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A Brief but Common Scene at the Contemporary Cinema

The hordes line up at the box office, awaiting a ticket, or several, from the overburdened cinema employee. Children beg their mothers for candy to accompany their popcorn. The mother subtly forwards the child’s plea to the father. Half an hour passes. An enterprising young individual approaches one of the three lineless automated kiosks to purchase her ticket. The hordes turn to look at the enterprising young woman, confused and unsure of whether they should be envious. The enterprising young woman purchases her ticket and proceeds to the theater. The hordes figure if everyone else is staying idle, it can’t make sense to approach the kiosk. The hordes remain.