Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Wasn't there a character in The Phantom Menace called "Balls Roar"?

If so, he's my new patron saint thanks to the Clusterfuck Maestro's at Best Buy.

I mount my lunch hour siege yesterday afternoon to get Land of the Dead and Lifeboat. Thanks to whatever team of marketeers redesigned, their once straighforward DVD aisles have been rejiggered into what can best be described as the narrowest nerd labyrinth ever, I cannot find Lifeboat. I check the new release shelf, the outfront table...nada. They do happen to have enough Batman Begins and Batman Anthologies to build a small scale replica of Gotham City however.

I wrangle me a blue shirt and ask if he can check the other BB's. Man, I am tired of cliche's being true. The instant I say "Hitchcock's Lifeboat" I've lost him. Eyes glaze over and everything. So, I eventually convince him the movie exists outside of my imagination and he checks the Best Buy's on my route home.

Guess what?

"It doesn't arrive in inventory until Friday".

Balls Roar.


Blogger Charlie Brigden said...

So did you get LOTD?

8:46 AM  
Blogger Ben Miro said...

Oh yeah, of course.

Collossal letdown of a disc...but the movie is on there.


8:52 AM  
Blogger George Merchan said...

"It doesn't arrive in inventory until Friday".

Hate dat shit.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Ben Miro said...

Especially now that they've "expanded" their DVD section. Basically, they positioned it so you have to wade through all the crap that you'd be stupid to buy from Best Buy. Fuckers are worse than Vegas casinos.

3:59 AM  
Blogger George Merchan said...

Haven't been in a Best Buy for awhile now since all my recent buys have been through either Amazon or Deep Discount DVD. I bet they've done the same shit here too.

"For the last time BB, I don't CARE that ACTION JACKSON is $5.99. Just keep it the fuck away from the good stuff!"

3:57 PM  

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