Thursday, October 14, 2010

Theatre Thursday

Oh wow. I haven't been over here in ages. Look at all the dust. Disgusting.

This is what the inside of my Blog looks like

Over the summer I got a job at a nearby (Ha! An hour away is NOT nearby) Playhouse and worked in the Box Office. It was small. And hot. And very interesting.

See? That's me with the hammer.

I was planning on having Theatre Thursdays instead of Retail Wednesdays, but that so didn't happen. I don't know why. Even though I worked like, 9-12 hour days, I only worked 3-4 days a week. But for whatever reason (that reason probably involving Rampaging Sheep, just because that would be awesome) I didn't. So instead I'm just going to write a couple of posts summing up the type of Crazies that we had:

1) The Most Popular Question:

Lady: Do you have a Senior Citizens discount?
Me: Lady, 90% of our clientele are seniors. I don't think so.

This is not what our Old People looked like.
A part of me wishes they did.

I had one woman who was not so easily disuaded...

Woman: Okay, then do you have a Military Discount?
Me: Unfortunately no.
Woman: A children's discount?
Me: Not really.
Woman: A disabled person's discount?
Me: Uh... Are you disabled?
Woman: No.
Me: Then no.
Woman: Well. Fine.

In this picture I am not the Frog, but I want to be.

2) Second most popular question:

Whenever we sell a ticket we always say: 'This sale is non-refundable with no exchanges or refunds it is a final sale" because tickets are non-refundable, there are no exchanges or refunds, it is a final sale. Weird, right? But still, we got calls All Of The Time with people saying:

"My friend got a stroke/had a heartache/their house flooded/they caught on fire/were attacked by cats/got sick/is having a child/car broke down/flat tire/ate tuna fish for lunch"

The excuses were endless. But unless you're dead, there's not much we can do. Sorry, but that's the way it is. Even if you call your credit card company and complain, after a whole bunch of hub-bub you will learn that credit card companies are not stupid and you can't return something when we told you NO.

Here's a crowd of our old people. Do you think the sign's big enough?

3) Third most popular question:

"Where's the bathroom?"

Okay. So that question isn't as epic, but it was commonly asked.

Oh my penguins. Look at this shower.

4) The fourth and final most popular question:

"Can I buy a ticket?"

Me: No. You can never buy a ticket, ever, ever, ever, even though you called this number just so that you could buy one, but because you asked I will say no and cackle at you over the phone like a maniac.

Me laughing like a maniac

That's all for now! I will try and write more next week.

P.S. Haha... I'm a doofus. I was just going to write this because I had time and didn't even realize it was Actually Thursday. How exciting is that?

3 comments:

Rebecca T. said...

This post is made of win. Srsly. And yes, I just used Twitter-speak on a blog comment. And those pictures are pretty much priceless.

The end.

VW: carya - when you say yes to a vehicle

Blam said...


Ahhh!!! I was just here last week, catching up on my favoritest blogs — just 'cause my WiFi is for crud and sometimes I have trouble reading, that don't mean I don't love you — but there hadn't been a post since May. Now you go and put one up on mah burthday and I don't see it 'til now.

Which reminds me: Sorry I missed you Aching Sonshine Kids' Super Sister deal. Happy belated, congratulations, and promises to participate next time if at all possible!

that reason probably involving Rampaging Sheep, just because that would be awesome

You still got it.

"Well. Fine."

"One more try: How about a disabled military senior children's discount?"

"Uh... Nope."

"I can turn into a frog."

"Mmm. Did you eat tuna fish for lunch?"

"... Yes?"

"Still no. Psyche!"

I'm a doofus.

We're all doofuses, honey. That's why we get along so well. Just in case, though, I'm going to ask your sister to periodically make sure you know what day it is.

VW: lizerap — A reptile bustin' rhymes.

AchingHope said...

@Rebecca: Haha... Thanks :) And hey, if mum can use Facebook lingo, you can use twitter-speak if you really want to.

@Blam: This can be a birthday present for you then. Sorry it's not wrapped ;)

You still got it.

*blushes* Thank you! I was worried there for a moment.