Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Curse of the Golden Rat

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I'm really on a roll this week, two for two. After yesterday's viewing experience of The Queen, I decided to try and erase my memory by going to see Curse of the Golden Flower at the Regal in Union Square. About 30 minutes into the movie, I put my half-eaten bag of popcorn on the ground. A few minutes later I started to hear rustling under my chair. I looked behind me to see that no one was sitting there. To my utter horror and disgust the rustling noise soon gave way to the sound of crunching popcorn. This continued as I squirmed in my seat until I couldn't stand it anymore and sped out of the theatre in fear that I might start screaming my head off. A rat? A RAT?!!? How disgusting and unsanitary of you, Regal Union Square Stadium 14 (the same Regal Union Square Stadium 14 that I will never again enter and advise all others to do the same. The Regal Union Square Stadium 14 right next to the Virgin Megastore for those of you who don't know it by name). Needless to say, I got my money back and left but not before the manager offered me a coupon for a free popcorn. To redeem said coupon I would have to be at this theatre again which is an event that will never take place, so I politely declined.

Gross, right? But hey, it's New York! That's what one of the maintenance guys said to me yesterday when I asked about our building's mystery smell (that immediately departed once I and a few others called the building's management). I was merely curious and wanted him to tell me the source of the smell which he surely knew because it dissipated so quickly. He said that it just went away on its own and stuff like that should be expected because, after all, this was New York not California. Um no, dip shit! This may be New York, but this is my apartment that I pay through the nose for so that I do NOT have to deal with smells of rotten eggs in my closet! I feel the same can be said for an $11 movie ticket, whose over bloated price should pay for the extra pest control required to run a New York City movie theatre.


shey said...

that is why i put my popcorn on the empty seat next to me.

so gross. i would have vomited on the managers shoes.

shesarejector said...

that is grody.