Queen Of The Schnorrers

Dr. A and I went to a free sneak preview ofThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotellast night. It’s a pretty good flick set in India with a stellar veteran cast that makes me feel young: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith to name a few.

This post, however, is not about the movie. We sat behind an elderly woman who not only seems to go to every free movie in the New Orleans metro area BUT to know everyone else who does. There’s quite a sub-culture out there, which doesn’t surprise me but something else did: the sneak previewschnorrers sample other movies whilst waiting for their free screening to commence. One gent slipped in and checked outCabin In The Woods, which he described as a “slasha movie that wasted 5 minutes” of his life. Time is precious when you’re a schnorrer.

The only thing that bugged me about this immersion in schnorrer culture was that they got a free pizza and we did not. Bummer, man.

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