Monday, December 1, 2008

The Redbox Conundrum

While at the McDonalds tonight, I glanced over to the "Redbox" movie rental thingy.  While eating my cholesterol nuggets and downing my aneurysm liquid, I noticed a women browsing through the movie selection.  She looked normal enough and I didn't give it a second thought.  The boys went and played on the plastic tubing and we went about our business.  As we left, I glanced over to see that the same women was still looking for an entertainment option for the evening.  35 minutes. 35 minutes!

The moral of this story? Please circle the best answer:

A. No person should ever have to spend more than 6.8 minutes at a Redbox.

B. Abe is spending entirely too much time at McDonalds.

C.  The short synopsis of the movies in the Redbox are not at all informative enough.

D. Give a man a fish fillet; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to make a fish fillet; you have fed him for a lifetime.

E. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Any other ideas as to why this women stood facing a Redbox for a full 40 minutes?


sacdaddy said...

She was waiting for Prince Caspian to be released today, and wanted to be first in line. People have been camping out at our Redbox thingy since last Sunday.

CaraDee said...

Maybe she was contemplating life and its many regrets. Like when, about 10 years ago, they were advertising this amazing new product that would revolutionize renting DVDs forever..."REDBOX". We laughed and laughed at these commercials. Guess who's laughing now?

Ike said...

I say if there's no one in line behind you, take all the time you want.

If there is someone behind you, eenie meenie miney moe it and get the heck out of there.

We always rent our Redbox movies online and then just go pick them up. That way, we can browse all we want online, pick one and have the assurance that it's there.

su-tang 3000 said...

Saw the back of your head at church on Sunday. Saw the side of your wife's
face. Both looked nice.

Clark said...

I have never rented a movie from Redbox but Mom will not go with me to the movie rental store for the same reason... I take too long and never pick the one she suggests. Should I try Redbox movies? I know they are cheaper. As far as why she took so long to decide, just maybe she was waiting for one to drop out free like you do when you play with a gum ball machine.

The Yospe's said...

she left and came back

Cheeseboy said...

Good ideas one and all! After thinking it over, I think the most logical is that she left and came back (Jordan) I mean, I didn't watch her the whole time.

Dad Redbox is fine and cheap. The only drawback is that the movie is due the next day and sometimes you have to go out of your way to return it.

Tammy said...

Abe, what is me you saw at Redbox? It couldn't be because I've never used Redbox BUT I would be one who would stand there forever not knowing what to select. After all, if I can't decide where to eat, how can I decide what to rent? Blame my parents :)