Thursday was a day that I will never forget. Kristin (my roomie) says that it was "epic". Personally, I think I should have stayed in bed. My day would have progressed better if I got mauled by hungry lions. OKAY, I'm totally exaggerating... as I tend to do... but I DID have a pretty crappy Thursday.
We went into the city to do some last minute shopping. The girls I'm rooming with wanted to go to Max Brener's (a restaurant dedicated to chocolate). It is a chocoholic paradise. There are tubes on the ceiling that pump chocolate from mixers into a spout that the employees use to top off desserts. While my friends thought the food was amazing, they were very unhappy that the restaurant was out of their signature dish and delivered poor customer service.
While this experience put a bit of a damper on the day, we continued on. We stumbled upon a souvenir store that was going out of business. Everything in the store was between 50-70 % off (FABULOUS!) We each got some nice gifts for good prices. This would prove to be the highlight of the day.
After packing for New Zealand, we headed off to the IMAX to see Shrek in 3D. The train left at 11:05 p.m. and we were about 30 seconds late. This meant that we had to wait in the cold train station for an extra 30 minutes.... boo. While waiting Kristin had a minor emotional breakdown over a gift she bought earlier, but she felt better by the end of the night... if for no other reason she was able to laugh at my misfortune that ended the night.
So we arrived at Townhall train station at midnight (one minute before the movie started). Kristin and I walked from the station to the Imax to meet Amy and Denning for the show. As we rushed along the road, Kristin was running funny and I started giggling at her. Two random guys who happened to be walking by us started mocking us and running alongside us. Kristin told them to back off... which they chose to use as an excuse to be even more irritating and evasive. We finally got rid of them, but I was worried I might need to use my new boxing skills.
The theatre was not very packed for the first showing of Shrek 3D, but it was a midnight show. I don't think many parents wanted their children out that late! I was eager to see the film in 3D. I sat down and put on my super special 3D glasses. The movie started out great. The little donkey dragon babies were super cute and entertaining. Suddenly, about 20 minutes into the movie, I felt something warm underneath me. I reached down to see what it was and was appalled at what I found. The seat of my pants was soaked.... all the way through.... with someone else's pee. I do not know how it happened. I do not want to know what possessed a person to do something so despicable, but I had the evidence of their deed on my rear end. There was nothing I could do about it because my ride was watching the movie... I sat through the film completely uncomfortable (but I did move to another seat). When the show was over I went to the manager thinking that she would show some kind of pity on me. Instead, I got a very cold and nonchalant sorry. Maybe she didn't realize how incredibly unsanitary it is to sit in urine or maybe she had other things to do at 2 in the morning. My roommate tried to get me some kind of compensation, but it did not help much. I only got a free ticket to select shows ... which I cannot use because I am leaving the country. I did not even get reimbursed for the show I watched sitting in pee. The Imax in Sydney is in desperate need of learning about Southern hospitality. I look forward to the customer service I will receive upon my return in the United States!
So... how is that for an end to an "epic" day? I think it is worth forgetting... my roomies disagree. They found it hilarious. :(