Sunday, November 20, 2005

No...It's Prefect.

So, last night I went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on IMAX at the Carnegie Science Center. It was intense! Before I went into the movie, however, I stopped at the gift shop. In it I found a pin that had the Gryffindor House logo on it with the words "prefect" across it. I decided to buy it in case I happened to sit next to some kid who talked during the movie and then I would be able to point at my badge and say, "Yeah, that's right! I'm a prefect so hush up."

Fortunately, I didn't sit next to anyone who talked during the movie, but when I was in line to get into it, I was behind a family that consisted of a mother and a father (good start...most likely not Episcopalians) and their three kids. When the mother saw my pin she laughed and pointed it out to her kids saying, "Look! Do you see his badge? It says prefect, get it?"

At this point I figured she knew what she was talking about and was going to tell her kids that I was a prefect at Hogwarts and that I was able to tell her kids to behave.

If only....

Instead, she finished by saying, "It's supposed to say perfect, but it's misspelled. He's not perfect!"

...I didn't want to embarrass her in front of her kids and I didn't have the heart to tell her that she was wrong.


Anonymous said...

Awe that's kind of awkward, but funny. You have all the good Harry Potter stories.

Anonymous said...

PS: That was from me. ~Elisabeth