Re: The One Disturbing Event at the Theatre When Seeing Star Wars
borgholio at storymind.com
Mon May 23 14:07:43 EDT 2005
Dwayne Conyers wrote:
> Using an on-line service to buy my ticket meant that I got a coupon to save
> 50¢ off of their delightfully overpriced snack combos. Since my blood sugar
> levels were plummeting, I thought I would use my coupon on their $9.00 nacho
> combo (equivalent to a $2 snack at 7-11).
> The young lady at the cash register asked what I wanted to drink with my
> combo. Given that sugar and caffeine are verboten for now, I requested
> plain water.
> "No substitutes," she barked.
> I didn't want to substitute anything, I replied.
> "We only sell BOTTLED water ($3.50 for 8 oz) and that doesn't come with the
> I reasoned, why not just serve me water from the fountain.
> "We can't" she replied.
> Feeling more and more like Larry David, I argued that if a fountain drink
> comes with the combo, what difference izzit WHAT comes out of the fountain?
> If I want the water part and not the corn syrup and caffeine part... why
> should that matter.
> We went back and forth for several minutes as the line behind me got longer
> and longer. I just marched into the theater and settled into the one good
> seat remaining -- which just happened to be behind a mother with an infant
> that started howling as the movie started and continued right up to the
> closing credits...
Ouch. Go back for a mid-day matinee and see it in all it's glory. :)
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