27 February 2011

Behr Pick: The Oscars

Tonight the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present their annual awards. I'm not going to make any predictions but I will say my fingers are crossed for Colin Firth.

I was invited to an Oscar party by someone I've only met twice; yesterday I accepted but today I had to renege as I have a headache. I'm a little disappointed but I thought it was awfully kind of him to extend the invitation. So anyway it will be a quiet evening at home alone, just me, Winston, and Oscar.

On another note, it seems there's absolutely no manners or civility left in the world. The other night a friend wanted to go out and we decided on dinner and a movie. I had already seen the movie but sat through it again because it is an Oscar-nominated film. I paid for the movie AND dinner. I also drove. I was thanked but the issue I have is that he didn't even reach for his wallet when it came time to pay for either the tickets or the meal. I understand he is unemployed, however in my mindset, that would automatically engage some restraint in going out. Maybe I'm feeling a bit taken advantage of but if I were unemployed I would not ask a friend to go out then not at least offer to pay my share. I'm just sayin'.

BEHR HUGS

5 comments:

Nik_TheGreek said...

I'm with you on that. He should at least by courtesy try to take his wallet now...

Stan said...

Your absolutely right Mark. Sorry you got taken. I'm disabled and live on a very modest income and would never behave like that. I've been in situations like that and have no money but at least ask to pay for what little I can. Shame on him!

behrmark said...

Thanks Nik and Stan. I often wonder if maybe I'm out-of-touch with reality. I don't mind paying but I just thought he could have had the courtesy to make a gesture or offer of paying a portion. I suppose when you're 29 years old though you don't think like that.

Wonder Man said...

I agree, he was rude

CJ/Rick said...

Oh Hell no. He invited you and then stuck you with the bill. He must have some huge balls. You'll know next time.