So, I'm heading out from work, and going to Vulcan to return some videos and maybe pick up a couple more. Some hippies I kinda-sorta know are out front and they ask if I can do 'em a favor. Turns out there's this movie they really really want to see, but they haven't got a debit card to open an account and rent it, so they ask if I'd rent it for them.
I'm naturally like, ehhhnyehhh...but they give me ten bucks for it, and I figure, kay, what the hell, worst that'll happen is that they fail to return it -- I'm on good terms with all the Vulcan people and they're not going to be assholes like a certain major rental chain about it, I can probably pay for a lost video at a minimal price, or possibly just have it waived entirely.
So eh, I go into the store and ask the guy about this movie, called 'Around the Fire
'. He's real surprised, and points out this other
hippie kid in the store, and says he just agreed to sell this same movie to her
. Apparently there's been a lot of asking about this flick. It turns out that the store's copy has gone into their $1 tape bin because nobody was renting it, so the original hippies I was talking to end up with their very own copy. I offered to return the $10, since I had not in fact done anything, but they told me to keep it.
Stranger yet was that these folks were really
excited about this movie. Apparently it wasn't at any other video store in town. They were celebrating
the obtaination of a copy. I looked it up on IMDB and it appears to be a steadfastly average, starring nobody but featuring some people you've heard of.
So that was an...unusual sort of way to end the day. But I got $10 out of it, for doing nothing except walking into a video store I was going to anyway, and now I have a burrito.
Then I got home and fumbled a bar of soap straight into the toilet. I'm still trying to decide whether dipping my hand into freshly-blued toilet water is worth more or less than the cost of a bar of Dr. Bonner's, factored by the inconvenience of not having soap.
Current Location: inside my skin
Current Mood: what?
Current Music: "Soap" is an oddly comforting word