Kevin Gootee’s pick
John Hughes and other directors from the 80’s/90’s owe guys our age a HUGE apology. Women don’t like being stalked; standing outside their bedroom window playing a boombox. They don’t fall in love with their pesky, nerdy friend since kindergarten. Women don’t flip for the nerd/shy guy/guy who stutters a greeting when they’re lab partners. I’ve gotten creative with valentines, romantic prose in notes, and trying to be the friend who somehow ends up with her at the dance. Guess what? Shit NEVER panned out. Took me a LONG time to figure that out but once I did, it was like a switch was flipped. So yeah, THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN.
Kevin Israel’s pick:
Dogs walking off leash. I’m a dog owner and I love my pups, but you know what I wouldn’t do? Walk them through a city off the leash. Hell, I wouldn’t walk them anywhere without a leash. However, movie dog owners are always walking around with their furry best friends sans leash (I’m looking at you John Wick). If I did that, the first squirrel to stumble into my dog’s sightline would be the last time I saw my dog. I’m sure there are some wonderfully trained dogs out there who would NEVER leave their human’s side, but walking my dogs leashless? Nope, that doesn’t happen.