Once again the Pantages is trying to get me to renew my subscription for their 2013-14 season. I don’t expect that they know why I have not yet renewed; I haven’t sent them any response nor do I expect that they have encountered my previous post explaining my lack of enthusiasm. One must admire their persistence in the matter; perhaps others have likewise cooled to their subscriptions after enduring Jekyll & Hyde and facing a new season with shows they’ve previously enjoyed.
At the performance of Catch Me If You Can I noticed cards placed at my seats that read:
RENEW NOW FOR FREE CHOCOLATE!
COME TO THE SEASON TICKET SERVICES TABLE OUTSIDE DOOR 6 TO QUICKLY AND EASILY RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKETS, AND RECEIVE A SWEET TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION:
A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR FROM
Okay so at this point I have to think that they are trying to buy my love with chocolate. And it’s probably decent chocolate; I’ve never complained about See’s Candies. I hardly complain about candy in general so maybe that’s not a really good metric at gauging chocolate quality. But then I realize that they’re not trying to tempt me with a box of chocolate, no just a bar. If you really want to persuade me, go with the pound box. I don’t need a two pound box or a three pound box; but a whole pound of Sees says “I really like you.”
So yeah. I guess in a way I’m saying that if the Pantages were to give me a one pound box of Sees chocolates I would renew. Shhhhh.
The card also noted that they were offering the same price as the online ordering and triple pantages rewards points … which I don’t know if I have any already but probably should. (Points may be redeemed for free Pantages tickets, food & beverage specials, VIP access, and some experiences which simply can’t be bought!) So I guess points can’t buy me the stuff I really want, like free parking or a season package of shows I haven’t seen. C’est la vie.