My wife and I mortgaged the house the other week so we could afford to go to the local Vue cinema. I can't believe that anyone in the film industry thinks that a customer being gouged more than a tenner to see a film isn't going to feel resentful and motivated just to buy a camcorded DVD off a bloke on the high street or just download movies from a Bit-Torrent site. Seriously, every time I go to the cinema I feel like I've been mugged.
To add insult to injury, though, I'm then expected to queue for 10 minutes at the food counter because there's only two bored and un-motivated McWorkers serving, and they want to charge me "ONLY £8.08" for two bottles of water and a large popcorn. ONLY?! ONLY!? Some water (that you get out a tap for free) and a handful of corn kernels that have been popped.
First of all, this is absolutely the biggest rip-off in the history of food retailing. There must be a crime being committed here.
Secondly, how on earth did they come up with the bizarre price of £8.08? Is it because the numbers are bisymmetrical? Not that £7.99 would be more of a bargain, but it at least would have had the illusion of being about seven pounds and thus cheaper!
ps We didn't buy the "Sharer Combo". We bring our own water...