Becoming Batwoman

| OH, USA | Working | December 18, 2016

(I’m seeing the Dark Knight with my coworkers.)

One Of The Characters: “BRUCE!”

Coworker: *screaming at the screen* “IT’S CAITLYN NOW!”

Can’t Be Saved From Daylight Saving

| USA | Right | December 11, 2016

(It is the day after Daylight Saving. I am sweeping the lobby when an older gentleman, probably in his fifties, walks up to me looking irritated.)

Me: “Can I help you, sir?”

Customer: “Yes! There is something wrong with theater nine!”

Me: “What seems to be the problem?”

Customer: “The wrong movie is playing! Some d*** animated movie is playing!”

Me: *confused as the movie in question IS supposed to be playing in that theater* “Yes, [Kids’ Movie] is scheduled to play in there right now.”

Customer: “But I wanted to see [Movie]! Not [Kids’ Movie]! The stupid girl at the counter told me the wrong theater!”

Me: “Well, sir, she is new, so that may have happened. I’m not sure which movies are playing where but if you’d like to follow me, I can point you to the correct theater.”

Customer: *mumbles about incompetent employees but follows me back to the ticket counter*

Me: “Oh, all right! It looks like that was the correct theater. [Movie] just does not play in there until 4:25.”

Customer: “Are you f****** stupid? My movie should have ALREADY started!”

Me: “Uh… It is only 3:30.” *I point to the clock on the wall, beneath the movie times* “There is still another hour before your movie starts.”

Customer: “IT IS 4:30 RIGHT NOW!”

(He rolls up his sleeve and shoves his watch in my face. It does say 4:30, but it is starting to dawn on me what happened here.)

Me: “Did you happen to change your watch back an hour for Daylight Saving Time last night, sir?”

Customer: “What?”

Me: “At midnight the clocks went back an hour. It’s 3:30 right now.”

Customer: *his face flushes red* “B… but… well, no one told me I had to do that!”

Me: “I’m very sorry, sir. You may sit in our lobby until your movie starts, or I can refund your ticket if you’d like.”

Customer: “I, uh… I will take a refund.”

Me: *I process the transaction and go to hand his money back to him* “Enjoy the rest of your—”

Customer: “Aren’t you going to give a free pass or a coupon, too?”

Me: “I don’t believe so. We typically only give out free passes if a movie breaks down.”

Customer: “But I drove all the way down here and I don’t even get to see my movie!”

Me: “So, you’d like a free pass because you drove down here too early due to you forgetting to change your clocks, even though I fully refunded the ticket?”

Customer: “That is right.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir. I can not do that. Have a nice afternoon!”

Customer: *glares at me and takes his money, walking away and still grumbling about horrible service*

Fantastic Fans And Where To Find Them

| London, England, UK | Friendly | December 9, 2016

(We are watching the very first midnight showing of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” so there are a lot of fans in the audience. As the lights dim and the music starts to play:)

Cinema Goer #1: *screaming at the top of her voice* “TROOOOLLLL, IN THE DUNGEON!”

Cinema Goer #2: *from the back, without skipping a beat* “Silencio!”

Cinema Goer #1: *sinking into her seat, sheepishly* “Thought you ought to know.”

 

Hanukkah’t Believe It

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Working | December 6, 2016

Customer: “Excuse me, do you have any program guides for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival?”

Me: “No, ma’am. Not yet.”

Customer: “They are taking forever with that thing! Do you know when they’re supposed to come in?”

Me: “Christmas.”

(She makes a face.)

Me: “Yeah… I know.”

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action, Please

| NM, USA | Right | December 5, 2016

(It’s a somewhat busy night at the theater, and we’re doing a pretty good job at keeping a good pace for low customer wait times. We get some sticklers who ask us what’s showing and slow the entire process down.)

Customer: “What’s on around this time?”

Me: “Hmm, well we have a lot of films right now. Is there anything you want in particular? Comedy, action, romance?”

Customer: “Uh, what’s on right now?”

Me: “Ma’am, I’d be happy to help. Is there anything specific you’re in the mood for?”

Customer: “How about you tell me what’s playing now.”

(I continue to tell her every show we have playing, which at the time is roughly 14.)

Customer: “Why’d you have to waste our time? We only wanted to see an action movie.”

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