Ok, so me and two kids go to cinema. I get a coffee from the machine and all three of us queue up at the food counter.
The kids order their large popcorn and drinks and then I wave the coffee at the guy and say there is a coffee as well...
So the kids are faffing about - G trying to work out how to carry popcorn and drink with crutches...
I say there's a coffee as well and wave the coffee at the guy again...
Now the kids have got sorted and are moving away and the guy says hang on you have to pay for that!
OK, I am getting a tad miffed at being ignored here, and also the suggestion that the kids would walk off without paying, so I say, in a louder voice, but not really shouting, for the third time there is a coffee as well, please. Yes, I even said "please".
And he says I don't want to serve you now. I think he said I was rude.
WTF! So we have drinks we have started drinking and popcorn we have started eating and he does not want to serve us... So do you want paying for this then? and again he says I don't want to serve you!. OK, so we'll accept your gift of these goods for free, thank you and we walk in to the cinema screen and watch the film.
Two hours later, on leaving a manager stops me and says I believe there was an altercation over paying for a coffee earlier... So you have changed your mind and want paying now?... Yes, £2.25... OK, here you go, and we left.
I wonder why they did not want paying the £22 for the popcorn and drinks.
Well, I paid the agreed price, so not theft.
Just damn rude ignoring me like that. And, as usual, a total rip off for the food/drink in a cinema. And the popcorn is crap in the Odeon now - it used to be nice when it was UCI when they made it there in a machine but now it just comes in big bags and always tastes stale. The only good point is the coffee from the machine.