Ah, Saturday in Lagos!
Saturdays are my favorite days because I get to go out with R and we usually have a little adventure. I think he enjoys going out on Saturdays, too.
We don’t get to go out during the week very often because the driver works 9-4 unless it’s a special request and the company states that we should not stay out alone, unescorted, after 7:00 pm.
So, today, we decided to go eat pizza at Pizza Riah and see “The Guardians of the Galaxy ” at the IMAX theater.
It’s the rainy season, so today was very wet! Lots of rain, thundering, lightning, and even worse than usual drivers, if that’s somehow possible.
Today, our car was actually bumped from the guy behind us but it wasn’t enough to jolt us around so no one got out to say anything. Our driver yelled “this idiot, this idiot” twice and we continued on our way.
Lunch at Pizza Riah was good, but we got there when a big group of expat brats were sitting at a large table behind us. They were screaming for some reason until one of the workers hushed them, in absence of their parents doing so.
One of the workers even called them “complaining little shits ” under his breath. I couldn’t have agreed more. I have heard lots of horror stories about how absolutely awful expat children are, at least the ones who grow up with maids and drivers and hands off parents.
I wouldn’t be so judgemental if they had been a little quieter. Ha!
One of the workers admired my peace sign shaped earrings and said, “You have a taste for expensive things.” Then, he smiled. I asked him to repeat himself twice and then never understanding, I just smiled and nodded. R informed me of what he had actually said and I informed R of the actual coat of the earrings, which was about $4.99 at Wal-Mart.
After eating, we went to the IMAX theater. We were in time to see the 2D version of “The Guardians of the Galaxy ” . Man, the 2D screen was very disappointing. It was like the size of a large home theatre screen. It was a big screen but not as big as a regular movie screen in the States. The theater was intimate which is fancy talk for I could hear people around me eating their popcorn.
Also, we were close enough to see people’s phones. So, when there was a pop culture reference to David Hasselhoff during the movie, R noticed that the Nigerians in front of us had taken out their phone and Googled him. That was quite funny to us.
Before we saw the movie, we sat in the lobby for an hour and ate gelato. There was a worker who walked by no less than six times, dragging the dust pan along the floor very loudly. I made a face and when he passed by the second time, I said to R: “he’s dragging the damn thing like we have to HEAR him cleaning! And look at that big ass kernel he left on the floor even after all that damn noise be made!” R said: “He’s dragging it along the floor like it’s a vacuum cleaner!” We were both amused and annoyed.
I cannot say I was impressed with the young man’s cleaning abilities.
The movie was great; I won’t ruin it for anyone but I highly recommend you go see it.
But, don’t go see it in Lagos because I guess the folks here don’t know about after credit scenes, which are especially prevalent in the newer Marvel movies. The movie had FIVE after credit scenes, which we had to watch in the light and with the workers cleaning around us because we were very close to being rushed out! I would have been damned to leave without watching the after credit scenes, damn it!
All in all, it was an interesting and good day.
Until tomorrow my friends…