Odeon boycott extended

I was just boycotting the Odeon Greenwich’s Galley, but a couple of things have extended my boycott to the entire establishment.

  1. My brother-in-law actually wrote to complain about what happened to us with the Gallery. He never got a reply.
  2. The next time he went to the Odeon – and let’s not forget what the temperature’s like outside – he ordered some Pepsi. They gave it to him without ice. He pointed that out. The serving guy shrugged his shoulders, as though somehow ice was a luxury to be given out at his discretion, and bro-in-law had offended his Royal Highness in some way.

Odeon, you charge roughly three diamonds plus a pot of gold, frankincense and myrrh for your medium-sized Pepsis: you can afford to give the ice (frozen water!) away as part of that.

It’s all a bit trivial, I know. But they’ve annoyed me now.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.