Sunday, October 23, 2005

One Hour Photo

“Your ticket please?”
“Oh, sure…”
I said, to the boy behind the counter.
“Debbie?”
“Yep.”
“Okay, your photos didn’t come in yet.”
“Huh? Isn’t this a one hour photo? I gave you twenty-four hours.”
“Yeah, but it sometimes can take a day or two, depending if we have to send them out due to an overload.”
“I see…You need to do some major fine printing on your sign then...Can I come back tomorrow?”
“Yeah, it should be ready by then.”
The boy said, in an uncertainty in his voice.

Suggestion?

The sign “should” read:

ONE HOUR PHOTO
Please be aware that
your photos may be delayed
a few days due to high school
kids handling your precious
film.

Has anyone else ever experienced this before?

38 comments:

kathi said...

Well, hell. I was really looking forward to seeing those pictures.

Justin Kreutzmann said...

one year photos it sounds like,

gigi said...

Kids 2000 Christmas photos, I had them both in their prettiest dresses, bows in their long hair etc. The jerks at the local pharmacy LOST the fim. You can't recapture moments like that, especially when they (the girls) decided to cut each others hair the next day. Needless to say we had no Christmas photos that year.

~Deb said...

Kathi: I will have them tomorrow! I'm going to paste my OWN fine print on that sign...

Justin: Tell me about it...*sigh*

Gigi: That's horrible... My neighbor a few years back got arrested for being the wedding photographer WITH NO FILM in the camera. He scammed these poor people out of thousands of dollars. So I guess things can be worse.

Chrissie said...

Ooohh I would SO have had a major hissy fit *L* Make sure you get your film for free... friggin ridiculous!

~Deb said...

Ah whaddya' gonna do? Fagettaboudit'! I don't want to get an ulcer over some raging hormonal teenage boy with a social disorder...not worth one of my many stored up temper tantrums...I'm already PMSing and I need to take it out on someone worthy of my wrath.

Hmmm... Where's Madelene????????

kathi said...

run maddy, run!

midwest_hick said...

hmmmmm.....temper tantrum?....hell....since I've had a boring day feel free to take it out on me....cuz.....well....I'm thoughtful like that.

Nettie said...

Sent some pictures online to be picked up at the local Wal-Mart, also in an hour. Gasve them about four and they couldn't find them- they must not have gotten them. I checked and it wasn't my fault. Ordered the same set again, no problems. Except now they have magically discovered the missing set and are calling me. I ain't buying this time.

~Deb said...

Kathi: You just got on Maddy's good side and she thanks you... She ran.

Midwest: How can I ever take anything out on you? Too sweet! :) And I'm much too wicked of a woman...be thankful! ;)

Nettie: I think the whole concept of digital photography has these pharmacies and other big chains that develop film, bored out of their minds due to lack of business.

Jeff H said...

Posted about it:

Actual sign at the Mall Barber Shop, Mall St. Matthews:

All Cuts $13

Flattops $15

{All prices subject to styles & services}

~Deb said...

What do you think guys? Should I go for the $15 dollar cut and get myself a nice ol' flattop?

What a fine print that is, huh? For two more dollars, I can get hair extensions...

Carla said...

This is so frustrating! I work for a real estate appraiser and before we went digital, this used to happen to us WEEKLY. We would bust our butts trying to get our pics taken, rushing around town to meet the deadline and an hour later the clerk says the same thing, "Can you come back tomorrow?" Would I be bringing them to a "One Hour" shop if I wanted to come back tomorrow? You think that these places would try harder to keep their cliental, since we are in the computer age, and more and more people are printing their own pics at home!

Scarlett O'Hara said...

aww man! that sucks....well, looking fwd to them tomorrow! my parents used to have a one hour lab...which i ran for good portion of the time in my younger days..hehe...we lived in a small town and would bust our butts to get the film done on time. sometimes, if someone was in a real hurry, i could get it done in 30 mins! :-) i've noticed that people just don't care anymore. sigh....

Jon said...

I had this happen years ago when the one hour place near my house didn't upgrade to newer equipment with the newer cameras (Advantix). They had to ship it out. Plus I had to take it back to get some enlargements done. They lost that package for over a week.

Digital all the way now.

Danielle said...

lol gurl i have never heard of anything like that, oh hell no!!!! it said an hour it better mean an hour!! happy monday gurl!

~Deb said...

Carla: My sister is in real estate and realized that digital was much more 'safer'... That must have been frustrating though--especially for work related stuff.

Scarlett: The 'real' one hour photo shops--the ones that specialize in only film, are the ones that do it right...like the shop you had. It's these big pharmacy chains that seem to be lax about film. I'm going in later today, and if they don't have my film, I'm gonna rip someone a new one! (heh)

Jon: That's annoying. I never had that experience before, until now. I felt like a lost tourist with my little disposable camera.....never again!

Danielle: I think I need to bring you with me to pick up my film, and if they don't have it---I need you to jump behind that counter and take care of business for me! :)

Video X said...

HAHAHA! YES. i have definitely had that happen. and then they are shocked when i dont want to pay the one hour photo fees. aholes.

Dan said...

They should call it 'Once Our Photo' because once they have your film it's up to them when they return it!

I would definitely complain and get some free film from them. It's all about customer service these days!

~Deb said...

Video: Haha, you are right! If there are extra fees, I refuse to pay them. This afternoon, we shall see..........or will we?

Dan the man: Hmmm, scammin' some free film...not a bad idea! I just don't want to go through this horror again. *sigh* :)

Leesa said...

perhaps the high school kid is still making copies of the prints for his friends!

~Deb said...

Leesa: Let the kid knock himself out! Nothing risque in those photos... Just bad shots of vacation stuff. :)

Dan said...

I couldn't wait until next week.

You've been BILFed!

Besides, it's my site and if I want to post two BILFs in one day I can!!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

You have to go digital or Poloroid for the Bedroom cam.

Redefine said...

Hey Deb,

Monday, back to reality. Hope you had an awesome time on your much needed vacation. So good for the soul...if you do it right. So you're close to done with your book, congratulations on such an accomplishment. Life throws you a 50 ton weight that sometimes you feel you can't bear to hold. But over time that 50 ton weight actually makes you stronger as each day passes. You then lift the weight with little problem. Your book is proof of your strength and wisdom gained through the years. I want to share with you a quote:
"Each person walks a unique path of life with a certian load on his or her shoulders. Each person's karmic circumstances is different. [Your book] will help [people] more easily and confidently bear the weight of their lives that no one else can carry for them. When someone's heavy cart won't budge, we can help by oiling the wheels."

Love and Light,

Tina

~Deb said...

Dan: Wow... You're going to lose readers with my mug on your site! ...... *blushes* Thank you for making a lesbian blush! :)

Lightening: Already thought of that one...heh...;)

Cupton: Thank you so much for those kind words of encouragement... My book was actually theraputic to write, and yes--hopefully it will help someone else going through a break up or a loss of a loved one. I appreciate your comment. :)

Neil said...

Life is tough. First we find out that there really isn't a Santa Claus. Then we find out that 1 Hour Photo is all a lie. I need to work off some of my frustrations by exercising at my nearby 24 Hour Fitness Club, which is only open to 10PM.

~Deb said...

Lies! All lies I tell ya...! Ironically enough, I can't even make it to the "One Hour Photo" because my back went out- had to get an emergency appointment at the chiropractor's...so needless to say, I should have just told them I'd pick them up in a few days...

Ah well...

Hale McKay said...

Awww...Don't worry. Someday your prints will come.

Sorry about that. I always wanted to say that, but never had the chance or the opening.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Or they could change their name... "One hour photo if we feel like it or get around to it."

Catchy huh? Might be a long sign though!!

~Deb said...

Hale: Oh--you're cute! Very funny! :)

LisaB: Now the problem is me getting better so I can pick them up. I wouldn't be surprised if they charged me a storage fee...Eckkkk---can you imagine?

DZER said...

I think the delay is so they have time to mass produce their underground magazine: hot women on vacation

I bet it's the jagoff sales king! LOL

oh... and hiya ;)

~Deb said...

Dzer: That's a very scary thought! It may be for the 'Women With Mental Disorders' magazine. I wouldn't be surprised.

Hiya back! :)

the Bleu Dog said...

All the freakin time!!!! What really sucks is that I like the way my place develops film more than anyone else. So I am completely screwed unless I want my pictures to come out like crap!!! I am semi proud of my photography. (It's more thanks to an idiot proof camera than anything) So I need the help of good developing to make them look even better.

PS Deb, I need some photo assistance with my new band. We are going to need some promo shots for posters and such....Can you please help us?????

~Deb said...

Bleu: I have seen your work--I love your photography. I don't believe in idiot proof cameras...believe me, if you have an eye for it, you'll shoot great shots.

I'll call you later about the promo shots. :)

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