Something strange happened a few months ago while I was watching Toy Story (the first one). Do you remember the scene where Buzz Lightyear decides to give this flying thing one last chance to prove he’s not just a toy? He sees the window, gets all geared up and leaps for the gawds. Need me to refresh your memory? Here it is.
The disappointment in his face was funny for about 2 seconds. That’s how long it took me to realize I’ve been Buzz Lightyear before: high on life only to immediately crash into reality. It only took a few more seconds for me to realize I was Buzz in that embarrassing situation multiple times, and you probably were too.
when the waitress asks for your ID at happy hour, and you realize yours is at home.
when the last bag of kettle corn is finished, and it’s burnt.
when it’s pay day, but the money didn’t deposit in time to avoid the overdraft fees from yesterday.
when you text bae and get an immediate response, but it’s not bae.
The struggle is too real. Do you remember this life changing moment in Toy Story? When have you felt like Buzz Lightyear?