This plant is called “makahiya”; in Tagalog, ‘hiya’ means shy.
Upon being touched, this plant’s leaves immediately fold up together as if the plant is shy (hence its name).
GURPS, World of Darkness, D20 Past, Motherfucking Pathfinder…These guys refuse top play anything but 3.5 and D20 Post-Apocalypse.
My problem isn’t getting people to try out new games, it’s getting people to run games. :(
BUT YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO CUT ME OFF
MAKE OUT LIKE YOU’RE THE VICTIM AND THEN START A BLOODY REVOLUTION
AND I DON’T EVEN NEED YOU THOUGH
BUT YOU SAY I’M AN OPPRESSOR AND IT FEELS SO ROUGH
NO YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO STOOP SO LOW
HAVE YOUR FRIENDS LOAN YOU SOME WEAPONS AND TAKE MY FACE OFF OF YOUR MONEY
I GUESS I SHOULDN’T BLAME YOU THOUGH
NOW YOU’RE JUST A COUNTRY THAT I USED TO OWN
I just finished my cosplay today :)
I’M HOLDING MY HEAD BETWEEN MY HANDS AND SCREAMING
I understand when people sit there for movies that are extremely action-packed or destined to have a sequel, but for God’s sake, what the hell do you expect them to put after the credits of The Lorax? Or The Descendants? Or Think Like a Man?
Move your asses, people.
Or ask one of the poor employees trying to clean the theater if there’s something afterwards. Because we typically can’t start cleaning until you leave.
people pay 10 dollars for a damn movie ticket, they can sit there as long as they fucking want to
shut your face
What she said^
I use RunPee but the movies aren’t always on there. Besides, the people at my movie theater start cleaning as soon as people start leaving. We aren’t holding them up at all. Also because we remove our trash from the theater like responsible adults.
Actually, adriofthedead, it doesn’t work like this.
If you spend 10$ in a supermarket what you get with your money is the goods of your choice in good condition. The “service” part is the cashier being helpful and polite, every product being reasonably located, etc. You don’t get the right to pay in 0.01$ coins. Don’t get me wrong, you can do it. The cashier could do it with your change money, too. It is just rude and inconvenient, to the other person and to the rest of clients. It is a social convention and I’ll get to that later.
The same goes for cleaning movie theaters, especially multiplex theatres with auditorium seats. Because cleaners are supposed to be unobtrusive and keep the stairs and exit doors free while people are going in and out, they are often unable to start working until everybody leaves. Including the couple that is too busy feeling their date’s sexy bits (instead of, say, keeping the money and getting a room). My first work experience was cleaning a multiplex (18 Screen movie theater located in a popular mall) for a couple of long weekends, regular weekends and Christmas holidays. For the smaller screens you could start working while the credits were on, as angrybatgirl points. This works for many local theaters, too. For the bigger ones, we had to use a retractable queue control barrier to keep people out. It is a security thing because: nobody wants people tripping with the broom or falling when the floor is wet. The movie theater owner does not, you do not. It is important to note that in multiplex certain general schedules have to be followed. This means that often half a dozen movies end at the exact same time. Cleaning gets really stressful then. Because every minute counts, cleaners are already inside when the movie is still ending, carrying every cleaning tool on themselves to save some time. And really, you have never known how useful the gaps between your fingers are until you have had to run up and down stairs in the semi-darkness, spotting popcorn soda stains.
Angrybatgirl has pointed that some people behave like adults a take care of their trash and while this is true, very often people behave as if a ticket gave them permission to be rude and dirty. Let me give you some examples.
In children movies, no parent would want their offspring to be uncomfortable and stained. And yet, you get parents expecting to go inside while the credits of THE LAST SHOWING were still rolling, giving toddlers bags of popcorn and soda receptacles bigger than the kids themselves and complaining because there were not enough of the free and not compulsory seat boosters we had for the kids. And let me tell you: those things are huge and parents are supposed to leave them were they found them instead of having someone collect them.
Then you have horror movies. You have teens, behaving as badly as toddlers and spilling their food around even when they are supposed to have better hand-mouth coordination. Rec/Quarantine was screening when I started working. Do you remember the shaky camerawork? I do. And I’ll remember what happens when you mix tweens, greasy food (cheese mac or nachos) and shaky camerawork. Thanks to that great piece of parenting, I can say I earned my money overcoming my revulsion. Yay!
It is important to notice that you can read the credits. Of course you can, everyone is a big cinephile now! Maybe you are truly interested and it’s important to you, maybe you just want to do it to make the cleaners mad (true story, some people found it amusing). But if that means delays in the cleaning, a whole row of seats left untouched, please understand that it’s your loss. Because you see, you pay 10$ and expect to find the seat clean and not a nest of popcorn, you want the floor to be non-sticky and certainly you don’t want recent nacho-scented vomit in the carpet. Just imagine two hours of that odor. However, cleaners are only human and time is limited so try to be helpful or, as you say, shut your face.
You can argue that if you pay for a movie, you are also paying for the credits. It would be true. Then I can say that if we are getting to this, you should sit as the movie is starting and not before. But we humans are not that literal and work by conventions, including “treat others as you want to be treated”. Workers know if there is a gag reel in the end and are expected to wait longer for the public to watch before starting cleaning. If you do want to “show respect” by watching the credits because you are interested, fine. If you do it “because you have paid for that” then you are being an asshole. You pay for the movie and for the room temperature, the comfortableness of the seat and the sound to be correct. These services are provided by underpaid workers but you are not their master.
If you find 10$ an abusive price (I do), file a complaint. Don’t take it on the workers. I assure you their wage is not that good. Not good enough for cleaning anyone’s vomit, that much I can vouch. You pay 10$ for a movie, not to own the whole theater.