Ticketing System, Not Ticket In System

| Thousand Oaks, CA, USA | Uncategorized

(Our theater has two methods of buying tickets. The box office outside, and the indoor computerized ticket kiosks, which accept only credit cards.)

Customer: “Excuse me, can you tell me what that machine does?”

Me: “That’s an automated ticket kiosk. You can avoid lines at the box office by either purchasing tickets from it directly, or picking up will-call tickets.”

Customer: “Well, when is it going to give my ticket back?”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: “I saw the machine, and didn’t know what it did. I put my ticket in here.”

(He points to the credit card slot.)

Customer: “Now, I can’t get it out.”

(I am silent as I try to work out how to respond.)

Customer: “So, can I go see my movie now?”

Me: “No, sir. I’m sorry to inform you that you no longer have a ticket.”

We Call This Pixel Pandora

| Boston, MA, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Hi, I would like two tickets to Avatar.”

Me: “Okay, your total comes to $**.**.”

Customer: “What? That is crazy! Why does it cost that much?”

Me: “3D movies cost more.”

Customer: “In that case, can I just buy one D? How much is that?”

A Popcorn Is Half Empty Kind Of Person

| NC, USA | Uncategorized

(Two customers come up, but pay separately.)

Customer #1: *pays*

Me: “Have a nice day.”

Customer #1: “Thanks.”

Customer #2: *pays*

Me: “Enjoy your movie.”

Customer #2: “Thanks, dear.”

(The first customer stares at me.)

Customer #1: “I’ll ‘enjoy my movie’ too.” *sulks away*