You've been smuggling snacks into the movies wrong your entire life

You've been smuggling snacks into the movies wrong your entire life

I might be the only one, but I'm not a fan of bringing in snacks to the movie theater. I realise that most people do it (hence why there are so many available to buy) but it's just not my thing. It saves a lot of time, not having to queue at the concession stand every time I want to watch a movie there - plus I'm saving a lot of money. The amount of hard-earned cash spent on terrible-tasting jumbo hotdogs and measly portions of nachos with that questionable cheese dip is baffling to be honest.

On top of that, if you're bringing in huge amounts of food that make a lot of noise when you're eating or unwrapping them, it can be just as irritating as having a full conversation on your cell phone at times.

Okay, that might be a bit too far, but it's definitely a pet peeve of mine. As soon as I'm watching a movie at home, there are snacks piled up to the ceiling, but in the cinema I'm too distracted for anything else.

movie theater popcorn Credit: Pixabay

If you are going to bring food into a screening, there's no reason you have to give in to the extortionate prices of the concession stand. It might be against the rules, but sneaking in some snacks you bought for a reasonable sum makes a lot more sense to me than emptying your wallet for a small bag of popcorn, especially when the prices for the theater's own food are going up along with their tickets'.

So let's say you are going to smuggle some snacks in to see the latest blockbuster - how are you going to do it? Are you going to bring a bag and hope they don't ask what's in it, or are you going to wear your biggest winter jacket with those deep pockets on the inside? Well, one particular Twitter user has a brilliant solution for you - as long as you're of the female persuasion...

Angela popped by the craft store and grabbed what looks to be a styrofoam bowl of some sort (maybe it's from some packaging?) and put it under her clothes, giving her the pretty convincing likeness of a pregnant woman. While there are some theaters out there that will go as far as checking your purse to see if it's overflowing with candy, no one's going to be doing any belly checks any time soon.

She posted the photos on Twitter and received nearly 20,000 retweets, as well as plenty of enthused responses:

So will you be trying out this new method and being pregnant one evening a week, or does it seem like too much of a risk? Odds are you might have to put up with what real pregnant women have to, such as strangers coming up to you asking you how far along you are, what the sex of the child is, and a deluge of other questions. On the other hand - all the snacks you could ever want...