(We’re picking up tickets for a movie and my friend wants to pay using the PayPass system of placing the debit card on the EFTPOS machine.)
Employee: “That comes to [price].”
Friend: “Can I tap that?”
Employee: *stunned silence*
(I and Employee #2 are laughing at this point.)
Friend: “Oh, god… Sorry!”
Employee #1: “That’s okay. You can tap that!” *laughs*
Friend: *grabs popcorn and flees*
I use to work at a movie theater and it was one of the Twlights premier which sells out FAST.
Customer: My daughter needs one ticket to Twilight
Me: Ma’am I’m sorry but the movie is sold out. (it was sold out to 0)
Customer: But my daughters friend has a seat for her in there.
Me: I can not sell any tickets because my computer says I have no more seats.
The customer’s daughter calls her friend inside the theater.
Customer: Her friend says that there is an empty seat right next to her.
Me: But ma’am I can not sell any tickets because my computer says 0.
Customer: How is that possible when there is an empty seat right next to her.
Me: I am not sure but I can’t sell a ticket.
Customer: But there is an empty seat and my daughter needs a ticket.
I turn my computer for her to see
Me: See ma’am I have no tickets to sell.
They walk away for a minute and as they do another person comes up and refunds their ticket, so now I have one.
Customer comes up again
Customer: You sure you don’t have any tickets?
Me: Well someone just refunded theirs so now I have 1.
Customer: Finally, I need that one.
(I’m checking theaters on a busy weekend, which means walking into each theater and making sure people aren’t on their phones, etc. A guy sitting on the very front row of a crowded theater has his MASSIVE phone out and even holds it up where everyone in the theater can see it, so I go up to him.)
Me: “Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to turn off your phone.”
Customer: “What phone?”