7:28pm. Movies started 13 minutes ago. 2 previews.
Woman (W) comes up to the box office with her daughter:
*W: You showing Frozen?*
*W: It didn't start yet, did it?*
*Me: Actually yeah, it started about 10 minutes ago, it's almost 7:30 now and the previews started at 7:15... But there's an animated short at the beginning, so...*
*W: ...Okay how much is it for a kid?*
*Me: It's $7 for kids and $9 for adults.*
*Me: (Resisting urge to headdesk and just looking at her wondering if she's serious.) Yeah?*
Like what did she expect me to say besides yes? "Oh no, that was a joke, your daughter gets in for free because she's obviously extra-special-better-than-everyone-else!"
In the end I think she was "really"-ing because I think she didn't realize the movie was in 3D.
But I'm pretty sure I've had this woman come in before, ask about pricing,
and walk straight out dragging her crying kid because paying the extra $4 for the two of them to see a 3D movie was WAYYYYY out of her reasonable spending and we should obviously
be ashamed (nevermind Regal charges like $12 for kids for 3D).
(By the way, I hope you folks don't mind me posting more often,
I know this sub is kinda slow and I don't want to overrun it but I'm hoping that by contributing I can help encourage others to do so!)