Gregarious co-worker decided that he wanted to have everybody on the team come over to his house to watch a movie.
His house is all the way out in the middle of nowhere and he has a barn that he occasionally converts to a movie theater with his projection television.
I knew that I was going to be doing stuff this weekend that involved a game night on Friday and the usual chores and errands and so I knew that I was likely to make a token appearance at the movie night, drop off some chips and dip or a bottle of something, say that I wished I could stay but, jeez, I can’t… and then leave.
But he said what the movie we’d be watching would be… and I said “Okay. I’ll stay for the movie.”
When I told Maribou about the co-worker’s movie night, she said that she’d come, so long as it was the token appearance thing… until I told her what the movie was and she brightened and said “Okay. I’ll stay for the movie.”
And so, as a fun game, I’m going to ask for a list of movies that would get, oh, 80% of everybody to move from “Okay… I guess I have a social obligation to do something like this” to “Oh… we’re watching that movie? Okay. I’ll stay for the movie.” Because I am pretty sure that there are more movies than the one that he announced that would get that response… but, golly, off the top of my head, I can’t think of another.
So those are the hints. It’s a movie that would get me to say that, it’s a movie that got Maribou to say that, and (I betcha), it’s a movie that would get 80% of you guys to say “Okay. I’ll stay for the movie.”
So… what were we watching?