I’ve got several ideas for some mildly interesting entries here but until I get round to actually writing them I thought I’d add this one.
My CEA (or Cinema Exhibitors’ Association) card was finally delivered the other day after nearly four weeks of waiting. The short story is this: my regular cinema has always provided people who accompany a disabled person with a free ticket, but apparently this has been abused recently with presumably able-bodied people borrowing wheelchairs and getting their mate in for free, so cinemas have understandably started asking for proof of a persons disability. Of course they’re not simply going to ask at the box office so an ID card of sorts is needed — I had to send off proof of my receipt of Disability Living Allowance along with a passport photo and £5.50 admin fee. Four weeks later and I get a nice laminated card featuring my beautiful face:
I’m glad I’ve got it now as there are more than a few films I’m looking forward to seeing, including Hancock, The Dark Knight, Wanted, Prince Caspian, The Forbidden Kingdom and Wall-E.
Unrelated: the other day I happened to click on my AirPort menu item to see which of my neighbours wireless networks I could pick up and it seems that I’m getting a signal from a galaxy far, far away:
And talk about targeted advertising: