You gotta hate it when a plan doesn’t come together. When Jason Best heard that a local theatre was going to be showing the controversial movie “The Interview” he began to see dollar signs. Best said that he heard all the hype about the movie and its limited showing and purchased $650.00 in tickets with plans to resell them at a higher price (scalp them) online and make his fortune or at least double his money.
The plan fell apart when Sony announced it was streaming the film online for half the price on sites like YouTube, Hulu and Netflix and apparently nobody was willing to pay the inflated price.
Now the thwarted scammer is crying foul and is demanding a refund from the Esquire theatre. Management at the Esquire see it different, they say they don’t view Mr. Best as a customer but as “a businessman who was trying to recoup a loss at the theater’s expense.” And not a particularly ethical business man either, after all, scalping tickets is illegal.
And that wasn’t how it was supposed to turn out and no one was supposed to know what he had done, but he should have known better. After all, the Bible clearly tells us “Be sure your sin will find you out.”
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.