A delightful dialog from the delightfully snarky and sharp movie “Up in the Air”. This is from an airport scene when a approaching-10-million-air-miles experienced George Clooney passes on gyaan to the inexperienced Anna Kendric on how to cut time at the airport and avoid unnecessary hassles.
A remarkably suave Clooney says “Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left. Bingo, Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and they have a thing for slip on shoes. Gotta love ’em. ” To which Anna Kendrick remarks in all moral indignation “Thats racist”, Clooney retorts “I’m like my mother, I stereotype. It’s faster”
No, this is not a review of the movie (I know I should do that, I am way behind on reviews). Its merely an experience of watching movies and plays in London and so here goes
1) Don’t sit behind UK guys. They are way too tall and broad and effectively reduce you to ducking and weaving (like the Indian team’s youngsters when a short ball is targeted at them) to catch the movie on the screen
2) Don’t sit behind UK girls. Refer 1) for the reason
3) Sit behind Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis or Bangladeshis, you would have a clear view of the screen
4) Avoid picking a seat near old people, especially if you have the last seat. You would asked to budge from your position on quite a few occasions in order to relieve the pressure
5) UK billing counters are slower than the ones in India. So pick up tillers that have Indians or Pakistanis and/or guys handling them. The girls are way too polite to deal with people making a nuisance of themselves like a woman asking to her husband, after the cashier spends 10 mins letting them know what all movies are playing ” Honey, I still cant make my mind up”