Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Start of the Holiday Shopping Season

I work at a Hallmark store part time. Today I had the pleasure of spending 5 minutes listening to a customer explain some of his favorite things:

me: "Hi, how are you today?"

him: "Oh, fine. Just looking at all your Christmas stuff. This is really cool - I like that song a lot. It's from ... what is it? Oh yeah, Fantasia."

me: (or The Nutcracker, but whatever ... Fantasia is more recent, so sure.) "Yes, it's a nice song."

him: "I have a laserdisc of Fantasia that I'll watch sometimes. That's a cool movie. I just got a new TV so it's a lot better. 21" flat screen. It's not high in definition or anything, but it makes everything look a lot better."

me: (nod)

him: "Hey, are these trees for sale? I really like that tree."

me: "Um, no I don't think so. That one is just for display."

him: "Oh, well it should be. I would buy it. I really like that tree. Or even something like this little tree."

me: "That one is for sale."

him: "Oh, ok."


I don't know which was more entertaining for me: the part about the laserdisc, his Fantasia reference, or when he used the phrase, "high in definition."

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