Unfiltered Story #194429

, , , | Unfiltered | May 19, 2020

I work in an art museum and a man entered the gallery I was in, which is just past the ticket desk. A security guard came in a few seconds later.

Guard: Excuse me sir, you need to buy a ticket.
Man: A ticket? For what?
Guard: For the museum.
Man: What?! This isn’t a museum.
Guard: Yes it is and you need to buy a ticket to be in here.
Man: No it’s not and I don’t need a ticket.
Guard: Yes you do.
Man: No I don’t.
(They proceed to stare at each other for 15 seconds)
Man: Well I’ve never needed a ticket before. I just pop in for a bit to see something real quick and then I leave. It’s always been free.
Guard: Sir, it may have been free at one time but that was decades ago. Now you can buy a ticket or you can leave.
Man: Fine. But I don’t see why I should have to buy a ticket.

They both walked out and I watched the guard escort him towards the exit. Then the guy took off down a hall, the guard sighed, shook her head and told another guard to head after him since she couldn’t leave her area. No clue if they eventually found him and forced him to leave.