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  • Not A Regular Response

    | TX, USA | Health & Body, Movies & TV

    (I’m at the ticket booth ordering my ticket for the movie. I happen to be 57 years old.)

    Me: “One for [Movie], please.”

    Ticketer: “Senior or regular?”

    Me: “Uh, ummm… uh… regular.”

    Ticketer: “Seven dollars, please.”

    Me: “You know, when you ask a senior if he’s regular that has a different meaning. I may be a senior but I’m regular.”

    Ticketer: *smiles*

    Can’t Do ‘Without’

    | Coquitlam, BC, Canada | Food & Drink, Language & Words

    (I’ve had a lengthy day and am fairly tired as I approach the snack bar at a movie theatre. I’m thinking that I’d like popcorn without butter, but for some reason my mind has forgotten the word ‘without’ and I can only think ‘unbutter popcorn.’ I know that’s ridiculous and I’m still trying to straighten out my thoughts as the server/cashier comes up.)

    Her: “Hi there, what can I get you?”

    Me: “Oh, just butter.”

    Clawing Back Faith In Humanity

    | New Zealand | Awesome Customers, Family & Kids

    (The cinema I work for has a large games area. They staff this area with a cash-out booth, so patrons can get out coins from their EFTPOS cards. We also help out when games break down or have issues. On this day I am working in the booth when a middle aged lady approaches me.)

    Lady: “Hey, I just thought I’d let you know, one of your claw machines is broken. These kids have been playing on it on just $2, but the machine keeps giving them free turns.”

    Me: “Oh, thank you for letting me know! I’ll see what I can do about it.”

    (As we have to make sure all the games are working and not handing out free things, I go over to check on the machine. Sure enough, there are these two seven- to nine-year-old boys playing on the crane game for the larger sized toys, and I notice that there seems to be a lot less than there were earlier that morning. I’m about to go over and tell the boys I can’t let them keep playing anymore when one of them wins a large Hello Kitty toy. He then promptly runs over to a random young lady and asks her if she would like the toy because he didn’t want it but he thought she might like it. Baffled, clearly having never met the kid before, the woman accepts. I happen to notice a lot of other people wandering around the games area with large toys. I assume most have never met the boys before. It is the cutest thing ever, so I let them win one more toy each to take home for themselves, seeing how they have given away every single other toy to strangers. After that I fix the game once their parents take them off to their movie. Cutest kids I’ve ever met.)

    A Lack Of Branding Understanding, Part 2

    | Escondido, CA, USA | Food & Drink, Language & Words

    (A couple is ordering at the concessions stand.)

    Customer: “I’ll have a medium Coke.”

    (I get the rest of the order ready and then hand her the Coke.)

    Customer: “No, I don’t want Coke, I want root beer.”

    Customer’s Husband: “You said Coke.”

    Customer: *sighs* “But I didn’t mean Coke. By ‘Coke’ I meant ‘soda!’ She didn’t ask me what kind of soda I wanted!”

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    They Don’t Charge Extra For Time

    | UK | Math & Science, Movies & TV

    Customer: “Two tickets to see [Film] this evening, please.”

    Me: “Of course. Would you like to watch in 2D or 3D?”

    Customer: “Oh, I wish you had 4D, too, That would be cool!”

    Me: “Well, technically, since films are moving images our 3D films are 4D. They move through time!”

    Customer: “The fourth dimension!”

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