“Oh, for God’s sake!” New Zealand cinema worker accidentally leaves expletive-ridden voicemail that makes customers happy in lockdown
- The voicemail was recorded for the Movie Max Cinema in Timaru, New Zealand
- The employee tried to include a temporary closure message in lockdown
- He accidentally saved and uploaded his failed attempts full of expletives
- You can hear him exclaim ‘f*** me!’ and ‘for God’s sake!’
- It was only removed after the mayor of Timaru called the cinema owner
- The clip went viral on Twitter and the employee was celebrated by incarcerated Kiwis who thanked him for delivering some “very human humor”
An employee at a New Zealand cinema on Thursday accidentally uploaded a voicemail recording full of expletives cursing potential customers who tried to ask for information.
The unnamed Movie Max Cinemas employee in the South Island port city of Timaru attempted to record a new voicemail message for the cinema’s answering machine to notify customers of the cinema’s closure amid Level 3 New Zealand lockdown.
His first few attempts didn’t go according to plan, and the man can swear profusely and expletives like “f**k me!” after each take. drop. and ‘oh for God’s sake!’.
In an unfortunate but amusing gaffe, the cinema worker failed to erase his previous attempts and accidentally uploaded them all, complete with his furious, expletive-charged outbursts.
The foul-mouthed voicemail remained on Movie Max’s answering machine for hours and was not replaced until the owner of the cinema was contacted by Timaru Mayor Nigel Bowen.
Timaru is a port city on New Zealand’s south coast that, like much of the country, is locked in a level 3 lockdown – the second highest – as the country battles the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
The as-yet-unnamed Movie Max Cinemas employee in the South Island port city of Timaru attempted to record a new voicemail message for the cinema’s answering machine to notify customers of the cinema’s closure amid Level-3 New Zealand lockdown
His undoubtedly embarrassing mistake, however, has been well received by moviegoers, most of whom were amused by the gaffe and took to social media to share the fun.
The clip quickly went viral and has been viewed by tens of thousands of people on Twitter, many of whom said the employee had brightened their day and given them a much-needed lift amid New Zealand’s strict lockdown measures that have hit most businesses and public authorities. places are closed.
One Twitter user took the time to write an email to the cinema, begging the manager not to fire the employee for the mistake, thanking him for bringing some “very human humor into my day” and reminded him to ‘stay great’.
Others, meanwhile, said the man should get a raise for his work and stated they would rush to buy a ticket to the cinema once the lockdown is eased.
Even the mayor of Timaru appreciated the mistake and was quick to see how it brought valuable laughter to his isolated citizens.
“Right now we need a little light-hearted relief,” Bowen said.
“Everyone is a bit locked up with the current lockdown, so people like to have a little laugh.”
The cinema owner and management team are yet to comment on the accident.
Even Timaru Mayor Nigel Bowen appreciated the mistake and was quick to see how it brought valuable laughter to his isolated citizens
In New Zealand’s level 3 lockdown, businesses can only work for online orders and contactless services, and bars and restaurants will remain closed.
Public places also remain closed, while the number of people at weddings and funerals is limited to 10 people.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week ordered that the entire country will remain in Level 3 lockdown for the foreseeable future, with the exception of Auckland and Northland, which are subject to a Level 4 lockdown – the highest level – as NZ authorities try suppress the outbreak of the variant of the Delta coronavirus.
Ardern’s strict lockdowns and international border closures in March 2020 helped contain Covid, but the government now faces questions about a delayed vaccine rollout, as well as rising costs in a country heavily dependent on immigrants.
Only 21% of the country’s 5.1 million people have been fully vaccinated, the slowest rate among the rich countries of the OECD grouping.