So, I’m waiting in line at the video store minding my own business. A woman in the line next to me reaches the counter with her selection in hand. She has an old VHS copy of Star Wars, and the new DVD version. In her innocence, she asks the checker “this DVD one is better, right, 'cuz its newer?”
I swear, I don’t know what came over me. I suddenly found myself explaining the controversy surrounding the changes that were made, their implications to the Star Wars fans as well as my personal take on the matter. You know, pretty clearly not minding my own business.
Everyone took it pretty well (although they were a little agog), and she did choose the VHS, but still: What the fuck?