Is it just me or are the Kinkos in LA especially crappy? I remember going there in college and getting what I needed done no problem. Since moving to LA, I’d say about 100% of my Kinkos experiences have been nightmares. From ancient hardware, to employees with no idea what they are doing, it’s a trainwreck, as Kyle just found out…
“Ummm, ok, well, you have any way I can get the 30MB file I just scanned off of that computer?” I inquire.
“You could put it on a Zip disk,” he offers up.
At this point, my brain almost explodes. The girl next to me saw it, and sort of flinched.
ZIP DISK? HOW ARE THESE THINGS STILL AROUND, ANYWHERE? IS THERE ANY PC MAKER WHO WILL STILL EVEN PUT A ZIP DRIVE IN YOUR MACHINE? WHY DON’T YOU JUST OFFER ME A TAPE DRIVE, OR PERHAPS I COULD RECORD A DIGITAL COPY OF MY IMAGE ONTO A BETAMAX TAPE.
“Yeah, well that will get it off, but then I’ll have no way to get it myself, because it isn’t 1996 and no one I know has a working Zip drive anymore,” I reply, utterly exasperated, and still remembering that the meter is ticking on the computer that still holds my credit card in its reader slot like so much meatloaf in John Madden’s belly.