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One of sister companies is moving to a new location,  about 10 minutes away,  they've got to be out of the old place by Friday,  and they'd decided to keep the place open whilst trying to get stuff shifted for the move, now they are struggling ahead of Friday, and have borrowed two of my yard guys from My team at work, leaving us shorthanded.  Surely shutting for a couple of days would have been the better option??

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Had a very bad week and submitted to temptation tonight, having a donner kebab for dinner followed by a Caramac. First carbohydrate and sugar I've eaten since February.

The Caramac was so, so good.

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On 27/07/2021 at 11:33, Gaz said:

I don't necessarily disagree, but there are a couple of issues with what you're saying:

1) I read an article a few years back that essentially said that cinemas make very little money from selling tickets to films. Their profits almost entirely come from selling snacks. Popcorn is dirt cheap to make and sells for a big markup. It contributes a massive amount to profits (along with juice) and if it wasn't for that it'd cost a lot more to actually buy a ticket.

2) I get pissed off with folk on their phones as well but not sure how asking a bunch of 18-year olds on minimum wage to put themselves in a situation of chucking someone out would go down.

Pretty much agree with the rest of your post, though.

You are correct on both those points.

That said:

1) It's because (and I'm reducing a complex situation to a very facile point) the cinemas as a whole don't kick back to the production companies more. They have been squeezed ridiculously for about 40 years now and have largely just taken it.
Apart from that, on the subject of the mark-ups, this is also true, and it's akin to restaurants needing to mark-up wine wildly. But maybe that's just an indicator that these industries as a whole aren't willing to be honest with themselves or their clientele about what cost/price should be.

2) True. But just hire 1 bouncer per cinema. Said 18 year olds can flag them to relevant screen to batter dickheads when needed.

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16 minutes ago, milton75 said:

1) It's because (and I'm reducing a complex situation to a very facile point) the cinemas as a whole don't kick back to the production companies more. They have been squeezed ridiculously for about 40 years now and have largely just taken it.

I get the impression that's now because the studios would be more than happy to just release straight to streaming platforms, and that would the end to the viability of widespread cinemas. The future looks a bit bleak for the multiplex at the moment.

I know there are plenty of people who wouldn't give a shit, but I remember the extermination of the small local theatre/cinema in the Eighties, and it was depressing as f**k.

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9 hours ago, BFTD said:

I get the impression that's now because the studios would be more than happy to just release straight to streaming platforms, and that would the end to the viability of widespread cinemas. The future looks a bit bleak for the multiplex at the moment.

I know there are plenty of people who wouldn't give a shit, but I remember the extermination of the small local theatre/cinema in the Eighties, and it was depressing as f**k.

I worked in a local cinema back in the late 70s.  Seated about 600 people but anything over 100 was a good crowd. One person at the ticket booth, one at the snack bar, an usher in the stalls and one in the balcony, projectionist and a manager; 6 folk to show one film.No wonder they went broke.

Filthiest behaviour I remember was some bloke engaging in an act of self pleasure. Probably would have got away with it but the woman in the row in front had hung her coat over the back of the seat and was not pleased to find a stream of jizz on it. 

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11 hours ago, BFTD said:

I get the impression that's now because the studios would be more than happy to just release straight to streaming platforms, and that would the end to the viability of widespread cinemas. The future looks a bit bleak for the multiplex at the moment.

I know there are plenty of people who wouldn't give a shit, but I remember the extermination of the small local theatre/cinema in the Eighties, and it was depressing as f**k.

Big mistake was moving to out of town shopping centres in smaller towns and cities imo, I can't be arsed going out to the soulless, publess one in Inverness to catch a film.

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We've went through the whole acceptable times to do the lawn and stuff like that..

However, I've worked 12 hour shifts for the last week, this is my one day off for the next week and I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep, cue me being woken up 5 mins ago by the noise of a chainsaw/hedge trimmer thing, the issue with this which has completely confused the life out of me is that the c**t doing it is standing in my front garden trimming a hedge, about 5 metres from my open window. Wtf is he doing in my garden uninvited. Is that a thing? If this was Murica he would be shot in the leg at least. I couldn't even tell you who the guy is, I don't recognise him at all. 

ETA - There's also a man with down syndrome in my back garden mowing the lawn. I am so confused. 

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20 minutes ago, SANTAN said:

We've went through the whole acceptable times to do the lawn and stuff like that..

However, I've worked 12 hour shifts for the last week, this is my one day off for the next week and I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep, cue me being woken up 5 mins ago by the noise of a chainsaw/hedge trimmer thing, the issue with this which has completely confused the life out of me is that the c**t doing it is standing in my front garden trimming a hedge, about 5 metres from my open window. Wtf is he doing in my garden uninvited. Is that a thing? If this was Murica he would be shot in the leg at least. I couldn't even tell you who the guy is, I don't recognise him at all. 

ETA - There's also a man with down syndrome in my back garden mowing the lawn. I am so confused. 

You're still asleep - it's all a dream

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30 minutes ago, SANTAN said:

However, I've worked 12 hour shifts for the last week, this is my one day off for the next week and I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep, cue me being woken up 5 mins ago by the noise of a chainsaw/hedge trimmer thing, the issue with this which has completely confused the life out of me is that the c**t doing it is standing in my front garden trimming a hedge, about 5 metres from my open window. Wtf is he doing in my garden uninvited.

Sounds like you've gone to the wrong house. He's just doing his own garden. 

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40 minutes ago, hk blues said:

You're still asleep - it's all a dream

You're going to wake up and find it's Euro 2020 Final day. All that stuff about Italy winning was just a dream too.

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16 minutes ago, GordonD said:

You're going to wake up and find it's Euro 2020 Final day. All that stuff about Italy winning was just a dream too.

That was some sleep!

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Really hating how some new and "innovative" products are advertised by claiming that the products they're designed to replace are somehow really tricky to use.

Not sure about anyone else but I'm perfectly capable of putting liquid detergent in my washing machine without spilling it all over my kitchen floor.

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1 minute ago, Rizzo said:

Really hating how some new and "innovative" products are advertised by claiming that the products they're designed to replace are somehow really tricky to use.

Not sure about anyone else but I'm perfectly capable of putting liquid detergent in my washing machine without spilling it all over my kitchen floor.

Meanwhile, the products which are a B*****d to use remain a B*****d to use.  

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5 minutes ago, Rizzo said:

Really hating how some new and "innovative" products are advertised by claiming that the products they're designed to replace are somehow really tricky to use.

Not sure about anyone else but I'm perfectly capable of putting liquid detergent in my washing machine without spilling it all over my kitchen floor.

See also "new improved" (i.e. fancy new packagin) products being on sale at the same time as the old products but at a mark up.

Dishwasher tablets, Im looking at you here.

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2 hours ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

See also "new improved" (i.e. fancy new packagin) products being on sale at the same time as the old products but at a mark up.

Dishwasher tablets, Im looking at you here.

I like when new products shit all over the older version of the same product that they previously told us was the best thing ever.

 

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7 minutes ago, KnightswoodBear said:

I like when new products shit all over the older version of the same product that they previously told us was the best thing ever.

 

"New and Improved Werther's Original". Can't be both.

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16 minutes ago, GordonD said:

"New and Improved Werther's Original". Can't be both.

They just change the flavour. The original  active ingredient formulation of rohypnol and amyl nitrate is unaltered. 

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