(2003 to 2005)

The Matrix Soundtrack - Debrief

Thu Aug 5 12:50:00 UTC+1000 2004


Dear Internet,

It's an awesome day today. I really felt alive, driving up to the shops. It's the tail end of winter, but it is a bright sunny day (the birds are singing, etc. ;)

It took me *forever* to find a parking space.

I went to HMV (where I have always gone when I want CDs) and saw all three soundtracks The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Since I had $100 I decided to get all three.

They were priced at $101.97.

I asked the girl behind the counter if she would give me all three for $100.

She said no.

I asked again.

She said she can't change the prices.

I told her a few dollars would hardly damage her margins, compared to losing the sale.

She made it clear that she was going to stone wall me, saying “It's not my store, I can't change the prices”.

So I said “OK“ and I walked out.

I found a directory for the shopping centre, and went to the first place that sold music on the list “Borders”.

I went to Borders but they didn't have The Matrix Revolutions on the shelf (that I could see, I was in a hurry, because I'd parked in a dodgy spot ;)

Instead of The Matrix Revolutions I got the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

I still have $6 left to buy myself a beer this evening.

I'm *never* going to shop at HMV again.

Trust me, I can be stubborn over the smallest of things.

I can't wait for the first time I get to refuse to shop there.


Copyright © 2003-2005 John Elliot