Allocate: To set apart for a special purpose; designate: allocate a room to be used for storage.

Seating: of or pertaining to seats or those who are sitting: the seating plan of a theater.


Today I was enforcing the idea of allocated seating at work (a cinema), a notion many people either simply cannot grasp the nuance of or simply take outright offense to. I generally sway these people to my way of thinking (and the standard for most cinemas, I might add) and ease them into their assigned seats with polite explanations and gentle persuasion topped with a cheerful smile and 'thank you'.

Today, though, I was called 'rude', an 'insolent little minx', an 'aggressive dog', and a 'nazi'. All by the same old lady who generally felt that paying her senior's discount price entitled her to sit wherever she wanted and behave like an ill-bred ferret the entire time.

Some days you just shouldn't get out of bed, you know? Because some days the scoreboard of life will only read...
World: 1
Gabrielle: 0