I work part time for a *puts on fake advertising voice* ‘major high street rental chain’ which must narrow it down a fair bit considering I’m pretty sure there’s only one rental chain left in the high street!
It’s not bad really, great co-workers and it just about pays the bills. The curse is I’m surrounded by all my favourite forms of media. Surrounded by thousands of DVDs and Blu-rays, a good few hundred games and a ridiculous quantity of junk food, there’s a lot of temptation.
I’ve been extremely good for a few months now, certainly since before Christmas. It’s partly willpower, partly due to being criminally broke due to my hours being so badly cut. I haven’t even bought a packet of crisps, or a bottle of water while there. The water probably being a mistake as I always seem to end up dehydrated after a shift!
The main two things that have tempted me in work lately is The Hangover on Blu-ray and the Friends 10th Anniversary boxset. I justified not purchasing The Hangover for now as I can always rent it again (free rentals, hurrah!) and it’s bound to drop in price eventually.
The Friends boxset however has just been too expensive for me at £50 which is annoying as I’d like to have them all rather than rely on the Virgin TV Choices service which only has half a series at a time. That is until today.
I had to pop into work this morning to have a chat with my boss about something. After that was sorted I hung around for a few minutes to have a chat with my assistant manager about games. As I was talking to him I was idly looking at the shelves behind the counter. There I saw it. A pre-owned copy of the Friends 10th Anniversary boxset for £29! Now £29 seems much more reasonable to me and something I could just about justify to myself (especially as I’m working a few shifts this week rather than my usual pathetic one shift!). I resisted being impulsive though. After all that’s how you end up buying crap that you don’t need/really want, right?
I’ve had the day to think it over. I’m in work at 8 tonight and I’m planning to buy it this time round. That’s assuming it’s still there. It’s usually a quiet day on a Monday and it is behind the counter, partially obscured but knowing my luck someone will have bought it! I don’t think any of my co-workers will so that narrows it down a bit. But still, who knows.
So yes, hopefully after my shift at work I’ll have a Friends boxset alongside me too.
Oh and yeah this is a rather uninspired OneADay. Sorry about that!