11 May 2009

Oh, THAT Alphabet...

Saturday, I went to BuyShit to pick up a CD for my mother for her gift the following day. She has been a Van Morrison fan for almost as long as I've been alive, and is always happy with almost anything he does. As I had been hearing nothing but rave reviews for his 2009 live version of Astral Weeks that he ripped up in the Hollywood Bowl, I thought dear ol' mum would get a kick out of that.

I walked into the retail nightmare of BuyShit and wandered around looking for the music section. I was forced to turn up my iPod TWICE in order to drown out the various crap blaring from different departments, but fortunately for me, the mightiest of their in-store audio propaganda was no match for Jamie Liddell's Hurricane at three-quarters volume. I have defeated yet ANOTHER marketing atrocity! Mwah ha ha ha!

So, after finally locating the dusty corner of the store that still sells those archaic plastic disks called CDs, I started my hunt for mom's gift. Maybe..No. Or it's...No. Behind the..No. I was flipping through disks for about a minute and a half, and beginning to get mildly flummoxed, when a sales associate came rolling up (literally, their EOE policy landed them a gentleman with CP).

"Can I help you find something sir?" he asked.
"Well, yes actually. I'm trying to find the latest Van Morrison album."
"Well sir, I'm fairly certain we'd have that in 'M' section, not the 'V' section. Good luck!" he said as he wheeled off to help someone a bit less stupid.

Oh, and the album DOES kick ass, once you find it.


What's the stupidest thing you've ever done in a retail outlet?

3 comments:

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Classic,
It would invariably be asking for a specific item when I'm standing right next to it.

Bj in Dallas said...

I had an overflowing basket of food at Sams and M2 threw the biggest fit of her two year old life and I abandoned my cart and hauled her ass to the car. Went home,handed her off to her dad, and went to Tom Thumb and got milk.
Not stupid, just desperate.

But you will be happy that no swedish hookers were hurt or wounded in the whole ordeal.

Zakary said...

OK, first of all, I'm DYING because you buying Marla a Van Morrison CD? That makes me want to adopt you.

2. You own an iPod? You know this is crazy talk. I envisioned you driving around with a goddamn RECORD PLAYER in your car when you want to listen to music...you know, to keep it real. Next thing you know, you will have a cell phone!

3. I am sure I have done some stupid shit in a store, but I have to think abou it.