Never Judge A DVD By Its Cover

| USA | Books & Reading, Movies & TV, Uncategorized

Customer: “Hey, what movie did that other customer just turn in?”

Me:Book of Eli. Would you like to rent it?”

Customer: “A book? No, I don’t want no book. I hate reading!”

Me: “No, I’m sorry. Book of Eli is the title of the movie.”

Customer: “I don’t like books.”

Customer’s friend: “It’s not a book, it’s a movie.”

Customer: “Well, I bet it’s based on a book, and I hate books!”

Kids Movies Cost An Arm And A Leg

| Estonia | Family & Kids, Movies & TV, Uncategorized

(A mother and her young daughter approach the counter. She puts down Princess Mononoke and begins to get out her card.

Me: “I’d just like to point out while this is an excellent movie, it’s probably
something you’d be uncomfortable with your daughter watching.”

Customer: “Why? It’s just a princess cartoon!”

Me: “It’s actually quite violent, it deals with a lot of complex subjects, and has scenes with realistic sword fights, there’s several dismemberments in the first few minutes. But I can recommend several other movies by the same animation studio that both of you could enjoy.”

Customer: *slightly taken aback* “Um, yes, that sounds like a good idea, I wouldn’t want her to be scared.”

Customer’s daughter: *to me* “What’s a dismem-peppermint?”

Customer: “Don’t answer that!”

Modern Technology Can Pass By In A Blur

| Michigan, USA | Movies & TV, Uncategorized

Customer: “I had a question about this one movie.”

Me: “Okay, what’s up?”

Customer: “How blurry is it?”

(I am surprised for a moment, but then think maybe she is referring to movies in 3D, sometimes those look a little blurry.)

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “Well, it says here that it is blurry and if its too bad I do not want to rent it.”

Me: “Oh, let me see it.”

Customer: “Do you have any other copies?”

Me: “Ma’am, this copy isn’t blurry. It is in Blu-Ray, the new format designed to replace DVD movies.”

Customer: “Oh, alright.”

Me: “Do you have a Blu-Ray player?”

Customer: “What is that?”

Me: “I’ll just grab a DVD copy of the movie for you.”