Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Clippy`s Helpful Tips pre 2014.

how to buy movie tickets online. find website. google will direct you first to a map on how to get to several movies theatres in your province. not useful, because you need to buy tickets first. select city and theatre. select movie and time of show. select number of tickets required. click on PROCEED at the bottom of the page. when requested enter user name and log in. create new password when username and password are rejected. create new username when robot tells you this is NOT your username!  i) go to inbox to retrieve email requesting confirmation of your application. respond to email by clicking on link in the body of the message. ii). return  to inbox to retrieve your computer generated password.   not working? did you check the box that says yes, you did in fact generate the request for movie theatre membership.. go back and check the box. check ALL boxes to be on the safe side.  connect to the movie website (again). begin the process again and enter the same information using your new username and password.  repeat this twice. passwords do not match.  you have been timed out. go back to email click on link again, don't forget to ACCEPT the terms and conditions of your membership.   
do you want to share your movie membership on Facebook? (no I prefer to keep the exciting details of my fascinatingly hectic private life to myself thank you.) 

select payment method. enter credit card number, expiry date and 3 digit security number on back of card.  complete a security interception by your bank asking for  a password you may or may not have created the last time you shopped online. create NEW password. confirm you are in fact, YOU by entering your date of birth, your mother's maiden name and the name of your first pet and possibly the street you lived on growing up.  verify your purchase and proceed to check out. Not yet? return to movie website and NOW complete purchase. check box to receive tickets in your email. go to email. open attachment. print tickets. tickets do not print. try again. tickets still do not print. printer is unresponsive. reboot computer. wait for computer to restart. now enter your password to log in. ask yourself why do you even have a password on your computer in the first place. wait for printer to begin to print.  Success, it is printing! and printing. it is printing 3 copies of an article it REFUSED to print 3 weeks ago. no tickets are printed. 

3 copies of old article are each 4 pages long. reams of paper are spewing out of your printer faster than it`s ever printed before. it seems almost angry!!  go to email. open attachment and reprint tickets. success. tickets print. 3 times and 3 pages each. hand tickets to daughter who is going to the movies with her niece and nephew.  rip up 23 pages of unnecessary printing in a frenzy. lie down. 

next time go to box office. buy tickets from spotty teenager.  

Happy New Year Bloggers

12 comments:

Expat mum said...

Yes, I was going to say, at most movie places you can walk up to a machine (past the long queue of people waiting for the spotty teenager) and buy a ticket quicker than any other way.
Happy New year. x

Clippy Mat said...

right. but isn`t buying the tickets first, in the comfort of your own home at your own convenience more well er... convenient.... ...
don't answer that.
:D

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my hell! Now that's what I call a Come-Back Post! I'm almost not mad that you decided to go over 9 months without posting! =)

I hope 2014 brings you and yours health,happiness and prosperity!

xoxox

Steve said...

I think it is a plot by the spotty teenager just to have some human interaction.

Clippy Mat said...

ahh CTG and Steve, thanks for coming by and so glad you haven't forgotten me after all this time.
:D

Steve said...

As if...!

Helen Devries said...

After trying to buy tickets on line for something at the Teatro Nacional I reckoned it was faster to get the bus there and back....

I never believed all that guff that computers were going to save me time anyway...I knew that computers were things devised by MEN.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Stay tuned to my blog as we get ready to put the house up for sale.

Gill

Clippy Mat said...

Helen, you're so right! the oldest ways are often the easiest. Technology! Pah.


Gill:I'm so excited for you and wondering what your next move will be.

Trish Burgess said...

Yes, yes, yes! Have been there, many times!
Don't stay away so long. I miss gems like this.

Trish Burgess said...

Yes, yes, yes! Have been there, many times!
Don't stay away so long. I miss gems like this.

Clippy Mat said...

thank you Trish. I appreciate the kind words.
:D