After school I thought it would be a treat to take Miss C to rent a movie seeing as the weather is less than desirable.
I was all…
MUST GET FREE MOVIE!
MUST DRIVE TO MCDONALD’S AND STAND IN FRIGID COLD IN LINE WITH NO COAT ON AND 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER CLINGING TO MY LEGS BEHIND THREE PEOPLE
DUMBASSES WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHO SCROLL THROUGH EVERY MOVIE SELECTION AS SLOW AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!
Ahhh finally we reach the kiosk.
My fingers and brain are frozen and I get all the way to the end of the rental process only to realize you punch in the freaking code at the beginning prompt screen.
The code…that expires at midnight.
I realize it’s not worth backing out and starting all over because I am freezing to death and Miss C’s ears are starting to turn a strange shade of purplish red and it’s not worth potential hypothermia to save $1.
End up charging $1 rental on my debit card for a stupid Dora flick because it turns out the Hannah Montana movie Miss C wanted was not available.
I will be back, though, as I registered my e-mail address with the Red Box site and I’ve got another free movie rental code.
Only this time I’m saving it for a warm sunny day when no one else in our neighborhood will be renting movies.