This by far has to be one of my strangest dreams… and that’s saying a lot.
It involved the old entertainment powerhouse Blockbuster:
You see, they sent out emails and letters asking any and all of their former customers one specific statement:
If you have a credit card that you are not currently using, please allow us to max out its cash advance. We will cover all the monthly payments and the interest. We are only doing this to have liquid assets. For participating, you will have unlimited free rentals until we’ve paid our debt on your card.
In a bizarre way, it seems logical. But could anyone really trust Blockbuster after their whole No Late Fees debacle? Wow, what a difference 27 years make…
Oh, to be honest I really don’t miss the Blockbuster of yesteryear and that’s because of the late fees they used to have. I have the hardest time getting somewhere on time, so to plan my day out just so I can return a DVD on time is just silly. Slowly but surly I stopped renting discs and I just started buying them. This didn’t work out either because there’s no way I can afford to buy every single movie that I’m just curious to watch. I think that’s why when one of my co-workers at Dish told me that after Dish took on Blockbuster, they formed Blockbuster @Home. They made a lot of changes, and when I heard “truly no late fees,” I gave the three-month trial a shot. I’m on my sixth month now, and I dig it more than I ever did in the past because I can stream movies and get discs by mail with no worries of late fees.