Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Box Set Luck

Nearly every xmas for the last ten years I have had at least one box set on my list. And I normally get one from my parents or my brother. But for some reason Gwenhwyfar + xmas + box set = disaster. I don't get it. I buy box sets for myself throughout the year and never have a problem but come xmas, there is always something wrong. Most notably was last year.
My parents relented and bought me a Johnny Cash box set (they hate Johnny, the freaks). I, being the childish present opener I am, opened it right up. (Don't ask why I do that, I don't know. I just have to see the whole thing.) And inside... nothing. I really thought they were shitting me. No disks, no booklet, nothing. In fact the spots for the CDs were warped so they wouldn't have held any CDs even if they had been in there. (By the way, you try taking a box set back on boxing day and try to convince the guy at the returns counter that there were no disks in there.)
This year my bother bought me the entire series of The Young Ones and I was ecstatic. (if you haven't seen this show, you should. Two words - Rik Mayall.) Once again I cracked it open to take a look. And then I noticed something. Three disks. Disk two, disk two and disk three.
I even tried the disks to see if it was a misprint or if they were fucking with me. No. Disk two, disk two and disk three.
*Sigh* So we're going to take it back and exchange it.
Maybe I'll see if they can do something about my box set curse while I'm there.


Avitable said...

Where does your family buy these things? Bob's Discount House of Returned Merchandise?

Gwenhwyfar said...

I'd love to say yes, but I know that Johnny came from Costco and Young Ones came from CDplus.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Clearly your family is fucking with you.

The Young Ones? WTF?

Gwenhwyfar said...

And what, exactly, is wrong with the young ones?

Ask said...

Always read that as bot sex.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I wish I could say that I'm surprised, but we both know that that would be a lie.

metalmom said...

Finally stopped by and I need to know....Rik Mayall- Is that the same guy from "Drop Dead Fred"?

Gwenhwyfar said...

MM - I'm so honoured. I hope you're not too disappointed in me. And yes, yes he is. (I loves him so much.)