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Yesterday, I was planning on going down to CUA for a few hours, then to come back home and go see The Incredible Hulk (I had a coupon which would get me in to see it for free). When I arrived at metro, I found out there were delays because there had been a power outage earlier at Metro Center. I was there for a few minutes in a train which wasn’t moving, and figured out there were going to be significant problems all morning and I had no idea how long it would take for the trip. So I decided to leave and go to see the first showing of the Hulk at 9:40. I had about forty minutes to wait before the the theatre would be open, so I decided to get some coffee, and read from the book I had with me.

When I got to the theatre, the girl at the ticket booth didn’t know what she was doing. She was telling me the only times for the Hulk were at 10:20; 1:00; etc. Right above her in flashing lights there were many many more showings; she was only getting the times for one of the screens inside showing the film, not all of them. She didn’t go ask for help, she was insistent. And she had already taken my coupon and printed out a 10:20 ticket. After trying to argue wit her and she would do nothing and insist I was wrong, she told me to take it to the manager and exchange it. So I did. But it shouldn’t be that way. It should be the girl’s job to call a manager and get it straightened out: how many showings of the Hulk will not get people at it because of some sort of computer glitch and a worker who is unwilling to do their job?

When I got home, I found out that there had been another power outage on the Metro and in DC, and some fires in DC, and I was right to leave when I did.

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