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2:31 p.m. - December 15, 2003
Is it something in the air or water that makes people suck? What happened to gentility, niceness, all-around joie de vie?
Scene: Watch shop.

Principals: Jason, store clerk

Jason: Hi, I'd like to get a new battery for my watch, but I'm unsure what type of battery I need. Can you help me?

Clerk: Almost all batteries are the same. (Points toward battery rack, stage left, cranes neck around Jason, seeking new customers in an empty shop, clearly hassled and bored.)

Jason: Oh, okay. (Scuttles over to battery rack, selects packet, returns to Clerk.) I don't know how to open the watch back. Is there some trick to it? (Hands over watch.)

Clerk: This is a Swiss Army. Don't you know they don't take batteries? All you have to do is wind the knob like this (Demonstrates winding technique) and it's not difficult to do.

Jason: Oh, I didn't know that. (Blushes furiously) Thanks for your help.

Clerk: That'll be $4.95.

Jason: What?

Clerk: We have a policy. (Points nowhere specific.)

Jason: Where?

Clerk: (Exasperated.) Never mind. I'm being generous today. You can go.

Jason: (muttering under breath) Fuck the season, fuck watches that don't take batteries, fuck oafs who work in watch shops hating life and customers.


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