A prosaical post about queues at a new cinema here in Porto Alegre and its different system to sell tickets is the most accessed in Blog do ZH Zona Sul (for while). The blog was launched on February 6th, 2009, and we’d never hit 2.300 views before. This post – by a member of our Bloggers’ Council, who is a 72 years-old engineer – had almost 6.000 views and 120 comments in just one day.
Some readers agree with the author, another strongly disagree and some of them say there’s something more important to discuss. The controversy had notability on the site’s main page during all day and motivated a report which was published the day after. At least one independent blog published two post about the question after we did.
Spending time in a queue doesn’t seem a very big deal, even it’s quite annoying – but in this case it involves the different (for us) system to sell tickets: people can choose their seats at the time they buy tickets. Actually it’s an old way, but this cinema was the first in Porto Alegre, I guess, to adopt that and people aren’t used to this (and as this moment demands two choices – the film and the seats -, it takes a longer time to buy, while everybody in the queue wait for your decisions). It’s interesting to notice the different behaviours, reactions and point of views for something new here, and how our blogger “caught” an issue which many people have been talking about.
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