15 July 2011

For Clarification Purposes

Alright, yesterday I tweeted this and apparently it offended some. Let me just say that I in no way ever intend on offending anyone with what I write and I also do no write for malicious purposes; however, if someone takes what I write as a personal vendeta that I have against them, then that's their buisness.

Since 140 characters is not an adequate amount of space to truly get a point across and since I have this here snazzy blog, I thought I would clarify things a bit.

First off, I do NOT hate Harry Potter. I do NOT hate those that like Harry Potter. I do NOT not go to the movies (in fact, I took the boys to Cars 2 this morning and we had a fabulous time). I do NOT hate people that speak their opinions (I am in fact one of those people, and really aren't we all?).

With that being said my tweet was really aimed at those individuals that waited in line for hours upon hours to watch a movie at midnight. AGAIN, this is MY OPINION. It was meant as sarcasm. Please don't tell me what an awful person I am because I don't agree with your reasoning to do the above mentioned act. See, as a wife and mother of two young kids, I can find so, so many other things to do with my time than wait in line (probably outside where it's a million degrees) for 3, 5, 7, 10+ hours for a movie that will still be the same movie when it comes out on DVD. But that's me. I admit that I have waited in line for a movie before (when I was a teenager) but I'm pretty sure it was only an hour. Now that I'm older and have different responsibilities, my ideals have changed. Standing in line for hours is just not high up on my list, actually it's not on my list at all. If this is something that is a priority for you, great! But just as you are excited about only having 3 more hours till movie time, I am excited about my couch and my pjs and not being surrounded by lots of people. And I have a right to say that.

As I mentioned, I am not against going to the movies. I think movies are wonderful, albeit very expensive. I personally prefer waiting for a movie to come out on DVD and renting it for $0.99 from the Red Box. That's me. That's my opinion. It does not mean that I am right and you are wrong. And it also doesn't mean that you are right and I am wrong. This is just what my husband and I have decided that we want and like to do. There are also other reasons that I prefer movies at home: I really, really like my house. I like to be in my house, with my husband and my kids and my dogs and NO ONE ELSE. I really prefer to avoid crowds. I like to pause a movie and go to the bathroom or make brownies and play an awesome word on Words With Friends. Again, ME. This is what I like. If you want to go to the theater every week and spend $10 a ticket, do it!

Now as for Harry Potter, I really have no stand on the subject at all. I have not read any of the books, although I intend to at some point. I have not seen any of the movies. I'm not sure that I will watch them though because I really, really love books and in most cases I am let down by movies that are based on books. However, I have seen plenty of movies that are based on books that were fantastic; so just because I have read the book does not mean that I won't watch the movie version.

As for opinions, well...what can I say? I typically try to not join in on hot topics. There are certainly far too many people that live from one argument to the next. And there are legitimate issues that need to be brought to the surface so that people can sound off on them. The thing that I have a hard time with are those that feel the need to "blast" their opinion(s) and tell me I'm wrong or bad for thinking differently. We all have the right to think and act as we want. Just because I feel a certain way about XYZ does not give me the authority to bash another person for their feelings on said subject. A lot more can be accomplished if we close our mouths and open our eyes and ears.

And as for my offending anyone-I truly am sorry that you feel that way. I hope that some or any of what I have written has made sense.


Allison said...

I want to be able to "like" this post! Seriously!

Me and My Boys said...

Thanks Allison!

Jennifer W said...

You have got to be kidding me, right? The fact you even had to write this is annoying on so many levels. Sigh. I'm with you.

Raena said...

Just to make sure you know...
I don't have twitter, soi didn't see your post. So my FB status about HP wasn't about you! Love you!

Ps- I'd never wait in line like that either! Crazies!


Amanda said...

I did wait in line to go see Harry Potter, but I totally wasn't offended by your statement about waiting until the movie comes to redbox. Like you said, everyone has their opinions and preferences. I'm sorry that someone was offended by that. It is so not important enough to get riled up about. :(

Brittany said...

I'm not sure if I'm reading the right tweet since I don't see how the one about getting a Redbox could offend anyone but as far as the post goes, I'm with you. A movie at home is SO much better--there's nothing like the comforts of home!