Have the Best Day of Your Life

Friday Night

As I propped my bike against the window of Mr.Movie and approached the return slot with my movies in hand,  I heard “so, did we like our movies?”

I popped one movie into the slot and replied “one was great, one blew.”

I turned my head and saw a guy in his early 30s wearing a Dominion apron with his black coat over top, and bringing a cigarette up to his mouth.

He took a puff and reached for the door, “we should get our money back,” he said.

“It’s okay, they warned me and I promised not to complain if I didn’t like it.”  I replied and put the next movie into the slot.

“How much do they cost?” he continued.

“About five bucks each,” I said, starting to get back on my bike, “but they have an excellent selection including the Criterion Collection. Which is too highbrow for me but my friends really like it.”

“Ah, well that’s okay then,” he said taking another drag from his smoke.

I pulled away from the store and said “well, bye.  Have a great day”.

“You too”, he replied. “Have the best day of your life.”

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “Have the Best Day of Your Life

  • March 27, 2007 at 5:32 pm


  • March 27, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    [this is good] Wouldn’t it be awful to know that today was the best day of your life?  I mean, no matter how amazing a day it was you would never have a day as good again.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    the day would have to be pretty spectacular – and I’m talking satisfying multiple life long dreams in under 24 hours with some wonderful surprises thrown in as sprinkles on top kind of spectacular – for that to be even remotely acceptable.

    On the flip side, it would rock to know that today is the worst day of my life.   (I’m not sure how it could go back and fix those ones before, but I’m completely open to that.)

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    So what were the two movies anyway? And which one sucked.

  • March 27, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    We rented Idiocracy (movie) and Extras (Britcom series). I’ll leave it to you to guess which was great and which blew.

  • March 27, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    I am REALLY hoping that you liked EXTRAS, cuz we did here in this household.  Haven’t seen the other one, but it doesn’t matter.  Loved EXTRAS!  (Did I just give away your ending???)


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