And Then He Vowed To Never Help Anyone Again

, , , , , , | Friendly | April 2, 2020

I’m in my socially-awkward early twenties and I’m visiting a small local theater to see a movie. Before the movie starts, I go to use the restroom. As I’m washing my hands, a young boy around seven comes up to the sink next to me and starts hopping while grabbing at the sink handle. Thinking he can’t reach, I turn it on for him

Kid: “No, not that. I’m trying to reach those.”

He points at the liquid soap dispensers above the sink. I squirt a large amount onto the palm of my hand and lower it to him.

Me: “Here.”

Kid: “Thanks!”

He scoops soap out my hand. I wash off my hands, turn off the water for him, and leave to go see my movie. Later, as everyone is leaving the theater:

Kid: “Hey! Thanks for before!”

I turn to see the kid waving at me with one hand while holding onto a woman with the other. The kid tugs on his mom’s hand and points at me. 

Kid: “Mom, that guy was cool. He helped me use the restroom earlier.”

My eyes went wide as I realized how bad that could sound out of context. I made eye contact with the mom who was looking at me with concern. I wordlessly spun on my heel and started speed-walking to my car. I really hope that kid explained the story better.

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Rated R You Serious? Part 2

, , , , | Right | March 12, 2020

(Two teenagers come in to see an R-rated movie. Per company policy, I ask to see their IDs.)

Girl: “I have my ID on me, but he doesn’t have his. Is that okay?”

Me: “Unfortunately, I need to see both IDs if you guys want two tickets.”

Boy: “What the f*** is your problem?! It’s not like I’m f****** fourteen. You’re going to sell me a ticket now to the movie.”

Me: “I’ve got to ask you to please watch your language as there are children around. As I explained to your friend, I need to see your ID in order to sell you a ticket. It’s our policy to card anyone who looks like they could be underage. As your friend is only seventeen, this leads me to believe you are around the same age as her.”

Boy: “Get me your f****** manager right now. Oh, man, I can’t wait to tell them how much you are harassing me.”

(I radio to my manager and she comes over. I let the boy explain everything to her and she tells him exactly the same thing. He curses some more before stomping off to go get his ID. About 10 or 15 minutes later, they return.)

Boy: *throws his ID across the counter at me* “Here! Now let me in.”

Me: *examines ID* “I’m sorry this says you were born in November of [year]. That means you’re sixteen and I can’t sell you a ticket for this movie.”

(The boy verbally berated me for a minute or two and threatened to physically harm me. Luckily, our security guard — an off-duty police officer — was standing within earshot and sat the guy down to give him a few words of his own.) 

Rated R You Serious?

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Wish You Could Send Her Back To The Silent Era Of Cinema

, , | Right | March 11, 2020

(I’m in a movie theater with my brother, watching a movie. The girl behind us is being very obnoxious, talking loudly.)

Girl: “This movie is soooo fake.”

(I turn around and glare, but she just looks at me blankly.)

Girl: “Oh, look at the realistic character! Yeah, right!”

(Several other customers tell her to shut up, but she just looks at them blankly back and continues to jabber on and on to herself. Finally, someone goes to get an usher, but before they return, the movie ends.)

Girl: “That movie was the pits! Horrible acting!”

(We all watch as she goes straight to the customer service desk and demands her money back.)

Girl: “I wasted my money for this dumb movie; I want a refund!”

Me: “Don’t give it to her.”

Girl: “Butt out, whore!”

Me: “She was talking throughout the whole movie and ruined it for the rest of us.”

Clerk: “Is this true, ma’am?”

Girl: “No! And even if it was, I have a right to speak my mind if I want to! It’s my right!”

(The other movie watchers agreed with me and the clerk finally decided not to give her a refund. The girl threw her popcorn everywhere and stormed out, swearing not to come back. And she hasn’t; the clerk told me later that she was banned!)

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Popping His Corn About Having To Pay

, , , | Right | March 5, 2020

Me: “All right, sir, you get one free refill on the large popcorn; just bring up this receipt with the bag.”

(Thirty minutes later, the customer comes up to the counter with the receipt but no bag.)

Customer: “I’d like my other popcorn, please.”

Me: “Sir, I need the bag for the refill.”

Customer: *pissed off* “Well, fine, just charge me for a new one, I guess.”

Me: *proceeds to charge him*

Customer: “And when I bring you the first bag, I get a refund for this one, right?”

Me: “I can’t do that, sir; you can’t have two bags of popcorn and only pay for one.”


(The customer storms off into his theater.)

Me: “Please don’t.”

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Unfiltered Story #187751

, , | Unfiltered | March 4, 2020

(I was standing in line for the food counter at the cinemas for the new Batman vs Superman movie. A customer comes in after me and cuts in line. Since I am in no hurry, I allow this to happen)

Employee: Hello Ma’am! What can I-
Customer: Get me a salted popcorn, double time! One sprite and an M&Ms packet!
Employee: Sorry Ma’am, we are out of M&Ms.
(I think the manager had heard the exchange and he walked up to the counter)
Manager: What is the problem ma’am?
Customer: I am getting late for my movie and the stupid, uneducated b**** at the counter refuses to serve me M&Ms!
Manager: As my employee said, we are out of M&Ms. If I were you I would not call my employee a b****.
Customer: I don’t care, I can take that as a threat and can call the cops!
(She then stormed off and did not even take her order. I then saw her after the movie at the food court in the mall with the cinemas fighting with another person who I presumed to be a waiter. Huh, people.)