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It’s all on tape

7th Jun, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
It’s all on tape

It’s VCR Day, and I was devastated to find that I don’t own the TMNT video that someone bought me for my birthday a few years ago for 10p from a charity shop after all. Gutted. Totally gutted.

And there’s no alternative anywhere in the house because I got rid of all my videos years ago, every last VHS cassette going the way of the Beta tapes a decade earlier.

I now had no idea how to celebrate this occasion, and I certainly wasn’t willing to knock on my neighbour’s door:

“Hi there. I was wondering if I could borrow a video tape.”

“Which video tape?”

“What do you have?”

“I don’t have any.”

“Why’d you ask me which one, then?”

And so on.

But then I suddenly remembered one hungover morning back in October 2011, when I trudged downstairs to find an empty egg box, complete with congealed shells, and a Pocahontas video missing its case, both sat next to the toaster. Apparently I’d fried some eggs upon my drunken return from the pub, which was fair enough, but I had no idea where the video had come from. Then a fuzzy memory from only hours prior surfaced: I’d found it on top of a rain-soaked dustbin in the street sometime around 4am. Classy.

So above is the photo I took that day to prove to all of my social media contacts that I was the kind of grown man who does such things, subsequently forgets, then finds it amusing when he remembers. And I still am.

Now, kindly rewind this post for the next reader.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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