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My friend buys a senior ticket for the cinema and shes only 54!

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Whatwhatinthewhatnow Sat 20-Aug-16 18:32:31

I know its none of my business, but I just feel really guilty! We went to the cinema and she bought one. They didn't ask for ID. I mentioned it to her afterwards and she said, well I am practically a senior and it's cheaper. She has this mindset that she counts as a senior because she doesn't work anymore (due to disability) so often says she feels like she is retired. Her hair is now entirely gray, and she laughs and says yes, now I never get questioned about being a senior! Aside from the fact that I was unknowingly with her when she did it and was on edge the whole time, the cinema prices actually ARE extortionate. So in a way I can see her reasoning.

AIBU or just be happy she can get away with it?

helenatroy Sat 20-Aug-16 18:38:21

I don't understand why this would bother you.

Whatwhatinthewhatnow Sat 20-Aug-16 18:39:32

Because I was there and I was afraid we were going to get 'caught'. Stupid I know! I should probably lighten up but it felt like when I was 13 trying to sneak in to a 15 grin

Floggingmolly Sat 20-Aug-16 18:40:07

Wh were you on edge the whole time? Rather dramatic...

Pinkheart5915 Sat 20-Aug-16 18:41:20

It wouldn't bother me why does it bother you ?

There are much worse crimes and if the cinema don't ask for ID to prove your age they probably don't care a great deal either.

My Mum will order an oap discount fish and chips because she can't eat a full portion is this wrong too

WorraLiberty Sat 20-Aug-16 18:41:50

Is 'Edge' some kind of glue?

Dontyoulovecalpol Sat 20-Aug-16 18:44:13

It's her problem if they catch her surely? Don't worry about it

CecilyP Sat 20-Aug-16 18:44:51

I doubt if they will through you out in the street and tell you never to darken their doors again. I would neither be worried nor happy; its her choice. Dissapointingly, I have never been asked for proof on age!

Whatwhatinthewhatnow Sat 20-Aug-16 18:48:01

I felt complicit in the lie when I didn't choose to be. They have security on the door at this cinema so I suppose I feel on edge when I am in there, regardless of whether she's buying a cheaper ticket or not.

I'm BU then, I do need to lighten up!

acasualobserver Sat 20-Aug-16 18:52:34

If she bought the ticket and, in effect, made a false declaration about her age it's a bit unlikely that you'd be in trouble for simply being an 'accomplice'. Perhaps, in the most moral of universes, you should have ratted her out but Odeon Cinemas have probably got bigger fish to fry.

bittapitta Sat 20-Aug-16 18:55:10

My mother asked cinemas about whether they check ID for senior tickets, I think she had just turned 60 or whatever age you have to be. They told her they never ask, it wouldn't be appropriate or good customer service to ask older women their ages(!) Let your friend do as she pleases.

CodyKing Sat 20-Aug-16 18:57:15

I have purchased DD tickets to a 15 film - she's 14

I have recently allowed DS on a height restricted adventure and he's not quite tall enough

I put extra rubbish in next doors bin (2 v 5 residents)

I tell the local rubbish dump I'm more local (just outside area) it's closer.

I've taken the dog on the beach prior to the 5.30 time restriction

I have been given incorrect change and not reported it !

Gosh real rebel!

Lighten up nobody died -

JellyBelli Sat 20-Aug-16 18:57:27

They often do discounts for disabled people and their carers. I think you're overreacting, but if you're not comfortable with it either dont go again or buy your own ticket.

MargotLovedTom Sat 20-Aug-16 18:57:32

If she's not able to work due to disablity then I don't think you can begrudge her for wanting to save a couple of quid?

Sparklesilverglitter Sat 20-Aug-16 18:59:58

If the cinema don't ask for ID to prove age, I'd say they don't really care tbh.

She's still brought a ticket just a couple of pound off

YorkieDorkie Sat 20-Aug-16 19:03:01

You don't often get wins in life and she's found a little win wink. It's not like she's sneaking under the barrier!

Natsku Sat 20-Aug-16 19:03:13

Can't blame her, the cinema is far too expensive.

Whatslovegottodo Sat 20-Aug-16 19:08:20

Would you of felt bad if you had got a discount as a carer?

PollyPerky Sat 20-Aug-16 19:10:59

well, I feel it's immoral. If I were you I'd have to say something. She's a long way off 60 and being unemployed is not a reason to lie and take something you are not entitled to.

bimbobaggins Sat 20-Aug-16 19:12:28

Wow, you don't sound like much of a friend begrudging your disabled friend a couple of pounds off a cinema ticket. And being on edge about it?

Perhaps give the cinema a miss.

VladmirsPoutine Sat 20-Aug-16 19:13:30

Have you rang yet?
Better to log this now so there can be a backlog of evidence if she ever strikes again.

ImperialBlether Sat 20-Aug-16 19:22:39

If I were her I'd be really pissed off that they just accepted I was older!

helenatroy Sat 20-Aug-16 19:23:30

I paid £36 for two tickets to see Life on the Road yesterday in London. If it wasn't for the fact I was up the duff. Might have tried this trick myself.

Million2One Sat 20-Aug-16 19:26:28

I wouldn't be on the edge of my seat about it but I'd think she was cheap and grabby. If she doesn't want to pay the ticket price she doesn't have to go.

I wouldn't do or say anything about it but I'd be thinking it.

Whatwhatinthewhatnow Sat 20-Aug-16 19:31:45

Whatslovegottodo I'd never take a carers discount if I wasn't entitled to it. If I were caught they might take the discount away or real carers might face extra hurdles at the box office, such as proof of carers allowance etc.

I probably wouldn't have felt so confused about it if she'd said before we got to the till but you are all right, it's done now and I know for future so I probably won't feel so conflicted about it all!

I don't go to the cinema much, can you tell! grin

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