Monday, May 2, 2011

My Matilda Mimicking Failed


Growing up, my favorite movie was Matilda. I can't describe to you how much I was in love with that movie. I could just sit down in my bed and watch it endless times. Truly, I believe I have watched it endless times. To me, that movie is a masterpiece.

Apparently, I'm not the only one in my family who agrees. My little cousin not only watches this movie as well, but he does the same thing I do. He would sit down on the couch and watch it forever. Sometimes, he would ask his mom to replay it over and over again. I don't know what it is about the movie, but I just love it. But I will say that there was a time when I imitated everything from the movie.

Back then, my stepfather crossed the line a few times. There were moments when I wanted to beat the crap out of him.

Suddenly, I started watching the movie over again. The once scene that stood out to me was when Danny DeVito narrated a scene of Matilda being in bed after she was falsely punished by her parents. That quote just stood out to me.

"He meant to say 'When a child is bad.' Instead he said 'When a person is bad. And thereby introduced the revolutionary idea that children could punish their parents. Only when they deserve it of course."

Because of that, I did exactly what Matilda did. I went into the bathroom and mixed a couple of chemicals together. I grabbed some Nitrogen Peroxide and mixed it with my stepfather's hair gel. It was time for him to pay and there was no turning back. I left that bathroom feeling extra confident. My stepfather was going to be punished for falsely accusing me over some unnecessary crap.

Sadly, it didn't work. The hair gel color changed from green to orange and my stepfather noticed that. As for the outcome of the discovery. I think I am going to leave that one alone.

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