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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Overheard at the Red Box.

For those outside of Minnesota, we've got these nifty video rental automated boxes. (Kind of like an atm.) The Red Box.

We are frequent customers as it's inexpensive and very convenient.

Recently, this is the conversation I overheard taking place at the Red Box:

"Which way do I slide my card?..."

"Oh Ok." Watching the demonstration on the screen.

"Is your zip code the thing that comes before your phone number or the thing that comes after your address?" Asking this to no one in particular.

"Umm sorry to eavesdrop but it's the thing that comes after your address." I answer as I don't want to be standing there all evening.

"Oh, ok." Pulls drivers license out of wallet, looks at license and types in zip code.

I kid you not.

It is things like this that really make me wonder.

Note to self, make sure kids know their zip code prior to being of movie-renting age.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just started getting the Red Boxes here in VA.
I was so excited when I saw one at the grocery store..
Praise the Lord.. I know my zip code.. LOL
Love You
Auntie L. and Uncle B.

November 27, 2007 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Chelly said...

Our shoppette on base used to rent videos. Then they took out the videos to put in the red box. The red box doesn't hold much and we haven't been able to rent a good movie since it arrived...
But you know, I think they programed our zip code in, it never asked for one the one time I actually got a movie lol.

November 27, 2007 at 3:45 PM  

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