Just a regular Tuesday morning for me in concession and a manager told me there is a spill in theatre 20 and to take mop and clean it.
She told me to go quickly because the movie will be starting soon. So I fill up the mop bucket and I'm on my way.
This auditorium has reserved seating so she told me which row and that it was near the aisle.
I carry the mop bucket up the steps and there's a guest sitting right on the aisle. He doesn't mind me mopping and I'm able to get plenty of leverage by going up and down the steps.
Once I'm all done, I put up a wet floor sign in the aisle and proceed to pack up. The guest just stares at me and asks:
G: Do you have to leave that there?
Me: Yes, I do.
G: Can't you put it over there? (He points to the other side of the stairs the row behind him)
Me: No, I can't, the floor isn't wet there.
I do notice the sign is a bit in the way and I move it more towards the stairs. It's no longer in the aisle but there's plenty of space left in the stairs.
G: But what if I want to get out?
I look at the sign and back at him and try not to give him an "are you stupid?" look. The sign is no longer in the way nor is he that big of a man.
The sign is behind the space where he would get out to move down the stairs. Completely out of his way.
Me: Then you're more than welcome to move the sign out of the way so long as you put it back.
G: But why do you have to put it up in the first place?
The man looks like he's 30-40 years old and is asking why people use wet floor signs. He's a special kind of stupid.
Me: Because it's a safety and legal issue. If I don't put up the sign, someone could hurt themselves and without the sign as warning, they can sue us. The sign stays.
G: So I can move the sign?
Me: If you need to so you can get out, you're free to do so if you put it back.
I proceed to leave the theatre and just wonder how someone could be so selfish and/or stupid. I tel some of my coworkers and some managers the story.
I go back 20 to 30 minutes later to check if the sign was still there and no surprise, the man moved the sign one row ahead, defeating the purpose of the sign.
I was so tempted to go and put the sign back but the movie had already started and I really didn't want to deal with him anymore.
TL;DR: Completely out of way wet floor sign won't let a man leave his seat.
I'm on my tablet so please forgive formatting issues.