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I Hate Me, Part 610,777

Odd day at work yesterday, it seemed like a parade of slightly off customers. Nothing like, “Christ, this guy’s a lunatic” but more of the low level head scratching variety. Two examples
1)
Guy calls up pretty frantic
Do you got a song called “Pour me another fucking drink, goddamnit!” or it might be “Fucking goddamnit, pour me another goddamn drink!”?…I dunno who sings it
Really? That’s what it’s called “Pour me another fucking drink”…
Goddamnit..
Yeah, Goddamnit
I think that’s it
Ok…( I looked it up, nothing)
Yeah, I’m not getting any matches on that title
huhhhrr…maybe it’s “Goddammit…..Pour me another fucking drink…..goddammit”…I don’t fucking know…I’ll call ya back
Ok then

2)
We sell replacement jewel cases for cd’s. They’re a dollar apiece for the case and the tray. An older guy comes to the back counter and talks to Matt
I can’t afford to pay 75 cents for those jewel cases
Well they’re a dollar apiece
75 cents is too much for them, what if I bought a lot of ‘em, like five can you do better than 75 cents?
They are a dollar for each one, I don’t know where you’re getting 75 cents from
I drove all the way from Eatontown (10 minutes away), is 75 cents the best you can do?
Well, no because they’re a dollar apiece.
So you can’t do better than 75 cents each…(heavy sigh)
He bought three.
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I Hate me, pt. 530,610

There’s this guy who thinks that we carry everything that’s media based from every era and is always bitterly disappointed when we don’t have something like Batman trading cards from the 60’s, “*heavy sigh*…really?! you guys don’t got it? I was sure you would…*heavy sigh*”. He came by the back counter, no greeting just right into it, like we had just talked (it had been close to a year since he was in last):
This one’s easy, you should be able to get this
Really? Are you sure? You don’t have a great track record on finding stuff..
Yeah…Eric Clapton…….(looks at me)
Clapton we got
Eric Clapton…Journeyman…..(looks at me)
We probably have that cd
Eric Clapton…Journeyman…Tour shirt…original….(looks at me)
Goddamn it, you were so close man, if you just stopped at Eric Clapton Journeyman
(dead stare)…in black with orange lettering…. and tour dates…on the back
No man…we’re not gonna have that…ya gotta find that kind of stuff on line or…get a time machine and go back…sorry…but man…jeez…
*heavy sigh* I thought you could get it…or have it…how about this (points to some scribble on a paper bag )
I’m sorry man, I can’t read that
yeah…*heavy sigh*
then he walked out
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I Hate Me part 529,015

Saturday afternoon at work. Stocky mouth-breather in his thirties, modified dyed black pompadour and sideburns, long denim shorts and slightly too small skull and crossbones t-shirt. Looking through our used soundtrack LP section, where there’s maybe 150-200 albums.
Holding up a record with his back to everyone, loudly and to nobody in particular:
Where are the prices?
…on the back
now turning around
I don’t see it
I point out the large Jacks sticker with a price on it
Oh…it just looks like a sticker from your store.
yeah, with the price on it… the numbers tell you how much it costs.
yeah…yeah…are these even broken down into sections?
well yeah you’re in the soundtrack…
(interrupts) No No dude IN the sections are there SECTIONS ?
No man, there’s only one row of soundtracks, should take you about a minute to go through
(heavy sigh)…oooh man
Bought the Grease soundtrack.
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I Hate Me, part 510,729

Phone call, another metal guy, a bit frantic:
Hey man…I NEED some black metal
Ok, who are you looking for?
I dunno…but it’s gotta be extreme bro…really EXTREME…you know the blackest metal…it don’t have to be European either.
Wellllll…we got a bunch of metal, some black, some not..you know it would really help if you knew what you’re looking for… you should checkout some stuff online…might give you an idea of what you’re looking for
what?…no…no bro…no…you know what I want, you know. The blackest stuff….thick…extreme…heavy and blazing thrash…blazing…you know, bro….I guess they can be Norwegian…but it’s gotta be black metal…gotta
Yeah..that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Look, go onto YouTube look for black metal, check out some some stuff, find out what you like and then go from there.
Noooo…no..I don’t trust YouTube…But you got metal, right bro?
…yeah we got metal
mmmmm…I might just come down and check it out

still waiting

I Hate Me part 581,006

Phone call a few weeks ago, a fast talking jittery fellow
Hey can you order me a cd, it’s the new one from Black Wolf Goat Fire*
I’ll give it a shot, what’s your name and number
732…you know me I always order stuff from you guys…887
woah…you didn’t give me a full number or your…
(interrupting)…ok so call me…what next week some time?
CLICK
A week goes by, the company was out of the cd. Phone call.
Yeah…did my Black Wolf Goat Fire* cd come in?
No…it did not and you never gave me your name or a complete…
(interrupting)…ok that’s cool…just call me when it come in
CLICK
It didn’t get re-ordered.

* not the name of the band, I have forgotten the actual name

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I hate Me part 539,881

Phone call, sounded like an older woman
Do you have that new Van Morrison tribute album?
I’’m not aware of it, there’s an album he just released where he redid older songs with guests, it’s called Duets.
Noooooo, it was a tribute album.
Well there were a couple of older tribute albums but nothing new.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was?
I guess…so you don’t know if there was one…. You’re just checking to see…..
Yeah, I thought it would be nice if there was a new one.
…Yeah…sorry
It’s ok…I’ll try back
van morrison

Album Inserts: more metal and other stuff

Anything I’ve been writing lately is shit and not worth posting. In the meantime here are some more album inserts [click on image to enlarge]
Scan slayer 1 2Scan slayer 2 2Scan combat 9Scan mailorder1 2Scan mailorder 2 2Scan trex14Scan barrywhite 2 Scan kissvid1 2Scan kissvid 2 2Scan paul young 2

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