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Old 02-03-04, 09:15 PM
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Stupid things you have heard while shopping?

Got a little rant from my trip to best buy today.

Guy next to me ask worker if they had Gilligan's Island in Widescreen.

I'm all for folks going for widescreen, but it's more along the lines of being educated on what is the productions Original aspect ratio. Besides, this is network television of the 60's.. not exactly prime material for a HD-TV.

So what are some of the stupid things you have over heard while shopping?

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Old 02-03-04, 09:25 PM
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Many a time I've explained to people how widescreen is the way to go...
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Old 02-03-04, 09:30 PM
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A kid explaining to his father that fullscreen has more image, and the father going "You're the DVD know-it-all" in a serious tone.
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I went to wal-mart the day Family Guy Vol. 1 came out. I was asking the lady that worked in the department if they had it in. She kept trying to show me Family Man with Nicolas Cage. I kept explaining it was a cartoon that was on Fox, like Futurama was. She had no idea "what a Futurama was" so I left and came back a few days later when they had it.

This one deals with music and not movies but it was still stupid:

Some Marine was with his buddy looking through the punk section at a cd store. He sees an Iggy Pop cd and goes, "Iggy Pop!!! When was Iggy Pop ever punk".
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Old 02-03-04, 09:47 PM
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THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY box was rattling so I asked the old lady working at Circuit City for another box.
She said that made no sense.
I tried explaining to her that the dvds inside are loose because of broken dvd venter holders.
She went to get another one mumbling to herself that it made no differance.
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Old 02-03-04, 09:57 PM
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Most things I hear while shopping are stupid. When a store doesn't have a new release, they say that it hasn't been released yet. When a clerk doesn't know how to input a coupon, they say it's invalid. No two clerks ever explain a store policy in the same way. When an easy answer presents itself, that's the one that's chosen, regardless of truthfulness. I don't blame anyone but the low wages. Fortunately I know what I want and how to get it; otherwise I'd get pissed a lot while shopping.
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I was taking to the animated section while looking for Beyond Re-Animator.

I've also heard people complain about various itches.
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"Oh, wow! They've got a Slap Shot TWO out all ready? Cool!"
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Originally posted by chemosh6969
I went to wal-mart the day Family Guy Vol. 1 came out. I was asking the lady that worked in the department if they had it in. She kept trying to show me Family Man with Nicolas Cage.
I've tried looking for the HBO porn industry reality show Family Business at two different stores and both times the clerk brought me the Family Business movie starring Sean Connory and Matthew Brodrick. But that's funny more than stupid.
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When i was looking for Ed Wood today, sales persons in Walmart and blockbuster picked up edward scissorhands.

One time i was in CC looking for a new dvd player, the sales clerk told me all pro scan players do 720p through component
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Today at BB, some guy said, " Hey, where's the fullscreen version of My Boss's Daughter ? "
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Originally posted by Snarff
When i was looking for Ed Wood today, sales persons in Walmart and blockbuster picked up edward scissorhands.

Ed Wood Scissorhands? Yipes, that'd wreak major havoc with angora...
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Originally posted by Snarff
When i was looking for Ed Wood today, sales persons in Walmart and blockbuster picked up edward scissorhands.

Well I got a "if it is a new release...we haven't gotten it yet" at Wal-Mart for Ed Wood...all while I was holding Lost In Translation in my hands. (on release day...today!)
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When I asked for Ed Wood at Wal-Mart last week, they said "We have Ed, is that what you're looking for?"

Fullscreen vs Widescreen I've heard several times.

Some Marine was with his buddy looking through the punk section at a cd store. He sees an Iggy Pop cd and goes, "Iggy Pop!!! When was Iggy Pop ever punk".
Awesome
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My Wal-Mart is only stocking the FS version of Lost In Translation.
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My Wal-Mart is only stocking the FS version of Lost In Translation.
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All time favorite:

Man is with his son (who's gotta be between 6-8 years old).

Man: They have this movie in widescreen? (insert kiddie type voice) STUPID STUPID WIDESCREEN!

Another one:

Woman: I'm looking to get a few movies, I want them in widescreen cuz its better.
Me: Ok, which titles are you looking for?
Woman: First, Citizen Kane, I saw you had it in stock, but no widescreen.
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When I was waiting to buy my projector today at best buy, a man was going over a computer order with a sales associate, and the associate was trying to get him to install various other software and mentioned virus protection. He said that without virus protection, you are guaranteed to get a virus within 45 days with windows XP. I laughed to myself, but I didn't hear what the gentleman had to say about it.
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When I was waiting to buy my projector today at best buy, a man was going over a computer order with a sales associate, and the associate was trying to get him to install various other software and mentioned virus protection. He said that without virus protection, you are guaranteed to get a virus within 45 days with windows XP. I laughed to myself, but I didn't hear what the gentleman had to say about it.
Thats absurd ! There is no way that WinXP unpatched will last more than 24 hours.
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"If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."
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I work at a video store. I have heard many a dumb thing, but I am far too tired to list the best ones
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Just yesterday I was at a store and there was this one guy in the new release section. I was walking over that way, but stopped when I heard him talking. Bear in mind, there was no one else nearby and he was not on a cell phone. I slowed my pace. Got closer and could hear him stuttering "That's all folks" over and over. Then, he went on talking to himself and shouted out something like "I'm a duck" . I quickly veered in the other direction and decided to check out the music cds instead. Not really stupid, but odd and kind of funny.
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Some Marine was with his buddy looking through the punk section at a cd store. He sees an Iggy Pop cd and goes, "Iggy Pop!!! When was Iggy Pop ever punk".
I find that funny, but for a different reason - a friend and I like to say things like that in stores just to see reactions. "Hey, isn't Ministry a Christian rock band?"
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