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
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.
Okay there’s an adorable 3 year old in the lobby who can’t accept that Planes 2 has finished. Like they’re not crying but they’re fairly inconsolable that the film has an end and that end has been reached. His Mum was like “Planes 2 is gone, it’s all done now” ”…No. NO. *stamps feet*” He’s not having a strop or anything, just sounds genuinely confused and disappointed lol.
Really small children are so friggin’ weird lmao. 3 year old refused to leave with his parents because he wanted to look at the poster for a film for longer, and then when they did the “alright we’ll see you later” *leaves and waits just slightly out of sight thing* he broke down sobbing on the floor at the dilemma of whether he ready to leave his life of having parents behind to stare at a CG animated cat for a little while longer.
Kids and their priorities.
I’ll never understand parents who ask their children at the cinema “do you want anything else?”, the child says “no” and the parent continues to suggest every other snack. Like, they have a tube of pringles that is plenty of unhealthy food to last them an hour and a half. Your child has exhibited self-control, encourage that shat.
Did you? xD
Yes and it was incredibly awkward because they kept mishearing me so I’m pretty sure (when I play it back in my head) I made them spell “How Trrain Your Draton 2” but I was beyond caring by halfway through lol.
Customer phoned up and asked when How to Train Your Dragon 2 was on, then asked me how to spell it. What