Category: Movies & TV

A Bad Waiter Means Hunger Games

| MD, USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Movies & TV, Sports

(I’m with a small group of friends at a family-friendly neighborhood chain restaurant on a Sunday during football season. Each TV in the bar area is labeled with and playing a different game. We request to be seated near the TV playing the game that we want to watch and the hostess obliges. However, as soon as we are seated a waitress changes the channel to a different game, the local game that is already displayed on the big screen. The hostess talks to the bartender and the other tables and is luckily able to change the TV at our table to the game that we want to watch because none of the patrons are watching the labeled game. We think it’s no big deal, until…)

Angry Male Waiter: *yelling as he leaves the kitchen* “Hey! Who turned off my game!”

(Later.)

Angry Male Waiter: “I need to watch that game! Why did they change it?!”

(Later.)

Angry Male Waiter: *loudly, to the bartender and manager* “Who likes [Our Team] anyway?! Why’d we have to turn off my game for them?!”

(Later.)

Angry Male Waiter: “They’d better be leaving soon! I need to know the score! That’s my team!”

(The waiter was so loud and obnoxious that he made us so uncomfortable that we left for fear of him doing something to our food. Obviously the manager didn’t care because he was standing by the bar listening to him complain. We ended up taking a corporate survey and leaving negative feedback, but since he wasn’t our waiter it was difficult. Seriously, it sucks that we turned off “your” game, but you’re supposed to be doing a job, not watching TV.)

Not Entitled To That Third Dimension

| Wales, UK | Bad Behavior, Movies & TV

(I take my younger brother and sister to the cinema, booking my tickets online before going. When we get there we find three teenage girls in our seats, who refuse to move, so we get a member of staff.)

Usher: “This lady has booked these seats. Please move to your own allocated seats.”

Girl #1: “Well, there’s been a mistake. WE booked these seats online before she did.”

Usher: “Show me your tickets.”

(They show the usher their tickets, showing that they did indeed have the same seats… in a different screen room.)

Usher: “These are the tickets for the 3D version. This screen is showing it in 2D.”

Girl #2: “Well, someone should have told us where to go.”

Usher: “It says clearly on the ticket ‘screen five’ and the member of staff that checked your ticket will have told you ‘screen five.’”

Girl #1: “We paid for this film and these seats. We’re not moving.”

Usher: “You paid extra to see the 3D version.”

Girl #1: “Yes, we paid extra, so we should get these seats.”

Usher: “Fine, you may keep those seats.”

(The girls smiled at us victoriously. The usher directed us to screen five where we got to take their seats in the 3D film.)

Needs More Guidance On Parental Guidance

| Devon, England, UK | Bosses & Owners, Movies & TV

(I’m working on the counter with one of the supervisors. It’s quiet save for the one customer he is serving at his till.)

Customer: “Can I get two child tickets for [Film]? I don’t want to watch it so I just want to drop them off.”

Supervisor: “Sure, can I ask how old are they, please?”

Customer: “They’re 11.”

Supervisor: “Sorry, [Film] is a 12A, which means under-12s have to be accompanied by someone who is 18 or over. We can’t allow under-12s on their own.”

Customer: “For god’s sake, that’s ridiculous! They want to watch the film! I don’t WANT to watch it!”

Supervisor: “Sorry, I’m afraid it’s our policy. There isn’t anything we can do, unfortunately.”

Customer: “Forget about it!” *storms out with the boys who are now disappointed they can’t watch the film*

Me: “Erm, [Supervisor]? You know you said the 12A thing is our policy?”

Supervisor: “Yeah?”

Me: “More like, it’s the law.”

Supervisor: “Oh…”

Me: *shocked* “You didn’t know that?”

Supervisor: “Erm…” *goes into the office*

Becoming Batwoman

| OH, USA | Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

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

One Of The Characters: “BRUCE!”

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

I Stand Alone Among These Movies

| ID, USA | Coworkers, Movies & TV

(My coworker is in charge of the content on the TV screens that play at the main doors of the library, showing new releases, upcoming programs, and inspirational book-related quotes in a slideshow format. He also selects music to accompany said slideshows, and one month he decides to go with Disney music.)

Coworker: “Last week I did popular Disney songs, so this week I’m thinking of going with more obscure ones.”

Me: “Oh really? Like which ones?”

Coworker: “For one, I was thinking ‘I Stand Alone’ from ‘Quest For Camelot.’”

Me: “Um… that’s not a Disney movie.”

Coworker: “It’s not? I could have sworn it was.”

Me: “Nope. Warner Brothers made it, I think.”

Coworker: “Oh… well, another one I was thinking was ‘Once Upon a December’ from…”

Me: “’Anastasia’ isn’t Disney either.”

Coworker: “Really? What about ‘Swan Princess’?”

Me: “Not Disney.”

Coworker: “Dang it. Now you’re gonna tell me ‘The Black Cauldron’ isn’t Disney either.”

Me: “Actually, that one is.”

Coworker: “Dang it!”

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