Have The Best Day Of Your Life.

As I propped my bike against the window of Mr.Movie and approached the door with my movies in hand,  I heard "so, did we like our movies?"Friday Night

I popped one movie into the return slot and replied "one was great, one blew."

I turned my head and saw a guy in his early 30s wearing a Dominion apron with his black coat over top, and bringing a cigarette up to his mouth. 

He took a puff and reached for the door, "we should get our money back," he said.

"It’s okay, they warned me and I promised not to complain if I didn’t like it."  I replied and put the next movie into the slot.

"How much do they cost?" he continued.

"About five bucks each," I said, starting to get back on my bike, "but they have an excellect selection including . Which is too highbrow for me but my friends really like it."

"Ah, well that’s okay then," he said taking another drag from his smoke.

I pulled away from the store and said "well, bye.  Have a great day".

"You too", he replied. "Have the best day of your life."

[edited later in the day when I had a bit more time.]

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

7 thoughts on “Have The Best Day Of Your Life.

  • March 27, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    For those of you wondering – we rented Idiocracy (movie) and Extras (Britcom series).
    Can you guess which was great and which blew?

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Wouldn’t it be awful to know that today was the best day of your life? I mean, no matter how amazing a day it was you would never have a day as good again.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    the day would have to be pretty spectacular – and I’m talking satisfying multiple life long dreams in under 24 hours with some wonderful surprises thrown in as sprinkles on top kind of spectacular – for that to be even remotely acceptable.
    On the flip side, it would rock to know that today is the worst day of my life. (I’m not sure how it could go back and fix those ones before, but I’m completely open to that if who ever’s in charge just happens to be listening.)

  • March 28, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    I presume that the items in the photo (DVDs, pizza, wine, etc.) are associated with watching “our movies”. Would they also be included in the Best Day of Your Life? If you could plan it, I mean.

  • March 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    In truth Rohan, this was the only photo with Mr. Movie’s logo in it I had and was taken months ago on another movie night. Though wine and pizza are the usual trappings of a Friday movie night.
    I think the official Best Day of My Life would have to include wine – red wine – free flowing red wine that I could keep drinking and savouring without getting more than mildly impared.
    However I think I’d skip the movies and the pizza. The movie would be swapped with swimming.
    The pizza would be substitued with a multi-course dinner served al fresco on the island overlooking the river. Around the long wooden table would be a collection of smart, playful and interesting people who laugh easily. The monk’s hood would be in bloom and the wind would be gentle.
    Yes, I have the exact placement of the table mapped out, and I’ve started the guest list. You & Yvonne are on it.
    I don’t know what the rest of the day would entail, but that meal would certainly consume the entire evening.

  • March 30, 2007 at 8:37 am

    have the best day of your life
    means it was better than yesterdays
    but not necessarily better yet than tomorrows
    if this continued daily
    this best day of my life
    ad infinitum
    when would the explosion occur?
    i love this story
    thanks lex


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