August 30, 2005

Blues Monday

Like Dave said, since the team was in Atlanta suffering the aftershocks of the wrath of God (new Nats slogan: We Can't Lose If We Don't Play), we took in the 25th anniversary screening of The Blues Brothers at Regal Gallery Place Cinemas. Here's a verbatim transcript of my conversation with the concession stand guy(CSG):

Nate: A large Cherry Coke, please.
CSG: Would you like anything else?
Nate: No thanks.
CSG: Anything to drink with that?
Nate: A large Cherry Coke.

My first thought, "Maybe outsourcing customer service jobs to Bangladesh isn't such a bad thing." My second thought, the whole thing was reminiscent of the following exchange from the movie:

Mrs. Murphy: Help you two?
Elwood: Do you have any white bread ma'am?
Mrs. Murphy: Yeah.
Elwood: I'll have some toasted white bread please.
Mrs. Murphy: You want butter or jam on that, honey?
Elwood: No ma'am, dry.
Jake: Do you have any fried chicken ma'am?
Mrs. Murphy: Best damned chicken in the state.
Jake: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?
Jake: Four fried chickens and a Coke.
Elwood: And some dry white toast please.
Mrs. Murphy: Ya'all want anything to drink with that?
Elwood: No ma'am.
Jake: A Coke.

So maybe concession stand guy was just staying in character.

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