Living on the road means checking out of a different hotel, bed and breakfast, or friend’s basement every day. Each morning we have to run through an extensive list of equipment to make sure we haven’t left a charger, flash, or lens anywhere. Inevitably, we always forget the redbox movie that’s wedged between suitcase number one and two or randomly left in someone’s freezer after a particularly long day (sorry, Lisa!).
While our chargers cost serious cash to ship overnight, we can rest easy when it comes to movies. In fact, Lisa defrosted our copy of Kick-Ass and returned it to her local redbox kiosk on her way to buy some groceries the next morning.
Chances are you’re not traveling as much as we are. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use “Return Anywhere” to your advantage. Here are a few scenarios in which “Return Anywhere” will become your new best friend.
Scenario #1: You’re on a date that seems to be heading straight to the friend zone. You pick up Cop Out, the least romantic movie you can find, only to catch your female companion giving you a look that says your night might turn out differently if you pick up a copy of The Last Song. You hit up your mobile GPS and hightail it to the local McD’s, which conveniently has a redbox out front. Return and replace for another buck.
Scenario #2: You’ve just gotten a promotion at work, so you pick up a copy of Capitalism, A Love Story to celebrate your new paycheck. As you’re driving home, your brother calls to tell you he’s been dumped. You switch Capitalism out for A Single Man at Walmart and reroute. As you do, your sister calls and says she’ll be dropping your niece off at your brother’s to help cheer him up. You return A Single Man at a grocery store kiosk in favor of Spongebob. Two minutes later you get a text saying that everyone has decided to go to bed early. Back at square one, you drive up to a McDonald’s and rent 2012, because that’s the year you’re likely to make a decision about what kind of movie you want to rent.
Scenario #3: You want that new flat-screen TV. You need that new flat-screen TV. Trouble is, you can’t get your wife over to Best Buy without tricking her into it. Lucky for you, you’ve got a copy of Furry Vengeance to return. As you’re driving home from the grocery store, a moment of genius “spontaneously” strikes as you whip the movie out of the glove compartment. “We’d better return this!” you say as you pull up to the nearest redbox kiosk, conveniently located right next to a Best Buy. Done and done.
What’s your best “Return Anywhere” story?