One Of The Industries That Doesn’t Look Forward To Friday

, , , , | Right | April 6, 2018

(I get a call at box office one Tuesday. We don’t get our showtime schedules for the next Friday-through-Thursday week until Wednesday.)

Caller: “Do you have [Movie] playing on Friday?”

Me: “I apologize, but unfortunately, we won’t have the schedule for Friday until sometime tomorrow.”

Caller: “So, what are you trying to tell me? You aren’t open Friday?”

Me: “No, that’s not at all what I’m saying. I’m merely saying that we won’t have our Friday schedule until sometime tomorrow.”

Caller: “If you’re open Friday, why can’t you tell me what’s playing that day?”

Me: “Because the schedule hasn’t been made yet.”

Caller: “So, you’re not open Friday?”

Me: “Yes, we are.”

Caller: “So, why won’t you tell me if [Movie] is playing?”

Me: “Because we don’t have our showtimes for Friday scheduled yet.”

Caller: “So, that means you’re not open Friday, right? You can’t be open if nothing is scheduled. Why do you keep saying you’re open Friday when you don’t have anything scheduled?”

Me: “Because we will have a schedule tomorrow. Showtimes for the next week are scheduled and posted Wednesday.”

Caller: “So, you are going to be open Friday?”

Me: “Yes, I guarantee it; we’re open 365 days a year.”

Caller: “Okay… so, what time is [Movie] playing on Friday?”

(This went on and on in circles until I gave up and transferred the call to a manager, who eventually gave up and hung up on the caller.)

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