A few months ago I wanted to rent a movie. It was a Friday night, I had no life, and nothing was on TV. If you ask me, components for a movie rental night. Upon renting my movie at Blockbuster, I was informed that it was going to cost $5 to rent the movie. FIVE DOLLARS! Folks, I was renting 17 Again. I was 100% sure 17 Again was not going to be worth $5! But since it was a Friday night, I had no life, and nothing was on TV- I chalked up the $5 for 17 Again. Oh and by the way, 17 Again is not worth $5!
Ok, so fast forward to Friday night. I decided to rent a movie for the evening. Since Blockbuster has decided to start charging an arm and leg for renting movies, my only option was Redbox. It was my first time to experience the Redbox. The experience went like this:
I arrived at Walgreens to check out a movie. I waited patiently in line for my turn. While in line, I watch the people in front of me so I would know the Redbox process. It was finally my turn, after 5 minutes of waiting. I approached the screen and touched it to start the movie deciding process. I looked over the first page of choices, none sparked my interest. Next page. Wait, how do you turn the page? I look for an arrow. Nope. I look for a button that says next, no luck. Heck, I even scan the screen with my finger like it's an iPhone, no luck and I looked stupid. I began to panic, people started forming a rather large line behind me. I turned to the woman behind me for help. She looks at me like I have three heads. Finally, a woman my mom's age ask if I needed help. Sheepishly I reply yes. She helped me find Ghost of Girlfriends Past. Please don't judge my movie selection.
After the work of finding a movie I was ready to go pay and leave! I punched the check out button with my finger. I tried to scan my credit card but Redbox would not except my card. I tried again, and again, and again. Finally, a rather good looking guy, from the back of the line, came to rescue me. He must have had the magic touch, because he was able to get my credit card to scan. I thanked him and went back to looking at the ground, or the screen, basically anywhere but this guys face. Did I mention I looked like death because I had just finished my 3 aerobics classes. Single ladies, never go to Redbox without applying make-up! NEVER! When my movie spit out, I quietly thanked the guy and I rushed away from Redbox machine.
All-in-all an ok Redbox experience. Ghost of Girlfriends Past was alright, but it was only a $1!