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The Tragic Dilemma Called “Two Free Tickets for a Single Guy”

So yeah, I love getting free movie tickets from Ayala Cinema’s Sureseats. Being a loyal movie patron (and site/promo stalker), I often am a recipient of their freebies. As one of my favorite quotes go:

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” —Louis Pasteur

Ah, but with great gifts come great responsibility — and having two free tickets to an awesome movie is a difficult challenge for a single guy like me. What should I do with the other ticket??? And what will others think about what I did with the other ticket??? Here’s the cycle of thought-choices that run through my head each time:

Option 1: Find a safe, same-gender movie buddy.

Pros:

  • Enjoy the movie for movie’s sake.
  • Walang tampuhan.

Cons:

  • Getting labeled as a couple. Get a life — you free-ticket-jealous, green-eyed, rumor-mongering monsters.

Unfortunately, my movie buddies aren’t always available. So…

* * *

Option 2: Share ticket with random friend.

Pros:

  • Free ticket not wasted. Yay!

Cons:

  • If you give the ticket to someone whom you’re not that really close with, you risk having some other friends feel disappointed (tampo) with you.
  • Most (if not all) of the time, solitude is a more preferable companion than an annoying movie buddy.
  • Seriously, I don’t want to just randomly give away my precious (hahahah precioussssss) ticket to someone whom I actually hesitate sharing my prized loot with! I “worked” hard for it!!!
* * *

Option 3: Give both tickets away.

Pros:

  • Free tickets not wasted?

Cons:

  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? THOSE ARE MY TICKETS! MINE!!!

* * *

Option 4: Give to an opposite-gender friend/acquaintance/stranger.

Pros:

  • Free ticket not wasted…?

Cons:

  • Might send wrong message/signal to and/or about girl.
  • Might send wrong ideas about girl TO EVERYONE IN MY AND HER SOCIAL NETWORK (both online and offline).
* * *

OR…

Option 5: Return extra ticket at the gate.

Pros:

  • No issues. No gossips. AND walang tampuhan.

Cons:

  • Sayang ng free ticket… sigh.
  • And yeah, it sucks when I’m alone and stuck in between groups of annoying people in the cinema… which is more noticeable/observable simply because I am alone.
* * *

CONCLUSION:

Promo prizes, particularly where free movie tickets are concerned, should not be limited to two pieces — or at least they should ask if the winner is single or not, and offer THREE tickets instead to all SINGLE GUYS/GIRLS hahaha!

But hey, who cares? MORE FREE TICKETS DILEMMAS for the SINGLE GUY!

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