the movie Pastor said, 'thought we were going to have a fight on our hands'. I didn't know if he meant me and the parents of this kid or the guy who yelled and these incompetent parents!
Some of my deepest thoughts come to me whilst sitting at red lights. It happens to all of us, I just thought I'd write them down and share them with you! I'd love to hear your feedback on the thoughts that haunt my mind while waiting on "the other guy" to get off his cell phone and notice that the light is green!