I go to the movies a lot. Almost invariably, when I walk up to the ticket-taker to have my ticket ripped, their attention is elsewhere.
They are turned around talking to a co-worker, not looking at where people are coming from. It's like 60% of the time.
This is also the case at concessions.
If there is not a line it's always a challenge to get the attention of the people behind the counter, who invariably are facing away from the service window,
usually facing a co-worker and discussing break.
Pay attention. Do your job. Stop taking up my time so that you can discuss your breaks.