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| UK | Crazy Requests, Funny Names

(I work in a theatre and help a customer with a very long ticket booking. He gazes at me warily through most of it as if expecting I’m going to make a mistake.)

Me: “Okay then, sir. Here are your tickets. I hope you enjoy the show!”

Customer: You shouldn’t call it a show you know.”

Me: “Oh?”

Customer: “Yes. A show is a vague description that could refer to a performance involving music or dance. I have only booked plays, so you should say ‘enjoy the play.’ Do you understand?”

Me: “I do… and I hope you enjoy the show.”