Category: Movies & TV

Never Coming Backflow To This Place

| Minden, NV, USA | Movies & TV, Top

(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.)

He Is, If You’re A Belieber

| Surrey, England, UK | Movies & TV

(I work the concession stand in a movie theater.)

Me: “Good afternoon! How can I help you?”

Customer: “Is Justin Bieber working today?”

Me: *very confused* “Excuse me?”

Customer: “Is Justin Bieber working here today?”

Me: “Justin Bieber has a record contract across the pond. Why would he work here?”

Customer: “Guess not then.”

(The customer and two friends leave. A couple of hours later, a lanky teenager with hair very much like Bieber’s comes down to the concessions stand.)

Me: “Sorry, but do your friends call you Justin Bieber?”

New employee: *exasperated* “Yes, why?”

Me: “They were here not that long ago, but I didn’t realize they were talking about someone that looks like Justin Bieber.”

Eyesight Only As Good As Hindsight, Part 2

| Massachusetts, USA | Movies & TV

(I’m a projectionist at a movie theater, so every once in a while, I have to deal with customer complaints. We have 3D movies that are extremely blurry if you don’t wear the glasses that we give you.)

Old woman: “Excuse me, I would like a refund.”

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry, ma’am. What seems to be the problem?”

Old woman: *waving 3D glasses at me* “I don’t know how much extra I paid for these stupid things, but my movie wasn’t in 3D!”

Me: I’m sorry, ma’am. Which movie did you go see?”

Old woman: “I saw [movie only available in 3D] with my grandson and I didn’t have to use these things at all, not even once!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but since you sat through the whole movie, I can’t give you a refund. That movie is also extremely blurry if you don’t use the glasses we give you.”

Old woman: “But I didn’t use them at all and it looked just fine–just not 3D!”

(As she storms away angrily with a boy of about 5 in tow, she gets into her car and almost hits a young couple walking across the parking lot on her way out.)

Related:
Eyesight Only As Good As Hindsight

One Night And One Night Only

| Minneapolis, MN, USA | Movies & TV

Caller: “I notice on your website that you show [kid’s movie] at midnight.”

Me: “Yes ma’am, that is correct.”

Caller: “Why would you do that? No little kid is going to see that movie at midnight!”

Me: “Ma’am, we have midnight showings for all movies, no matter the intended audience.”

Caller: “Well, how am I supposed to bring my kids to a midnight showing? This is a formal complaint and I would like to speak to your manager.”

Me: “Just one second, ma’am, I will send you to a manager.”

(I connect the caller with a manager.)

Caller: “How the h*** am I supposed to take my kids to see this movie if it only shows at midnight?”

Manager: “Ma’am, that is just the day before it is released. It will show many other days at normal times.”

Caller: “Well, why didn’t anybody ever tell me that?!”

Nuts All Around

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Food & Drink, Movies & TV

(I’m working at the concession stand. A woman and her grandson walk up to my register.)

Customer: “One bag of M&Ms and a drink.”

Me: “Would you like plain, peanut, or peanut butter?”

Customer: “Plain! He can’t have peanuts, he’s very allergic.”

(The transaction continues as normal, and they purchase popcorn, which is commonly made with peanut oil at other theaters.)

Me: “Just so you know, our popcorn is made with coconut oil instead of peanut oil, so he can eat that.”

Customer: *stops dead in her tracks* “No! Coco-NUT! It’s a nut. He can’t eat it.”

(I can’t manage a response before she walks off with her grandson.)

Manager: *walks over, laughing* “Did that really just happen?”

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