so i call a nearby pharmacy/drugstore’s photocounter to ask them if they do passport photos, and if so, do they use a digital camera or the old fashioned polaroid kind. the guy on the phone says, “ya, we have a digital machine for passport photos.”
ok cool, so i drive over there and go to the photocounter and tell the guy i wanted to take passport photos.
“uh, sorry the machine’s down today”
“what? did it just go down?”
“i don’t know… it’s been down since i got here around 3 o’clock”
“what? i just called here and the guy didn’t tell me it was down”
“sorry about that”
“well ok, do you know where the nearest [same store] is that has a working digital photo machine?”
“uh sorry, i’m not really familiar with the area” shrug shrug
“well don’t you have a list of your stores here or something?” (hello?)
“oh ok let me check”
so he names a bunch of stores and i don’t know where they are. he doesn’t know where they are either and shrugs. so i ask him if there’s someone in the store that does know where things are. he calls his coworker over to help me.
“well the nearest two are this and this”
“ok, could you call that one and see if they have a working digital machine?”
“um, well we don’t have the phone number here” shrug
uh, what? i just look at him.
“oh hold on let me see if the pharmacy has it”
which, surprisingly, it DOES. WOW imagine that
well so anyways, i’m just really really annoyed that while i was on the phone in the first place, the guy couldn’t have told me “oh, but by the way, the machine’s down today so maybe you can check another location.” see? so easy!
and then to find such brain-sluggish workers who didn’t really want to do anything at all except say sorry, not really their problem. HMPH stupid store.
but to the snooty-ass worker at another store i went to check. fuck you and your “what you don’t like traditional? there’s nothing wrong with it” look of disdain with your treatment of me like i’m another moron coming specifically just to bug you because that’s so fun for me - and- your stupid store’s overcharging rippoff of $8 for 2 freaking photos. uh, no thanks.