I stopped by the video store I used to work at last night to visit my brother, Scott, (and to pick up Friday the 13th: Parts 1 and 2 ‘natch). As I looked around, I kind of missed the old joint. And it wasn’t so much the unlimited access to all the DVD’s (considering I have way more than enough at home), but it was the strange things that used to happen there.
One common occurrence was us workers would be talking about some random old film, and shortly thereafter someone would return that exact film. There are plenty of things I could go on about, but maybe I’ll save that for another post.
I stopped by on my way to soccer, and my sister’s fiance Will (the Monk Lookalike) happened to be up there at the same time. Weird.
My old friend and former manager, Crystal, brought up the fact she stumbled upon pictures of a trip a huge group of us took to Chicago years and years ago. A few days ago, the very same trip was brought up by some of the others that been on it. Kinda weird.
As I was walking out, some dude was looking at the Coming Attractions booklet that’s stacked on the end of the counter. Our exchange:
Dude – “Dude, I can’t believe it’s coming out.”
Crystal, Scott, and I keep talking to each other.
Dude – “I knew it was going to be called Still Waiting. It’s coming right to DVD.”
Me – “So you’re still waiting for Still Waiting.”
Dude gave me the thumbs up. He showed me this picture:
I laughed. “I thought Still Waiting was a suspense movie, like (*spooky voice*) Stiiiilllll Waaaaaiiitttiiinnggg. Not the sequel.” Scott and Crystal laughed, and I went on my merry way.
(SIDENOTE: Weird things happen all the time if you pay attention. Another example occurred a couple days ago. I passed this store named “NEVETS” and I realized it was STEVEN backwards. This made me think of my cousin, and how he’s been watching old “Twilight Zone” episodes lately. Right after that, the radio played the show’s theme in a commercial.)
(ANOTHER SIDENOTE: At trivia the other night, I teased my friend, Devin, who was hosting the game, by calling my team, “I’ll Be Teaching Jazzercise after the Show.” His clothing choices were a bit 80’s, so when he had to announce our name, it made us laugh. But it spooked the ladies who were playing at the table next to us. Our exchange:
Lady – “That was you guys who made that name?”
Me – “Yeah, because of how Devin’s dressed.”
Lady (pointing to her friend) – “We thought it was because we just joined a Jazzercise group, and had our first class earlier tonight.” At which point she opened her coat to reveal her Jazzercise logo emblazoned t-shirt.
You got to love the Symphony of Life.)