Today is my first day back at work after a nice 3 week Christmas break. I am refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day can throw at me. It was only a few hours into the day when a doosie walked through the door.
A woman approached me at the counter to discuss a mistake she had made while I was away. She had hired a heap of blu-ray titles thinking that they were DVDS. She returned them and exchanged all but one... that straggler was still on hire and she came in today to check if it was available. She was friendly and there were no problems.
Our discussion took a bizarre turn when I mentioned to her that we are predominantly a blu-ray store now and that we rarely purchase DVDS anymore. I mentioned all of the perks to switching to blu-ray, one of which was its reverse-compatibility... ie, meaning that DVDs can still be played on a new machine.
It was at this point that she laughed. I gave her a smirk as if to ask "what's so funny?" and she began to tell me that I was wrong. With a weird-ass defiant and irrefutable tone she explained to me that she and her husband operate a "myth busting & fact checking website" and that they had discovered recently that the concept of "reverse" or "backward compatibility" was a myth made up by the blu-ray player manufacturers. This really threw me. Clearly it actually IS a thing and that the proof was undeniable. I explained to her that the blu-ray player behind me (as I was talking to her) was playing a DVD and that every blu-ray player I have ever owned and every blu-ray player on store shelves was reverse compatible. She kept shaking her head as if to imply that I have been duped or scammed by some corporate honky.
WTF?? Seriously.... W. T. F ??