meri (broken_gizmo) wrote,

I really need to stop renting movies.

I've been on this kick lately where I've been renting movies from Hollywood Video again, and I really need to cut it out. See, I'm horrible about returning movies. Really really bad. And I know this, so I stopped renting movies from real stores (Hollywood Video, Blockbuster) in favor of Netflix, which has no late fees (yay, Netflix!). But every now and again, I start renting movies in the real world, and I end up racking up late fees, since I seem to be incapable of watching a movie until after it's due.

At least Hollywood Video is marginally better about the whole late fee thing than Blockbuster. At Hollywood Video, when you fail to return your movies on time, they rerent them to you for another full rental period. When you fail to return movies on time Blockbuster, they charge you for another rental. Every day. I recall reading an article once saying that some astronomical percentage (I think it was around 60%) of Blockbuster's income came from late fees. It wouldn't surprise me in the least.

So anyway, I need to stop doing that. (She says, while staring at the stack of four movies, unwatched, that were due back at midnight tonight. *sigh)
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