For some reason, my local cinema picked Saturday night to train their new concession-stand staff. Probably the busiest movie night of the week. Go figure.
The lineup for the recycle-bin-size popcorn was long but I tried to be as patient as possible.
The man behind me gave up the effort and left in a loud huff.
By the time I got to the counter, three newbies were getting a crash course in how to work the pop machine from a senior staffer (very mature for his 16 years). Unfortunately, the even younger man who took my cash didn’t pass along my beverage request to any of them.
I was determined to keep my cool, however, and I reminded myself they were still learning and doing the best they could.
So I very calmly reminded the cashier that I was still waiting for my drink and, to his credit, he apologized and filled the order himself.
I’m not sure if I made things any easier for him, but at least I tried.
P.S. And what did I go see? Body of Lies starring Leonardo DiCaprio (who was EXCELLENT, as usual) and Russell Crowe (also quite good — gained weight for the role so you know he’s going for another Oscar nod). Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!