The me few years ago cannot stand being seen alone in public. I cannot sit down at a restaurant to eat alone, or go shopping alone, or even walk comfortable on the street alone. I get very anxious and nervous when a friend comes late for an appointment, leaving me standing around waiting….alone! I would feel like everyone around me are staring at me, judging me for being alone and pathetic.
As I grew older, I appreciate my alone time more and more. I no longer feel the insecurity of not having company in public. Perhaps it finally hit me that, well no one really cares or notices anyway! Maybe I’ve grown more independent with age and no longer need the company of another to make me feel “unpathetic”.
I’ve always enjoyed going to the movies but I have never gone for a movie alone ever. I always thought going to the movies are meant for a group of friends and if I can’t find a friend to go, staying at home watching DVDs would be a better idea.
I haven’t watched a new released movie for ages. For one, it’s incredibly expensive to watch a movie in Auckland – $16.50 a pop! Secondly, I don’t think it’ll be worth it if Terry is going to sleep through it. He was very bored halfway through Transformers 2 and was snoring 30 minutes into Ratatouille (yes, Ratatouille!), can you believe…?? Terry has never been a movies kind of guy.
Anyway, I have recently bought 4 movie tickets from Grabone at 55% off. Instead of watching 2 shows with Terry, I am seriously considering watching 4 shows alone. I think I will have a good time dating myself 🙂
Have you watched a movie by yourself? Are you comfortable being alone in public?