My focus shouldn’t have been tchotchkes, books or other media. I was looking to find a few new wardrobe pieces amidst the crowd. I glanced casually at the VHS section. Just a look wouldn’t hurt anybody.
I quickly found myself in a conundrum. I saw the original versions of Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. But who buys the first and third movies (alternatively, fourth and sixth)?! That just seems silly. I knew I could keep my eyes out for the missing Empire Strikes Back, but let’s be honest – if it wasn’t a ‘match’ – that would just irk me seeing them on the shelf. They also had the special edition VHS of all three — ohh, a matching set! But since they’re VHS – did I want to be ‘stuck’ with the Special Edition/Re-released versions? Is that too new school?
15 minutes into this internal monologue, I realize I’m standing in the movie section – clutching all of the Star Wars movies and not any closer to making a decision.
And all of a sudden, it clicks. Today is a 50% off day. The choice has been made by the thrift store gods and it is clear. All three of the Special Edition set are mine for the watching.