The increasing volume of comments in my Xanga has pleased me
greatly. So happy to know that people care…or sometimes, comment even
when they clearly do not care. Hehe.
Another night at the movie theater is complete…only 2 more and
then I am done for break. I say this because I am going to list off the
most annoying kinds of customers you can find at a movie theater…in
no particular order. Anyone who works anywhere will probably empathize
with this list, by the way.
— The Customer Who Thinks You’re Lying to Them
Takes many forms, the most common of which is when they ask for a
large popcorn, you pull out the bag, and they immediately ask “Is
that a large?” At some point, I am going to snap and say “Oops, ya
caught me. I was trying to sneak you a medium!” Also when the theater
is closed at 11:15 or so and they can’t believe that people aren’t
waiting to sell tickets for them 40 minutes after the last movie began.
— The Customer Who Is Mean to Their Kids
Just recently, I had a customer whose kid was being unruly and they
grabbed them and pushed them against our counter. You know what? There
is no way to recover respect once you have gone and done that.
— The Customer Who Bitches You Out For the High Prices
I love how concessionists, who are paid between $5.50 and $6.50 an
hour, are apparently responsible for the prices of movie concessions.
One of my co-workers said it best when she said “The people who
actually make these prices probably hear the whining once for every
1,000 times we hear it.” And on top of that, they are STILL BUYING THE
STUFF THAT THEY ARE WHINING ABOUT. It’s not like we heavily police
efforts to bring in outside food and drink. It’s really not hard to get
stuff in…I have done it dozens of times.
— The Customer Who Gets Pissy When You Upsell
A cousin to the customer who bitches you out for the high prices.
For those who don’t know by now, movie concessionists, as a rule, are
told to attempt to get as many customers as possible to buy a large
size. This means a lot of “You know, the large drink is only a quarter
more than the medium, and you get free refills on the large only.” The
annoying ones are the ones who say things like “I said medium” in a
real sarcastic voice. Like we would be doing this if we weren’t being
told to by our employers.
— The Just Plain Stupid Customer
Everyone has had one. My story is a guy asking me, “Can we take this
popcorn in the theater?” I have also been asked if we sell beer
(apparently 15 year olds can work a beer counter) or ice cream (do you
SEE any big freezers?).
— The Customer Who Wants Refills on Mediums
My theater only gives refills on large drinks and popcorns. But
there’s always someone who misses the GIGANTIC SIGN on the marquee that
says “Go large and get free refills” and attempts to get a refill on a
medium anyway. And most of the time we end up doing it, because we
don’t want to be jerks. Me and two other people are the only real
hardasses about that.
— The Customer Who Attempts to Come In After the Doors are Locked
*rap rap rap* Let us in! *rap rap rap* The doors are closed but
there are people in there! They should let us in! *rap rap rap* *wave
hands repeatedly* *repeat 25 times until concessionists want to kill
you* Does that happen ANYWHERE but a movie theater? I haven’t seen it.
— The Jerk
Real short with you, doesn’t even let you try to upsell, doesn’t
listen to any of the common courtesies you are using, and definitely
does not use the words “please” or “thank you”. Often doubles as the
people who think they know more than you because you are a kid, even
though you are the one working at the place.
— The People Who Can’t Make Up Their Mind
Ok, I understand that you might want to change the size of your
popcorn or drink. You might even do both. But do you really have to add
things after your order is done, or wait until you already have the
drink in your hand before changing it?
— The Customer Who Expects Perfection
We make mistakes sometimes, would you please give us a break?
That’s a partial listing. If you have more ideas, leave them in the comments section.
Mark said he’d sell me NBA Live 2005 for 10 bucks. I think I’ll take
that deal. I need a basketball game and it will tide me over till MVP
Baseball comes out in March.
NFL Picks — Week 17
Last week: 6-9-1 Season: 112-123-7
Barring a miracle, it looks as if I will finish below .500 in my NFL picks this season. I nust stop this from happening!
Cincinnati (-3) over PHILADELPHIA
BUFFALO (-9) over Pittsburgh
I’m making this pick under the assumption
that Roethlisberger will not play, because I am still doubtful that he
is capable of losing a game.
Green Bay (+3) over CHICAGO
Even a Packer team that doesn’t care should be able to take care of the divided Bears.
Minnesota (-4) over WASHINGTON
Although if the Vikings were playing anyone who was any good, I would be picking against them because of their choking.
TENNESSEE (+3) over Detroit
Two teams with nothing to play for…pick the home team.
CAROLINA (-7.5) over New Orleans
*prays* What could be more fun than a Panthers playoff team?
BALTIMORE (-11) over Miami
The Fish are too concerned with Nick Saban to care about this one.
NY Jets (-3.5) over ST. LOUIS
Mike Martz’s coffin is just about done…it just needs one more nail…
HOUSTON (-10) over Cleveland
San Francisco (+13.5) over NEW ENGLAND
No matter how bad the Niners are or how good the Pats are, it’s not enough to make me leave 14 points on the table.
ARIZONA (-3) over Tampa Bay
SEATTLE (-5.5) over Atlanta
Kansas City (-3) over SAN DIEGO
Indianapolis (+8.5) over DENVER
Not on that line, I won’t pick the Broncs.
Jacksonville (PK) over OAKLAND
Jags need a miracle to make the playoffs, the chokers.
NY GIANTS (-2.5) over Dallas
Not even Eli is this bad, right? Right?
Now I’m done.