Arctic fucking Monkeys

What a day.
Went into HMV, determined to buy a CD from Arctic Monkeys. I have mp3s but only cos thus far I've been unable to find the CD. I decided that this were all going to change…
So here I am, walking into HMV, not expecting to find owt. I check through the rack, they have "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not", and "Scummy Man" wi the DVD an everything. Just not the one I wanted.

So I go to't Customer Services desk, the one wi the computer. Cue amusin' conversation:

Me: Scuse me mate, lookin' fert Arctic Monkeys CDs?
Lad: Yes missy, this way please. [leads me over to't rack of artists whose names start wi 'A'. Me own fingers not being good enough, he looks through em for me. Pulls out existing two.] This one? Or this one?
Me: Ah, no. I'm after the new one.
Lad: This is the newest one [shaking "Scummy Man"].
Me: No, the one out in April this year? Would the UK and HK release dates be the same?
Lad: Yes, we only can order from HMV in UK a, no problem a, same date la.
Me: Cool. Well the CD I want came out in April in the UK. Could you look if you have it int stock like?
Lad: Of course la, please this way. [Follow him back to't CS desk.] The name is what, please?
Me: "Who… are Arctic Monkeys?"
Lad: Pardon?
Me: [louder] "Who the… ahem… are Arctic Monkeys?"
Lad: [typing furiously] Ah, no missy, cannot find a.
Me: Ok, fuck it ~ it's actually called "Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?"
Lad: Pardon?
Me: [much louder] "Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?"
~ stunned silence ~
Lad: I just want to know the name a, it's ok la ~
Me: No, that is the name.
Lad: Oh. Let me see. [types]
Cue CS lad number 2, who notices I've been stood there for longer than a minute, which means the poor lad trying to help me must be inept.
Lad 2: [to Lad 1] What's the matter?
Lad 1: Can't find CD a.
Lad 2: Name?
Lad 1: [looking at me, smiling slightly] Sorry, missy, the name is what?
Me: [greatly amused] "Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?"
Lad 2: No problem a, no need for angry a, we find for you ~
Me: No, that is the name…

Anyway, upshot were that they found it but try as they might, every time they re-order a case it's reserved 'fore it reaches the shelves. Buggers. Just have to reserve me own copy fert next time they get a shipment in, eh. Or could just ask me sister to get a copy in the UK and post it. I assume it can't constantly be on back-order over there too, eh. I have to have the CD; I'm in love wi "No Buses".

Amusing, though. Amusing.


Peach and lube.

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* (asterisk) said...

Who the fuck are Arctic Monkeys, anyway? Do they look, like, good on t'dancefloor and stuff?

Can't you buy it online?

Soupdragon said...

Apparently so. I think one of em's alright, the other one's a scary 'un, got no time fer me lookin or breathin how they dunt want me to...

If I had a credit card, would have ordered it when I got in last night. How does it go? - "If a frog had wings it wouldn't bump its ass a-hopping."

:)

Might just have to get a new card, eh.

* (asterisk) said...

Did you see the Evil Dead news over at mine?

Dear AL said...

"Who The Frick Are Arctic Monkeys?"

Wonder what kinda music they play

Anonymous said...

OK, that conversation was hilarious! XD

Imagine if Aaron titled his new album 'I Am Aaron Kwok'... :D

-Gina