Over my 9 years experience as video clerk/manager, I have heard some of the funniest questions about videos/movies. I've collected some of the common ones here.
Question #1: What's new?
There is a new release section that is 5 bays wide, and they ask me "What's new?"
Question #2: What's good?
My answer is always "we only have good movies."
Can't these people rent a movie and decide for themselves!
Question #3: Is this movie good?
This question is not quite as bad as question #2. But again, decide for yourself.
Question #4: Where are the good movies?
This question is worse than question #2. But again, decide for yourself.
I hide all the good movies in the back room!
Question #5: Is there anything in the back?
No, I do not hide the good movies in the back.
If I did, would I just give them to you if you asked?
Question #1: Do you have ____?
The dreaded "do you have?." This is the generic variety.
Why don't most video customers look on the shelf first?
Question #2: Do you have a movie that has not been released yet?
Why do video customers immeadiately assume that EVERY movie is on video!
I constantly get asked for videos as the open in the theatre or movies that have not even open yet. WHY!
The worst one:
Summer of 1995, someone asked me for Jurassic Park 2.
I told her that it was coming out the summer of 1997. She was not happy.
Question #3: Do you have a brand new movie the day it comes out?
At least they have gotten by question #2!
Why do most customers assume that once a movie comes out, they can immeadiately rent it!
To get a brand new movie, you either have to be there when we put them out or get lucky.
Question #4: Do you have that movie with that person in it?
If you give me enough information, I can usually figure out what the movie is.
But you have to give me some information!!
Example: One time, someone asked me for a movie that was a length of time about a man and a woman.
It took me 20 minutes to figure out that the movie was 9 1/2 Weeks!!
Question #5: Do you have _____ for sale?
Why do most video customers assume that they can buy any video for under $15.
It is not true, all movies do NOT come out for sale to the general public!!.
No, I do NOT have Titantic for sale on January 14, 1998. It has NOT even come out on video yet!!
I am constantly get asked for movies that do not exist!! Here are a few examples.
|Movie Asked For||Actual Movie Title|
|"The Sheep Movie"||Silence of the Lambs|
|"The Ibiss"||The Abyss|
|The Shawshank Redemption|
|"Less Miserables"||Les Miserables|
|"L. A. Law"||LA Confidential|
|"The Cubicle"||The Crucible|
"Johnny Whatever that Says"
|"Black Love"||Black Rain|
|"Sea of Rain"||Sea of Love|
The last 2 titles were asked for the by the same person at the same time!