SO I did some movie renting.
When I went to the lil checkout, the chick asked about my delinquent movie, "Adrenaline Drive"... (and she couldn't pronounce 'adrenaline'... "andra... endro... adreeen..." )
"uhm, I returned that 3 weeks ago"
"well it says here it's 15 days late"
"but I returned it 3 weeks ago"
"okay... lets try it this way... how many copies of the movie do you have?"
"I don't think that has anything to do with you not returning it"
"oookay, I'll try this again, but slower. I'm going to guess that you don't have a lot of people clamoring for japanese indie movies. "
"so you probably only have one copy of it"
"....okay, look.. how many copies of that movie do you have? Becuase if you only have one, and it's on the shelf back there, then I returned it and someone failed to check it in. I have the reciept to show you when I rented it, if you'd like to see it."
"Just because it's on the shelf, doesn't mean it wasn't late"
"If you only have one copy, only one record of it being checked out, and it's sitting on the shelf back there, then it means I returned it and no one checked it in"
"well no. you could have brought it back late anyway."
"I was here two weeks ago and Dennis told me it was late. I told him I'd returned it the week before. So, hechecked the shelf and saw it was there and said he was going to clear out the mistake. But apparently he didn't. I'd appreciate it if you'd check the shelf to see if the movie is in."
"uhm.. okay... do you want me to check the shelf?"
"If it is, I'd appreciate it even more if you guys would quit trying to charge me late fees on something I returned three weeks ago."
"okay, but it could have still been late"
"just go check the shelf."
So she wrote down the title of the movie and walked away from the counter.
She came back a few minutes later and said that it was there.
She took the clips off my dvds, checked them out, took my money, told me they were due sunday and smiled a big dumb smile.
I don't think it even sunk in that, really, had I been just about anyone else, I'd have been all pissed off and yelling and treating her like total crap.
"Adreen... androno... aderaaaaan...."