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.)
This is literally everyday people at the theatre
it was my favorite game playing guess what people really want to see..
true story time: ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘Trouble with the Curve’ were out at the same time. At this point I had been working at a movie theatre for nearly 6 years. A person could walk in and I would be able to guess what they were seeing 95% of the time without even hearing them talk.
The general crowd for ‘Trouble with the Curve’ was fairly easy to point out. Also that crowd was very bad at remembering the title of the movie. So a couple, generally over the age of 60, would come in and want to see ‘that Clint Eastwood movie’.
Usually if you managed to say the actor, that was good enough for me. But some couples couldn’t even get that right. So here is how this interaction went down:
[[Enter old couple in their 60s, they look at the board displaying movie times and study it for about a minute and a half before walking to my drawer]]
old lady: We would like two tickets to ‘Pitch Perfect’ please
[[i immediately knew they had said the wrong title, and rather than giving them tickets to pitch perfect and laughing my ass off about it later, i decided to be nice]]
me: oh the a cappella singing movie? i love that movie so much, I have seen it like 5 times!
old lady: oh no, thats not what we want, we want the baseball movie with clint eastwood
me: [[internally screams ‘I FUCKING KNEW IT]] alrighty, here you go. [[i had already input two tickets for Trouble with the Curve before they even got to my counter]]