Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Blu-ray Conundrum

So, I don't know how many of you know, or even care, but the movie 'Red Riding Hood' was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday.

Now, I never saw the movie. I know it was a 're-interpretation' but the fact that the director of Twilight also directed this movie, kinda caused most of my disinterest. But that's not what my story is about.

One of my side jobs is taking care of the movies and helping customers down movies when that can't find what they're looking for.

Anyway, this is a phone call I got at work today.

Me: 'Electronics, this is Travis. Can I help you?'

Lady: 'Hi, I was looking for someone in the movies.'

Me: 'I'd be able to help, what do you need?'

Lady: 'Well, I was in there earlier today and I bought the wrong thing.'

Me: 'The wrong movie?'

Lady: 'Well, no. Kinda. *laugh* I paid the $14.99 and accidentally bought 'Red Riding Hood' on Blu-ray and I don't have a Blu-ray player.'

Me: 'And so you'd want to return it and exchange it for the DVD version?'

Lady: 'Yes, that would be wonderful.'

Me: 'Has the movie been opened?'

Lady: 'Um, yes. Is that a problem?'

Me: 'Well, I have good news and bad news.'

Lady: 'Uh oh. What's the bad news?'

Me: 'The bad news is that we can't accept returns on movies that have been opened.'

Lady: 'Oh, no! Well, what's the good news?'

Me: 'You said you paid $14.99 for it?'

Lady: 'Yeah..?'

Me: 'Well we're selling the DVD for $14.99 and the Blu-ray for $21.99.'

Lady: 'So that means..'

Me: '..that you bought the DVD, not the Blu-ray.'

Lady: 'Oh. Well don't I feel sheepish.'

Me: 'Have a good day.'

And not to sound mean or anything, but what made her think that her DVD was a Blu-ray?
I am confuse.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Battery Musings

Scene: My place of employment. Electronics section. A man comes up to me, obviously in need of assistance.

Me: 'Is there something I can help you find?'

Man: 'Yes.'

He holds out a piece of paper.

Man: 'I need to find this battery.'

The paper has a square drawn on it with a wiggly line coming from the corner of the square.

Me: 'A battery? Do you know the model number?'

Man: 'It's right here.'

He gestures to the paper.

Man: 'I drew the battery.'

Me: 'Um, well, we have lots of batteries with that shape. If you had-'
Man: 'I have the battery. It's right here!'

Me: 'Sir, this doesn't give me much information. Do you know what phone you have? I could try looking it up.'

Man: 'It's a house phone.'

Me: 'Yes, but do you know the model? The brand?'

Man: 'I've been to Best Buy, Walmart, and Radio Shack looking for this battery and no one has been able to help me.'

Me: 'I'm sorry sir, maybe next time you could bring the dead battery in.'

Man: 'Well, it's not dead.'

Me: '...I'm sorry, what do you need it for then? A replacement?'

Man: 'My dog's electric collar stopped working.'

Me: 'And it uses the same battery?'

Man: 'Well, I don't know. It doesn't look like you have it.'

Man walks away.

I am confuse.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Phone Novice

Me: 'Wait, if I flash my phone back to the stock ROM, it'll erase all the data on my phone.'

My brother, Lucas: 'Yep. Everything on your phone's internal memory.'

Me: 'So, text messages, programs...'

Lucas: 'Everything.'

Me: '...'

Lucas: 'What?'

Me: 'Is there any way to back up some programs and data?'

Lucas: 'Travis, your Angry Birds scores aren't that important.'


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