posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:33 PM
My first post
I love to rent Blu-Ray's, DvDs and games to pass time when I am not editing a music video or wedding. We can all appreciate a good book(Jim Marrs) or
a cool movie(JFK), right? I was disturbed to find out this soon to be realized fact:
A friend called me this evening to tell me, "Blockbuster Video has cut their 'open for business' hours to 12pm to 8pm", she sounded very sad and
scared. She is a manager at the location near my residence here in San Antonio, TX. The hours of operations have always been 10am to 12am. The
surprised mother of three sounded very discouraged as this will no doubt slash her pay in half.
They will be handing out flyers giving a "Very dumb" excuse for the change in hours of operation. My friend said, "The company has asked employees
to lie, ensure and comfort customers that it is not because the economy.", I nodded over the phone as she continued, "How the hell can I look the
regulars in the eye and tell them a non-truth when I know they are not dumb Americans?!"
I agreed and after no debate we both feel it is about coming events where the 'Greater Depression' rears it's ugly head. I will be picking up the
flyer and editing this post when one is in my hand. Times are tough indeed, yet we still spend on entertainment so we can have that get away from
reality. I was in this morning returning Tony Scott's 'Man on Fire' and noticed a quite and strange sense of fear in the air. It was so weird...
Blockbuster's here in San Antonio have been having very untimely, but tempting massive clearance sales which began last year. I suppose this is a
sign of the times when your neighborhood chain video store is making a last ditch effort to cash in by chopping its hours to save themselves money and
bankruptcy or both. Anyone hear anything to the contrary?
I love movies, but Long live the people with smiles across the counter who rent them to me!!