We used to use Blockbuster and Netflix for our videos. Then we dropped Netflix and went totally with Blockbuster. We seemed to get the most movies that way for a cheaper price.
Then, locally, there was no more Blockbuster. They closed down. Now we do our renting from Redbox. I think what I like best is not having to worry about getting the maxium for the buck. There is no foot race. You just go to their red box which are conviently located here and there, pay $1.50 to rent a movie, and maybe something like 18 cents more to rent it in HD and that is it. You watch it and you can return it to any Red Box and you are credited with returning it instantly. When you get home there will be an email thanking you for returning it.
You can also go on-line with Red Box and see what closet location has the movie you want.
The other evening we picked out a movie we wanted and it told us the closest was our local Krogers, in Box B. I went to Krogers to get it and a young lady was standing at Box A punching buttons and making a deal. And there was a middle age lady at Box B, the one I wanted also punching buttons and making selections.
Standing there a minute or two watching the two women I figured out the young lady on the left was the one doing business, the middle age woman at Box B was her mother and was just playing with the buttons.
How do you politely tell someone to get off the pot if they are doing any business?
After overhearing the mother and daughter interact about the different selections I realized they were speaking another lanugage, probably Turkish.
Being that they were speaking another language I figured I was in no hurry anyway.
It may me think of another time I was standing in line someplace to buy a lottery ticket. I don't know how it is now but then you had to buy your lotter ticket by a certain time for it to apply to that night's lottery.
The winning amount had swelled up very high, maybe the most ever up to that point. There were about 5 or 6 people in line in front of me. The person in the front of the line was a little woman I knew. She was in her wheelchair. She was an elected offical in the county. She was considered outspoken and controversial. She also had a very polite courtley southern way of speaking.
She had brought in a big sack of old lottery tickets of all kinds that she had never checked. She just bought the tickets and never checked to see if she won or not. Now, she wanted to know if she had any winners. The clerk had to run each one through the computer to see if any had won. The highstrung man behind her was fussing at her. She ignored him.
Beleve it or not, the clerk finished with her at about 2 mintues before the cut-off time. As she wheeled away the man behind her said, "Mam' are you sure you don't have any more tickets? Do you us to wait untl you go out to your car and make sure? He was being sarcastic. His face was red and he was sputtering mad.
That is civilization. Anytime you have more than one person in a society there will be conflicks.
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