Read Your Ticket; That’s The Ticket!

, , , | Right | January 23, 2020

(My sister-in-law and I are going to see a matinee. Our favorite movie theater has assigned seating. Because of this, I have a habit of purchasing movie tickets ahead of time online, sometimes even the day before, so I get prime pick of seating and I can guarantee my group will all be sitting together. This is the case today: our seats are D3 and D4, and we have been sitting for a little over fifteen minutes now. Right when the movie starts, two women come down the aisle to the section in front of us, looking for their own seats. Then, they look to us.)

Lady #1: “Hey, you guys, you’re in our seats. You need to move and find your own.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but there must be a mistake. We purchased these seats.”

Lady #2: “Maybe you didn’t know, but this theater has assigned seating. You can’t just sit wherever you want.”

Me: “We know there’s assigned seating, and we are in our correct seats.”

Lady #1: “No, you’re in our seats. Get up now, before I go get a manager!”

Me: “Would you please sit down? You’re blocking the screen.”

(The ladies huff and run back up the aisle. A few minutes later, they return with a manager.)

Manager: “Ladies, I’m told you have taken someone else’s assigned seats?”

Me: “No, we haven’t, sir.”

Lady #2: “Yes, they did! Quit making a scene and just get the f*** up!”

Manager: *turning to the ladies* “Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to refrain from using foul language. This is a family establishment.” *turning back to us* “May I please check your ticket stubs?”

(We present our ticket stubs to the manager, who then holds them under his flashlight.)

Manager: “Seats D3 and D4… Yep, you’re in the correct spots.” *to the ladies* “You guys have seats C3 and C4; you’re in the row before them.”

Lady #1: “No, we’re not! Those are our seats! Make them move!”

Manager: “Ladies, sit down before I ask you to leave.”

(The manager waits until the two ladies begrudgingly sit in their actual seats before he leaves. My sister-in-law leans over and whispers to them.)

Sister-In-Law: “Next time read your ticket before you start acting rude!”

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