|There's always a Star Wars character.|
The Minions complain about driving twenty minutes to go to the mall. We had to drive a minimum of forty minutes to go to the grocery store, fifteen minutes to fill up on gas and an hour to get to the mall. I had to kill a lot of time cooped up in the back of the Chevy Cavalier wagon. I didn't bring my GameBoy because I got car sick, so I used my imagination. I would stare out the window and pretend I was riding a four wheeler or pretend I was the gunner in the back of a Snow Speeder shooting the Snow Troopers. The Minions would be outside their minds having to do that now. Let's face it, they want to bring their Nintendo DS with them when we drive to the center of town.
My closest kid neighbor was a mile down the road and I was an only child. I spent a lot of time by myself...killing time. One can only beat Zelda and Super Mario Bros. so many times before they get bored.
When I did have friends over we improvised, we would choose five characters from whatever we were playing (Transformers, G.I. Joe, TMNT) that we could magically change into so that it was fair. We would fight imaginary enemies, not there, figments of our imaginations, nowadays the Minions need something physical to be able to play like that and that usually ends up being each other.
Kids these days really honestly don't know how good they have it, they think that killing time for five minutes is a pain in the ass they should have tried killing time for five hours while you waited for your parents to finish their chores around the house.
Man this A to Z Challenge is really kicking my ass this year, but the good news is I have next week off and I should be able to catch up...I hope....