Two ladies came in to see a movie that we stopped showing weeks ago, saying they read it was on on their phone.  I informed them that they shouldn’t use anything other than our official website since third party sources will just grab stuff from there and then not update it.

So upon telling them it wasn’t on the lady said “well what was it about?”

Like, okay firstly why were you coming to see it if you didn’t know what it was about.

But when I responded “I don’t really know, I didn’t see it”, she tutted at me.  Like what was she expecting, a full synopsis so she could just imagine the film instead?

Wow work is just non-stop for dumb little… I dunno, things, today lol.

Okay super pet peeve time but it wastes like 3 seconds of my life and all those 3 seconds add up and get annoying

When I’m taking a card booking over the phone at work and I ask for your card number

The answer is not “okay, well, it’s a visa debit… *waits for acknowledgement of this fact before reading number*”

The machine tells me what make of card it is after I type it in.  I want your card number, hence the phrasing “can I take your card number”.

Also people who tell me their expiry date with the name of the month rather than the digits on the card.  You just mentally translated “09” into “September” just for me to have to mentally translate it back into “09” for typing in at my end


Ugh there’s this kid who comes in to help with theatre stuff sometimes that my Dad is convinced steals money from the office whenever he gets the chance.  I followed him up there today after remembering it was empty, and I wish I had been a second slower because it looked like he was RIGHT about to open a briefcase with a plastic folder of money in it but he turned away from it as he heard me approaching.  Like so close to irrefutable evidence that he has been stealing.  I should’ve been more sly.

Just took a theatre booking for someone with the same surname as Audi.  Sunny customer service voice deflated in an instant and struggled to finish the transaction without stumbling over everything I said.  Funny how out of nowhere little things like that still hit you like a ton of bricks

A family just came in and called Malteasers “small geezers” as like an actual personal established slang term that they call them I’m so happy

The box office software we use here at work is the most obnoxious fucking piece of shit I’ve ever used.

To load an event such as a current film to view or make bookings you just click its name and the theatre layout loads up for you to click seats etc, all pretty simple.

If you double click an event though, you know what happens?  It makes a dialog box appear telling you “Only one click is needed to load an event”, that you then have to dismiss by clicking OK.

Like, the developer deliberately programmed in this box to appear when you have the audacity to double click an event by accident because I dunno there was a giant queue and you’re in a hurry or something.

Just encountered a parent who happily bought their kid a bag of popcorn and a bag of sweets and then when they asked for a drink and started whinging because they were thirsty the parent refused and told them off for asking for too much

the fuck



ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.

(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)

Oh my god it’s my life

While it was said with nothing but mischievous full intention, the best was “I’ve got Cloudy Meatballs 2” from a Dad with his wife and daughter facepalming away behind him.

Though the other week we had “The Expendables III” “The Inbetweeners 2” and “The Unbeatables” all running so I ended up doing this myself when calling out the names of films when each screen was open.

But yes with Maleficent in particular, 50% of customers called it Magnificent (not exaggerating) about 20% made an honest shot but said it wrong, 20% struck up a jokey conversation about “how do you pronounce it? haha” and 10% said it correctly.

My Dad decided he didn’t want anything so now I get to wait an extra hour to eat for no reason

Well if this is the worst thing that happens today I can hardly complain with everything going on in the world I’ve been being in quite the “count my blessings” mindset tbh

Some weird american guy came in wearing a jacket but no shirt„ asked for directions to the beach, said the local area reminded him of where he grew up (Cape Town I think he said?) then asked me what the employment situation was around here.  I was like “well uhh, we don’t really have any jobs going here” and he was all “No I mean the area generally” and I said “I don’t know I’m not really familiar with what kind of jobs are available in the area”.  ”Well YOU have a job don’t you?” he retorted before immediately leaving before I even had a chance to respond.

What the fuck.