Archive for February 22nd, 2011

I Hate Me, Part 277,651

It was a little after noon on a Saturday, my band had a show the night before and I was tired and a bit hungover. An older drunk guy glides up to the back counter. He’s bean pole thin, standing at a tilt, his hands are jammed into his windbreaker pockets in what seems like an attempt for vertical stability.
Guy-I’m lookin’ for……………………………for……………ABronxTale………..the video of…..that tale.
We could sell about a hundred copies of A Bronx Tale dvd a year, but it’s out of print. Amazon sells it as a “manufactured on demand DVD-R” which means it’s a burned copy. A proper copy is as rare as hens teeth. Nobody seems to believe that the regular dvd is out of print.
Me-Yeah, we don’t have it, it’s out of print.
Guy-Can you get it?
Me- No, it’s not made anymore. Check Amazon.com they might have it
Guy-The Movie…I want the movie.
Me- Yeah, like I said we can’t get it, you should try online at Amazon.com.
Guy- A…Bronx Tale…the movie?
I’m at the end of my fucking rope here, I don’t know how else to say it, my hangover is grinding my patience into something pointy and mean.
Me-(Through gritted teeth)….Look man…we don’t have it…we can’t get it…try online…
Guy-(Stares, unbelievingly)………musical parts?…
Me-Musical parts?…the soundtrack to Bronx Tale? No, that’s out of print too
Guy-No…musical parts..
Me-Musical parts to the movie?…what?…no…no…no…
Guy-(reaches into his pants pocket. Pulls out a handful of keys,change and tuning peg for a guitar)..No…No…musical…parts..PARTS
Me-(Completely defeated) …the guitar room is down the hallway.