Moving and renovating have taken up months of our time, so we decided to take a break and go to the movies.
That’s where we experienced sticker shock. Two senior tickets cost us $22.50.
Then, there was $10 for a tub of popcorn, which my husband and I shared.
Last of all was a soda for each of us. Size small. $6.25 each.
“No, thank you,” I said to the young man behind the counter when he asked if we wanted Nachos, ice cream, or red vines.
Grand total for two hours of “escape”? $45.00
I’m telling you this to prove a point. An e-book will cost you anywhere from FREE to $5.99 and you can buy a big bag of popcorn at the supermarket for about five bucks. Soda? $1.00 each.
So from $7.00- $12.00 you can enjoy on average ten hours of reading fun.
I actually enjoy the more active process of reading to the more passive act of movie-going. And, especially with prices being so high nowadays, a movie will have to promise me a lot to get me out of my favorite reading chair and out the door.