Still Has A Movie’s Happy Ending

| Working | April 22, 2014

(I’m about 10 years old. Every Friday my dad and I have a movie night. He’s dropped me off at the rental store so I can pick out movies I like while he goes and orders the pizza. As I walk in, there’s a teenage employee putting videos into boxes.)

Me: “What’re you doing?”

Employee: “We’re closing down. [Competitor]’s running us out of business.”

Me: “What? That’s not fair. [Competitor] is full of jerks.”

Employee: “I know, sweetie.”

(The employee stops and stares at me for a moment as if trying to remember who I am, then gestures to the videos with her head.)

Employee: “Tell you what. I see you and your dad in here all the time. How about you go pick out some movies and you can keep them? Since we’re closing down, we’d just end up giving them away, anyway.”

Me: “Are you sure?”

Employee: “Yep!”

(To that nice girl, thanks! Although the tradition has ended, I still often watch some of the movies I had chosen to take home, and they’re always on my list of things to bring when I visit my dad.)

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