Recently, I went to go see A Christmas Tale at BAM. I decided to use my twenty dollar gift certificate that Dave and Jen gave me for my 35th birthday.
This is the exchange that followed:
Me: I'd like a 10 dollar ticket for A Christmas Tale and I'd like to use this twenty dollar gift certificate.
BAM Worker: I can't give you change.
Me: That's fine. I wasn't expecting money back but can I get a 10 dollar certificate or credit back?
Me: Do you sell 10 dollar certificates?
BAM: Yes. Yes we do.
Me: So if I use a 20 dollar certificate, you can't give me a 10 dollar certificate back or mark mine so it says that I have ten dollars left?
BAM: No, but you could take someone to the movies next time.
Me: I understand that but I'm here now and the certificate isn't good all that much longer. I'd really like to use part of it now.
BAM: You can use it for refreshments ...
Me: But you won't give me change back so how am I going to get refreshments inside?
BAM: Uh ...
Me: So you're suggesting I spend 10 dollars in cash to get in and then 20 dollars on refreshments with my gift certificate?
BAM: Um, yeah I guess.
Once again, thanks for nothing BAM!
And for the record, the movie started 7 minutes late. I thought all movies started on time!
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