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At Blockbuster 
8th-Dec-2006 02:06 pm
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At Blockbuster the other day I was serving a customer who forgot to bring their membership card. Since they also didn't bring any identification I couldn't let them rent and was explaining this to their angry face when I noticed their partner had a Blockbuster membership card in their hand.

So I said, "Oh, you could use that so long as you're named on the account."
She looked at me, startled, then handed the card over to me.
"OK, are you named on the account at all?"
"Yeah, but it's my Grandma's account"
"OK, but has she named you on the account to rent?"
"Yeah..."
"What's your name?"
"I... don't... know"

o_0

It reminded me of the Simpsons clip where Homer pretends he's Mr Burns and forgets his first name:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3kqAWWNZqjM
Comments 
9th-Dec-2006 03:00 am (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHA

i love when these make me laugh out loud.

that was great.

it actually reminds me of me sometimes, when i lose my head...
9th-Dec-2006 03:17 am (UTC)
9th-Dec-2006 07:50 pm (UTC) - And I raise you...
9th-Dec-2006 03:41 am (UTC)
That made me laugh. I can see someone going "I...Don't...Know"

13th-Dec-2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
I got that when asking people for their phone number.

People who do not know their own contact phone number should be hit with wiffle bats.
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9th-Dec-2006 05:59 am (UTC)
That's Faye Valentine, from Cowboy Bebop, tho I never saw her in that background. I daresay, it's custom made.
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9th-Dec-2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's Faye from the greatest anime EVAR. And yeah it's custom made
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10th-Dec-2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Cool thx :) I made it!
9th-Dec-2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Ha!

I've got to say though, Blockbuster's renting policy is annoying. I spent 5 minutes going back and forth with the clerk the last time I was there because I wasn't listed on the account and my mom was on an airplane and couldn't take the call to "approve my renting". Seriously, I'm standing in front of you with money in hand, just take it and give me the damn movie!
9th-Dec-2006 08:31 am (UTC)
I'm the last person to defend a big company but in this case they're justified because they're doing this to protect them self and the card owner from theft.

If they let you rent the movie then that's annoying, the card might have been stolen, found, or borrowed without permission.
9th-Dec-2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
yeah listen to them^^

Would you rather we let anyone who might know your details use your account and keep the DVDs that you'll be charged for? :p
9th-Dec-2006 06:19 am (UTC)
LMAO. Classic.
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9th-Dec-2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
lol awesome! :)
11th-Dec-2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
It almost seems like the correct answer, because if she gave you the wrong one and it wasn't listed, then you wouldn't let her rent, but if she came up with a name on that account then you would.

I guess it's because i never forget my card, but I've never ever gotten questioned in blockbuster. I've used cards that read names like 'kwanzii' and i'm very obviously not her.
13th-Dec-2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Why can't a certain person be named 'Kwanzii'?

After learning Mr. and Mrs. Duck named their kid Donald, well, I lost all faith in the world.l
13th-Dec-2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure if it's spelled right. it's a Thai woman's name, and i'm a white male. It just seems very obviously not my card.
11th-Dec-2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
If you got a card, I could care less what your real name is.

Unless the account is flagged as 100% ID check.

We were always taught, if they have a card, they have permission to rent.
13th-Dec-2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Not in the blockbuster I worked at. If twelve year old Joe had a card for 'Mrs. Robinson' and nothing else, he wasn't getting a damn movie.
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