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Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 19

, , , , , | Right | October 12, 2022

I was working at a single-screen IMAX theater during the release of an installment of a huge movie franchise. We had three people working concessions: one for the register, one for drinks, and the manager handling hot food. The line for concessions was getting long and people were (understandably) unhappy about having to wait.

A woman about six people back in line spoke up.

Customer: “Can someone open another register?”

Me: “We don’t have another register, I’m sorry.”

Customer: *Clapping with each syllable* “O-pen a new reg-is-ter! O-pen a new reg-is-ter! O-pen a—”

Manager: *Doing the same* “Go a-way!”

The woman pushed her way to the front of the line.

Customer: “You—”

Manager: “We have one register, and we are all working to get you into that movie on time.”

Customer: “I am leaving!

She slapped her ticket on the countertop.

Customer: “You are terrible people!

[Manager] took the ticket and ripped it up.

Manager: “The exit is right behind you.”

The woman stood there for a moment, shocked. She tried to get [Manager]’s attention, but he just ignored her. Finally, she stormed off toward the theater. [Manager] radioed to the ticket takers to tell them that she was coming and had no ticket. She was escorted off the property by police.

Related:
Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 18
Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 17
Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 16
Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 15
Lack Of Register Does Not Register, Part 14

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