We had both had a very long busy Friday.
We had weaved in and out of our fellow after work crowds at the supermarket buying the exotic things
we needed for the weekend.....loo paper, kitchen towel, malk ( milk to normal folks but malk to us a la the simpsons), cheese.
It was cold.
We were tired.
Nearby there was a cinema showing Gravity, which we really did want to see.
So on the spur of the moment we packed the groceries in the car and decided to go and see the film.....we had about 15 minutes to spare and there was a tiny back street pub between us and the cinema.
You know that bit in films where a noisy pub is silenced by the entrance of strangers? those strangers were us....but we ordered a drink for the mister and a glass of red for me. The barmaid gave me a teeny tiny glass and a teeny tiny bottle of red wine and asked for a very un-teeny tiny amount of money. We were not there long and at least 3 times a rather unkempt but gracious chap approached us holding a plate and offering 'pate?' on slices of white bread. Very kind but we declined. The plate of food looked as if it had been going around the pub since VE night.
I had only had a few sips of my wine when we needed to hot foot it to the pictures so I did what any girl who has had a hard week would do......screwed the top back on to my wine and put it in my bag.
Later on, sat in the dark, wearing our 3d specs, the mister needed to go to the loo and while he was gone I remembered my wine.....and as I took a swig I saw a couple look at me with that 'poor woman' frown on their faces.
Truly, and my friends can attest to this, I do not very often drink, so it amused me to think that the couple thought I was carrying my own emergency bottle and was sneaking a drink while my chap was in the loo!
Full marks to the film.......I thought it might make me giddy or sea sick but in fact I thought constantly how wonderful the earth looked and how slow and peaceful the movements of the people and machines were..and despite the tension of the film it was very calming to watch.......but of course maybe that could have been because I was sitting in the dark drinking wine surreptitiously..........................................