I stopped at a Family Dollar on the way home to get a drink and take a piss, you know input output, normal human stuff. I could not find the restroom so I asked a worker bee where it was and she said she had to get the ‘key’. Wait what its locked…?? She was not very nice and seemed annoyed but that’s another issue alltogether. She then took me to an area of the store that was clearly a break room, that she had to unlock with the ‘key’. Then to the bathroom door that was locked as well. After that I just left and went somewhere else to get my drink. I am not going to shop at a store that treats me like a child.
My mother told me that at another Family Dollar she was given the o’ holy store key… attached to a coat hanger with a peice of paper taped to it that said “store property” on it. Sounds a lot like a ‘hall pass’ to me. Googling this a moment ago it seems that a lot of customers have been told they can’t use the restroom or have the sacred key, but instead were told to go somewhere else. Now that sounds childish “wait you wanna do what!? ewwww! get out! do that somewhere else!”
'Family Dollar' huh, no one in my family keeps the bathroom door locked.
So to recap: If you want to use the restroom at a Family Dollar expect the equivalent of: “hold on I will need to take you there”, “make sure you take the hall pass”, or “not in my class you will have to wait” sounds like gradeschool to me. I will not be shopping at Family Dollar till they change this asinine policy and you shouldn’t either.
Sandra Bullock’s box office take over the last five years is as good or better than most male leads. The same can be said of Melissa McCarthy, who also has the attention of about 10 million viewers a week on Mike and Molly when she’s not on the big screen. Both of them have been integral to the marketing and promotion of their films, so it’s clearly not that moviegoers won’t watch a blockbuster with a woman in the lead.
But in very specific terms, Gravity was marketed as a co-headlining movie from Bullock and George Clooney, but anyone who saw it knows that it was Bullock’s film. Clooney was perceived as being necessary to market the movie in spite of the fact that since 2008, his movies have generated about $634 million total at the domestic box office, compared to Bullock’s $891 million. During that time, Clooney made nine films to Bullock’s six, meaning that the per-film average is even more heavily skewed in Bullock’s favor.
During that time, the total budget for Clooney’s films came to a minimum of $307 million and the budget for Bullocks clocked in at $214 million. That means that for every dollar spent producing a George Clooney film, the studio saw $2.07 back. That isn’t half bad, really. You know what it is half of? The $4.15 they saw on every Sandra Bullock dollar they spent during the same five-year period. Each of them had a couple of low-budget indie films and a couple of failures during the five-year period, but Clooney–the name Warner Bros. was convinced was necessary to promote the film–averaged just over $70 million per film during that period while Bullock averaged upwards of $148 million. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: What Marvel, DC and Hollywood Can Learn (via wheremermaidsdwell)