Saturday, May 12, 2012

Inside the Box

I have so many fond memories of working at Hollywood Video, but some of my favorites involve things that people would stick in our movie drop-box.  Our store was special and had a drive-up box at the curb and one attached to the side of the building. Here are some of the things that really stick in my head that I found in the boxes and in the movies themselves:

- Used condoms
- Trash
- A white domesticated mouse that totally looked like it was a pet or a lab animal
- An employee that another employee locked in the box
- Notes from a secret admirer
- Notes from a stalker
- Notes from angry customers
- A DVD case that was full of spiders
- A bag of poo (not sure what kind)
- Movies from other video rental stores
- Home movies
- Intimate home movies
- Porn
- Movies soaked in soda ("I swear I rented them like that."  "Really? All of these random movies from different parts of the store went out the door rented to you all covered in the same kind of soda?"  Bitch, please.)
- DVDs with bite marks in them
- Movies that had clearly been run over by a car

Just to name a few.