Thursday, June 22, 2006

oh dear lord..and you've GOT to be kidding me..

last week I had posted this about fathers day and gifts.

I also posted about my run in with the the kind folks atgoogle ad sense.

Today I was looking at the ads and what do I see..but an ad for Colostomy Bag Suspenders. I *had* to click on it.

Now I can understand their need..but as a fathers day present?! Sweet lord.

hey dad..i know you love to crap and that bag gets weighed down..try these.

Oh good.'ve got to be kidding me.

last night mrs.march had a meeting so the kids and I did dinner and one of the little marches asked if we could go to the local video store. It is not a big chain and I love Netflix so we hardly ever go. The selling point was 2-3 movies would be 99 cents each and they could have em for five days. My kids don't why not.

The kids make their selections and I head to the counter to pay.

Clerk - phone #
Me - xxxxxxx
C - there is a 6.00 fee on this (mind you we have 2 vhs tapes and dvd)
me - for what?
c - seems you had a movie come in late
me - ummmm really? Do you have any information on this..i am just curious.
c - let me check
(a second clerk comes over)
C2 - whats up?
me - well I was told there was a 6.00 fee on my account and I don't mind paying a fee but i can't recall if/when/what it would be.
c2 - let me have a look...
c2 - yeah it seems the last time you rented from us was July of 2005
me - hmmm that makes no sense (now mind you we don't go that often..but 11 months ago?)
c2 - well is your address XXXXXXXXXXx
me - yep
c2 - well the last rental you had was in July..a VHS
me - any idea what it was?
*this is where it gets real good*
c2 - ummmm, nope because the tape has since been sold.
me - you are kidding me right? I don't mind a fee, but a movie that you don't even have any more I need to pay you for?

I pay the fee cuz I didn't want to take issue with this in front of the kids. Dad messed up, dad pays (that is what you want to show to little eyes) When I go to return the films I will ask to have my name removed from the we won't be back. I am fine with a late fee..that is part of the rental. But, this is close to a year ago and you have a computer..don't you call people when movies are late? And what bugs me is they sold this movie. When I return them (trust me on time) I will explain my displeasure and give them a shot to redeem but its reason 1212192051230591321 why neflix is way better than this old school going to a video store crap.


At Thursday, June 22, 2006 3:03:00 PM , Blogger Road to the Isles said...

Netflix does rock. For $6 - You should have jumped over the counter and showed them who was boss! and if was $10 - you could have toppled over a couple rows of dvds...

At Friday, June 23, 2006 7:55:00 PM , Blogger Rusty said...

You're a better man than I. If they had tried to give me that crap, I would have ripped them a new one. I don't take that kind of thing well.


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