This weekend was the annual trip to the Van-Del Drive-In Theatre for the Memorial Day weekend Dusk to Dawn. This is something I pretty much look forward to all year. The drive in is just a great environment. You get to spend time outdoors usually in the country. You get to spend time with people you really like. Junk food is permissible. You get to see three movies for less than the cost of going to a movie in the local theatre. But there is one thing that really makes the drive in special; the people that surround you. It’s a mix of families, teenagers, and people who just want to do something different that evening.
So as you can imagine there are a lot of different conversations that you overhear. And here are the two of the best from the evening. And there is a little something that can be learned from each conversation.
The first life lesson came from the father of the little boy in the vehicle next to us. His words of wisdom “Don’t lick the bumper there are bugs on it, and that’s gross.” Lesson learned from this there are always going to be people telling you not to do something you want to. They will always point out the negatives of an idea.
The other life lesson came from a girl as I was walking back from the concession stand. Her words of wisdom; “Glow sticks don’t tickle.” She obviously got hit with a glow stick. Life lesson learned just because something or someone is pretty it doesn’t mean that they don’t have a little bit of bite at times.