AE = Asshat employee (grumpy mumbler)
AE: *stares at me* (no greeting, no "what can I get you?")
Me: Hi -- I'd like a medium Diet Coke and a bag of peanut butter M--
AE: *interrupts* Wouldn't you rather have a combo? *points at the combo sign -- a combo is a huge soda, a huge popcorn and a candy*
Me: *politely* No thank you. (I know they're required to offer the combo, but he should've been ready to do so before I ordered)
AE: *frustrated* But it'll save you money!
Me: Just a medium Diet Coke and a bag of peanut butter M&M's, please.
AE: BUT THE COMBO'S ONLY $11. YOU'LL SAVE MONEY.
Me: No. Must a medium Diet Coke and a bag of peanut butter M&Ms, please.
AE: *exasperated sigh, rolls eyes, sets soda to fill, throws bag of peanut M&Ms on the counter*
Me: *clenched jaw* (Serenity now!!) Um, I said peanut butter M&Ms. In the orange bag.
AE: *slams orange bag on counter, rings up order, stares at me*
Me: *looks at cash register for total, since AE's certainly not up to speaking it out loud. It's $6 and change.*
Yep, that combo certainly would have saved me money. I would've paid an extra $5 for a huge tub of popcorn I didn't want.
I know the employees are required to mention the combo deal, but what was with the extra attitude? Do theaters offer a commission on combo sales now? ;)
Obviously, I was a sucky customer for not ordering the combo.