Male Colleague: So did you catch the new Bond movie?
Me: Yep. I thought it was quite incoherent
MC: I swear. I am planning to watch it again so I can understand it better. I did not get the story
Me: Yeah, but no one got the story since the screenplay and editing was bad. Not because it had layers and meanings.
MC nods thoughtfully. Feel slightly sorry for him and decide perhaps he can be dissuaded from watching the movie again if I tell him what the movie was about.
Me: I think the movie was a bit about closure
MC: You mean like closing the company the villain runs?
Clearly MC had not seen sitcoms like Friends and Sex and the City and had no clue about such lingo.
Me: Er..no. It is about Bond coming to terms with his girlfriend’s death in the last movie
MC visibly recoils
MC: That sounds like a Mills and Boons novel
Add Mills and Boons to the list of things MC has not experienced
Me: No. In a MB, they just spend 100 pages pretending to dislike each other and in the last page they make up..
(and usually make out, I add mentally)
MC nods thoughtfully. He has clearly learnt more girlie terminology in the last ten minutes than he has in his entire life. He has also quickly learnt that trying to discuss Bond movie with women may not always result in a blow by blow analysis of the action.
MC changes subject quickly.