"Be Kind and Rewind": My Elaine-from-Seinfeld Blockbuster Moment
As Blockbuster closes its stores, I'm reminded of the time I discovered they had a note about me in their files.
"What does it say?" I asked.
The guy at the register said: "Doesn't rewind tapes."
What?!?! It was ONE time, I told him, knowing full well the "incident"
(quotes intended) was the time I had to rewind one of their grimy VHS
tapes before I watched it.
Knowing their tapes tramped through
hundreds of VCR machines, I felt I should not have to rewind it twice
on my pristine machine. So I dropped it in the return box, kindly
explaining on a yellow sticky note that I had to rewind it once, so I
didn't rewind it when I was done.
I asked the guy to remove or
at least amend the blemish to my record. I have no idea if he did, but
I'd like to think their little video profiling practice had something to
do with their demise.
NOTE: Lest anyone take my "ire" too seriously, I did find this funny. Elaine-from-Seinfeld funny. I actually feel kind of bad for Blockbuster. *evil laughter* Kidding.