November 6th, 2004

i'm good!

movie and trailer rant

we went and saw The Incredibles yesterday, and it did indeed live up to its rather lofty title. pretty good as a straight comedy, satire, AND action flick. worth the price of admission for sure. i don't want to give out too much info on it and spoil it for anyone, but i enjoyed it tremendously.

but i wish i could get all those minutes of life wasted watching the trailers before the film back. not only were the films they advertised horrendously bad-looking, but the trailers themselves irritated me to no end. these trailers force me to see a movie i didn't ask to see. brandon and i complain not infrequently that trailers get worse and worse all the time. it's not just giving away the ending anymore...they tell you nearly every moment and plot point (and joke, if it's a comedy), both onset and resolution in something like 3 minutes...if you're lucky and they're short. the worst ones just go on and on and on.

even good films can be victims of bad trailers. pleasantville, for example. i remember the trailer was something around 5 minute long, and it just wouldn't stop, telling you everything that happened. at the time i first saw that trailer, i remember having said, "well, no point in going to see that. that was the whole film". i only actually saw it a couple years after it came out, when i had fortuantely forgotten said trailer. having watched it again on the dvd after i saw the movie, i still agree that it was the entire movie in five minutes. it didn't really leave anything out. i mean, i thought free willy was bad showing the whale escaping in the preview, but the pleasantville on really takes the cake on spoilers.

good trailers do still exist. the ones that make me anxious to go to a good movie. eternal sunshine's trailer comes to mind as an example. maybe it's my true calling--to make good trailers for the world to see. or not. but i'd like to not have to suffer as harshly as i did last night.
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rant two: the work rant

i love it when customers tell me to stop talking so they can complain more about the thing they want me to help them with, and ask me questions that, had they let me finish, would have been answered for them. just by listening. it's not like i'm asking them to look it up in a book or something HARD.

and they treat me like i'm the one being rude to them.

customer: "can you let me talk here?"

no. because, you see, you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about, and it wastes both my time and YOUR EVER SO PRECIOUS SHOPPING TIME to listen to you bitch. do you not realize it's my job to know what your stupid problem is, so that i know how to answer your questions? i do it to pay my bills. i'm not being unfriendly, i'm just trying to do my job and help you if you'd let me. and i'm still using a polite tone of voice and a smile, so why are you so offended?

People need lessons in adult manners and common courtesy before they should be allowed out of the house. a couple doses of brain power probably wouldn't hurt either.

**despite all my complaining this morning, i'm really not in a bad mood. i'm just really into expressing whatever frustrations float by because i'm tired. i babble when i'm tired, but it keeps me going.**
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the little joys

i just gave a little chinese girl, probably about 2 years old, a balloon. she bowed to me to say thank you, and her mom explained to me that she was saying thanks, because for all she knows, i know nothing about bowing. it was the cutest thing ever. had she been japanese it would have been even better though, as i could say your welcome in her parent's tongue (and i would look cool). sadly, i know zilch of the chinese. still, it made my day.
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