…that is, unless I’m strapped down in a chair and / or in complete darkness and / or in a place where it is socially unacceptable to move around and make noise.
Is that normal?
Last night I was watching a really good film at home (The Great Gatsby) yet I struggled to sit and watch it. I spent the first 90 minutes of the film talking about the film, fiddling with a random piece of Lego, browsing through various books on the shelf behind me, posting on Facebook, checking Facebook, commenting on Facebook, stroking a random cat or fiddling with my hair.
Why is that? What is wrong with me?
So when I was on the toilet later in the middle of the night, I wondered whether there were other people similarly affected by this condition and whether if more than one of them lives together whether they actually get to watch anything.
Ironically, however, during the last 15 minutes of the film I fell asleep (even though it was very good) so I must have put the Lego down at some point before then.
I don’t think I will be watching Lord of the Rings anytime soon.
July 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm
The Hobbit Part 1 is still on the shelf, wrapped on plastic, waiting for you. But if tying you up and turning the light out is what it takes to get you to concentrate on a film, I’ve got no problem helping you out.