Comeback Back At Ya

| Atlanta, GA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bosses & Owners

(My manager and I are having a disagreement on how to cook popcorn. He claims that if we prepared it the way I did, it would come out burnt. After some debate, we try both ways. We examine the batch after my method.)

Me: “It looks fine to me.”

Manager: “YOU look fine to me!”

Me: “Oh, well, thank you.”

Manager: “Wait… d*** it!”

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*

Making A Movie Scene

| Scotland, UK | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids

(My stepfather has just died, eighteen months after a stroke. It has affected the whole family, especially my 11-year-old son. We go out to the cinema ten days after this happens, as an early Christmas treat. My son has been upset in the car.)

Employee: “What’s the problem?”

Son: “My granddad died. It’s so unfair!”

Employee: “Life’s unfair. Get used to it.”

Me: *angry* “How DARE you say that to a child?”

Employee: “He’s old enough not to cry in public. Besides, life isn’t a bowl of cherries. Time he stopped being a child.”

(My son is weeping by this point, not caring about making a scene. The manager comes up.)

Manager: “Is there a problem, sir?”

(I explain.)

Manager: “Well, was he in a nursing home?”

Me: “Yes, but I don’t see what that has—”

Manager: “Best that he died, really. Do you know how expensive it is keeping an old person alive in this economy? He won’t be a drain on resources.”

(Hands me my tickets.)

Me: “Are you so thick that you really think we’ll stay after what you both said? Give me my £12 back or I’m getting the police because I’m definitely not coming back.”

Manager: “No. You already paid. There’s nothing wrong with this cinema so there’s no need to refund you. See the movie or get out.”

(I only go in because my son has wanted to see this movie for a long time. He kept crying loudly throughout, so we were told 30 mins in that we had to leave because we were causing a scene. They refused to refund my money or the cinema card I purchased sometime prior. On top of all this, my son had to go there again two days before Christmas because his friend’s mother invited him for his friend’s birthday. We have not been back.)

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!”

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