So, what's the deal with popcorn? This scrumptious snack has been around in movie theaters for ages. But if you think about it, popcorn is a truly unusual cinematic snack that should have never been introduced into the theater. Don't get me wrong, I love popcorn. But who the heck thought that it was a good snack for moviegoers.
First off, it is loud. Most people going to the movies expect complete silence from other moviegoers. Whoever brought popcorn into the movie theater must have failed to realize the crunchiness of the treat. If anyone near me eats popcorn, I cannot help but notice the constant crunching sound as their teeth sink into each kernel.
Secondly, it makes a mess. As if it wasn't hard enough to clean a movie theater, the consumption of popcorn creates microscopic remnants strewed about the whole theater. Think about how much easier it would be to clean a theater without the existence of popcorn.
Third, it smells funny. You might wonder at times if that strange odor is the person sitting next to you. It probably is, but only because of the fact that they have popcorn all over their lap.
While my argument against popcorn may seem valid, it is a guilty pleasure for me. I cannot help but get a popcorn nearly every time I see a film. Watching a film in a theater without popcorn is like watching a sports game in a bar without any drinks. Sure you can get candy instead but you wouldn't order a water at a bar without feeling some sort of remorse.
The only logical conclusion is that I love the taste of popcorn, but hate the idea of it.