Sometimes Disney movies teach us a thing or two about being human.
‘Bambi’ taught me that if I have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all. There are severe consequences if you lie, according to ‘Pinocchio’. In ‘Dumbo’ being different is great. Some decisions in life are difficult to make like in ‘Old Yeller’.
I recently watched ‘Tangled’. Not sure what kind of life lesson I am supposed to take away from that movie. Defy my mom? Run off with a guy I barely know? Paint on my bedroom walls? Seriously, I’m not sure. It was a cute movie, though.
However, I did steal one line from the movie. After the bar scene (IT IS A KIDS MOVIE! WHY IS THERE A BAR SCENE?!), a short old man walks out of the tavern and says to the hag, “Someone get me a glass. I just found a tall drink of water.”
I used this amazing line at my office. The architect who sits next to me in our open concept office plan is a 50-something former construction worker and a little rough around the edges. When he walked in late one morning I used that line on him: “Someone get me a glass! I just found a tall drink of water.”
Best. Reaction. Ever. He stood there, speechless, staring at me.