while renting a movie at blockbuster, chris got suckered into signing up for a free trial of their online rental service. as he uses blockbuster’s computer to register for the service, he asks an employee what seemed to be a simple question:

chris: can i cancel this online?

blockbuster employee: you are online. (points to the screen) this is the internet.

chris: i KNOW this is the internet, i’m asking if can cancel the service online or do i have to call in…?

employee: well, you’re connected to the internet right now. it connects to our database, but they’re 2 separate things.

chris: nevermind.


i had to walk away because i was laughing too hard.