Category: Movies & TV

Making A Mockingjay Out Of You

| USA | Crazy Requests, Extra Stupid, Movies & TV

(I’m working in the box office on a slow night.)

Customer: *after movie gets out* “Can I get a refund? That movie was horrible! I hated the ending!”

Me: “I’m sorry. What did you see?”

Customer:  “Catching Fire. It just ended! How am I supposed to know what happens next? It was getting really good and then it just stopped. I don’t understand why they would do that!”

Me: “Oh, well there is actually another movie coming out. It’s originally based on a book trilogy; Catching Fire is based off of the second book.”

Customer: “So that’s not the end?”

Me: “No, ma’am, the next movie will probably be out in a couple years.”

Customer: “So it’s like Breaking Dawn?”

Me: “Yes…”

Customer: “Oh, that makes so much more sense! Bye!”

Anna Oprahnina

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Bizarre, Books & Reading, Crazy Requests, Movies & TV

(I am a book seller in a large book-store chain. A woman is standing in front of the new release table and is looking frustrated.)

Me: “Can I help you, miss?”

Customer: “I’m looking for a new book. Oprah said it just came out. You should keep more new releases in stock! Especially if it’s a book by Oprah!”

Me: “Okay, well, maybe it’s somewhere else in the store. I can check for you. Do you know the title?”

Customer: “It’s called Anna Karenina.”

Me: *pause* “Oh, that should be in our literature section, under Tolstoy.”

Customer: “Why is it not in the new releases? Oprah said it was just published!”

Me: “Well, actually it was written in the 1870s.”

Customer: “No, it wasn’t! Oprah said it was new! Oprah doesn’t lie! She’s Oprah!”

Me: “Okay. Do you want to get the book?”

Customer: “Of course! Oprah said I have to read it. Oprah!”

(My coworkers spent the rest of the day randomly shouting ‘Oprah!’ over the headsets.)

Guardians Of The Service Staff

| Colorado Springs, CO, USA | Awesome Customers, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Theme Of The Month

(It is about two weeks after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has hit theaters. I’ve wanted to see it but haven’t had a chance. A customer comes through my line with a shirt picturing the characters from the movie.)

Me: *grins* “I like your shirt!”

Customer: “Yeah! Have you seen it yet?”

Me: “No, I haven’t had a chance to go yet.”

Customer: “Go see it right now.”

Me: *laughs* “I’ll get right on that.”

Customer: “No, seriously. Close your lane, leave work right now, and go see that movie.”

Me: *more laughing* “I really wish I could! I’ll see it first chance I get.”

Customer: “Hey, the customer is always right, right? Tell your boss that the customer said you have to leave and go see a movie!”

Me: *my coworkers start laughing, too* “I really don’t think that would go over well.”

(I processed his transaction and handed him his receipt, and as he was leaving he told me again that I should really go see it. That customer made my night.)

Trying To Force It Through

| QLD, Australia | At The Checkout, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Technology

Customer: *waving shirt in front of scanner* “Sorry, I can’t scan this item! I’ve tried so many times.”

Me: “Sorry about that.” *scans item in one go* “There you go!”

Customer: “Oh… uh…”

(I notice it’s a ‘Trust Me, I’m a Jedi’ Shirt.)

Me: “It’s okay… I’m a Jedi.”

Being A Good Person Is Doctor’s Orders

| Australia | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV, Top

(One of our national TV broadcasters has a chain of stores that sell DVDs and other merchandise for the shows on their channel. I am waiting in the store in line behind an older customer.)

Customer: “… but I don’t understand why your shop is full of this Doctor Who rubbish! It’s a waste of space! You should be selling products for good, wholesome educational shows, not this science-fiction crap! It doesn’t teach kids anything! I bet that stuff doesn’t even sell!”

Manager: “With all due respect, ma’am, Doctor Who is one of our network’s highest-rating and most popular dramas, and while it is primarily aimed at an older audience it meets the Australian Board of Classification’s definition of a family show. Furthermore, you don’t have to watch it or purchase the merchandise if you don’t agree with it.”

Customer: “It’s not the most popular show! Nobody even watches it! I bet the girl behind me has never even heard of it!”

(She turns to look at me and realises I’m wearing a TARDIS T-shirt holding several pieces of ‘Doctor Who’ merchandise. Behind me in line is a mother with her five- and eight-year-old sons, buying a ‘Doctor Who’ backpack for the older one. The customer realises her argument isn’t going to work and decides to start attacking the mother.)

Customer: “You shouldn’t let him watch that science-fiction crap! It doesn’t teach them anything!”

(Normally I would keep my mouth shut in this situation and let the manager handle it, but I was getting so fed up that I decided to speak up.)

Me: “Excuse me, but Doctor Who is an extremely deep and educational show with a large cult following, that teaches lessons that go far beyond the schoolyard.” *I begin to recite a speech given by a character on the show* “The Doctor taught me that you don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away.”

(Taken aback, the customer shut her mouth, quickly pays for her things, and leaves.)

Five-Year-Old Behind Me: “Mummy, I change my mind! I want to be like her when I grow up!”

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