Twilight vs. Harry Potter Fans! In the battle between Team Edward and Team Harry, which fans are more devoted? Find out in this week’s roundup!
- Some Callers Are Proper Dementor (7,172 thumbs up)
A Harry Potter fan meets the real life Viktor Krumm!
- You’d Bella Believe It (4,167 thumbs up)
The only ABCs this customer knows are Alice, Bella, and Carlisle.
- Totally, Like, Aguamenti (2,569 thumbs up)
This totally wet reader’s Harry Potter books could use an Impervius Charm!
- Less Twilight, More Daylight, Part 8 (827 thumbs up)
You know you’re a devoted Twilight fan when when you name your children Edward and Bella.
- The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 3 (5,329 thumbs up)
A pair of Twilight-hating prankster teens inadvertently scores one for Team Harry!
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(I’m working the box office on a particularly slow night. Part of my duty is to answer the phone and deal with customer inquiries. We are a theater that shows rather alternative movies.)
Me: “Thank you for calling [theater].”
Customer: “Oh, what a lovely young voice. Tell me, what is [movie] about?”
Me: “It’s about a victim of pedophilia and how she exacts revenge on her abuser. The next showing is at–”
Customer: “That’s nice. You have such a beautiful voice.”
Me: “Um, thanks.”
Customer: “Tell me. Do you like cats? I love cats. I have several. I just moved here and I can’t find any good vets.”
Me: “Yes. I like them.”
Customer: “We sound perfect for each other. I’ll see you tonight when I buy tickets from you…in person. You’ll recognize my voice. I’ll also be covered in cat fur. Good night!” *hangs up*
(I work ticketing at a movie theater. A middle-aged woman and her daughter approach me.)
Customer: “We’d like two tickets to…what are we going to see?”
Daughter: “It’s Breaking Dawn.”
Customer: “I’ve been calling it Sexy Vampires all day.”
(I am working box office when a father and his 13 year old son come up to my window. We are located in the same mall area as our competitors.)
Me: “Welcome to [theater], sir. How can I help you today?”
(The father gets a huge grin on his face. He begins to scratch his head and make monkey noises.)
Father: “The monkey movie!”
Son: “Dad, it’s Planet of the Apes!”
Me: *laughing* “Oh, you want [competition] down the street. We don’t have that here.
Father: “You mean I have to do my routine again?”
Son: *embarrassed* “No, dad!”
Father: “But I practiced it all the way down here!”
Son: *rolls eyes*
(I am cleaning the lobby in the theater when a female customer comes out of the restroom. She goes to use the drinking fountain. As with most businesses, the restrooms are located right next to the fountain.)
Customer: *aghast* “This is disgusting!”
Me: “Is there something wrong with the tap, ma’am? We do clean it often but I haven’t made it over there yet this round.”
Customer: “No, it is lovely. You do a fine job. It was just horrible!”
Me: “If there is nothing wrong, why was it horrible?”
Customer: “Because when I was drinking the water, I heard a toilet flush in the restroom and it made the water pressure go down!”
Me: “Well, yes. The plumbing is connected as they both draw from the–”
Customer: “That water that I was drinking? A minute later, if I hadn’t come along, it would have been used to flush someone’s waste? That is so disgusting! I can’t believe it!”
Me: “Well, would you rather the water pressure went up when you heard the flush?”
(The customer takes a step back and looks confused. Suddenly, the implication of my statement reaches her nearly hysterical mind and she flees the building with a look of horror on her face.)