There are some TALES FROM A CLERK that are too short to justify an entire article. Usually they end up as Twitter posts or Facebook rants and offer an amusing point of discussion on social media. The following are a series of these posts, collected and randomly placed. Enjoy.
TALE FROM A CLERK: Movie posters come and go. I have almost 100 of them on display at any given time. So many generic and boring posters that all look the same and represent all that is dull in movie marketing... but display 1 single PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES poster and suddenly I'm getting complaints galore. "Too scary for kids" is the general gist of it... PLEASE! Here is my message to idiot parents: you know those times when you dump your kids in my store (essentially for me to babysit) while you're off sipping lattes with other mums? Well your kids spend most of that time looking at all of the scary covers in the horror section. So yeah, I'll remove that poster but promise me that you'll stick it up your arse!!
TALE FROM A CLERK: I just had a conversation with a guy. He asked what I thought of the new Robocop and I told him that I loved it. I mentioned that I was pleased that it didn't try to emulate the original film... to which he replied "it couldn't have possibly been any worse than the original"... I was shocked. Dumbfounded. Without words
TALE FROM A CLERK: Wow. Today's weather really has been delivering some doosies. Just had a woman ask me "whats good?". I rambled off a list of films that I would highly recommend and each one she looked at was accompanied with her saying "No. I think comedy is far too subjective" and "Drama? No. We all have different tastes" and "Action. What floats one persons boat might not float another's" -- SO WHY THE FUCK DID SHE ASK ME WHAT WAS GOOD? lol
TALE FROM A CLERK: Just had a father hiring movies for his son. His membership card was wedged inside his wallet. His conversation with himself was as follows: "Let me get it out for you... (grunt) it's really hard.... (sigh) but it won't come" -- When it finally got it he let off a huge sigh of relief.
TALE FROM A CLERK: Just had a woman tell me (in the same breath) that her family were "sci-fi fanatics" and then that they'd never heard of Pacific Rim.
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Woman: Rio 2 is at the cinemas. Do you have it to hire?
Me: No, it just started at the cinemas.
Woman: I know. But do you have it to hire?
TALE FROM A CLERK: A man returned THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. He told me that he was in finance and that the film was totally unrealistic and that those sort of things never happen in real life. I told him that it was based on a true story. "May Ass it is" he said
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A woman returned this today and complained that we failed to tell her that it was part 2. She hadn't seen part 1 yet.