Dream of:06 January 1984 (2) "Drive-In Movie"
While living in Puerto Rico, I had developed a daily schedule. I divided my days into three sections, one reserved for writing.
I had met a boy (about 16 years old) who had some brothers and sisters. The boy told me they wanted to go to a drive-in movie that afternoon. I couldn't understand how they could watch a drive in move in the afternoon, but they said it was possible.
We all boarded a blue Volkswagen which the boy had and we raced down the road. I told him he was going to have to slow down or I was going to get out. I just couldn't go that fast. I said, "When I was your age I used to go fast like this too. But it just doesn't pay to go this fast."
Nevertheless, he continued to speed along. Finally he pulled up to a red light and I jumped out of the car. I stood on a rather elevated place on a sidewalk and watched him drive off.
I saw a car coming toward him. His Volkswagen suddenly swerved, turned all the way around and began heading back toward me in the other lane. He barely missed hitting two cars. He drove past me; he didn't see me and he continued down the road. He then turned around and came back to where I was. As he pulled up close to me, I jumped behind a nearby wall and lay down. I didn't want him to see me. But he pulled on around the wall to a place where he could see me.
I stood and walked to his car. He seemed disappointed because I had gotten out of his car. He said he would drive slowly if I would get back in and we would all go to the drive-in. I thought, "All right."
I boarded the car and we drove to the drive-in. Once inside, I was surprised to see that even though it was daylight, we were indeed able to see the movie. It was quite clear on the screen.
The movie was animated. It was in Spanish and seemed to be about some Marvel comic book hero. I thought it would have been better if I had used my time the way I had originally scheduled it. But at least I thought the movie would help me perfect my Spanish.
But as I listened to the movie I couldn't understand a single word. The movie seemed as if it would be interesting – but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't understand the words.
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