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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Netflixia is back

Jason is having Netflix Guilt, which I discovered a coupla years ago was called Netflixia. It's what afflicts you when you can't seem to get around to watching that "great" movie, but you don't want to return it unwatched, because that's wasteful.

Hogwash!! I say send the darn thing back whence it came! One man's trash is another man's treasure. You're probably sitting on a movie that I'm waiting for. Get another one! There's thousands more where that came from. Why suffer over one movie now and then? They aren't funerals. You're allowed to skip them.

Inspired by Krook's Rag and Bottle


  • At 5/09/2006 7:57 PM, Blogger Manda said…

    Not me. I watch (and sometimes suffer through) all Netflix DVDs within a week of their arrival. Waste not, want not says I. That said, the suffering bit doesn't happen often since I rearrange the queue several times a week according to my current mood.

  • At 5/10/2006 9:01 AM, Blogger Becky said…

    I've never skipped a Netflix in all my years, but there have been a few I held onto for too long.

  • At 5/10/2006 9:09 AM, Blogger matthom said…

    Sometimes people recommend movies to me, and I get inspired to see it right away, but when it comes a few days later, sometimes that inspiration is gone. I always think twice (or three times) before returning a movie unwatched, but the better-half gets to me - telling me that there are thousands of movies, and I'm simply wasting time holding onto one for no reason. So... I don't feel guilty sending one back unwatched. But I always make an effort to watch everything.

  • At 5/10/2006 5:16 PM, Blogger Chris Coyier said…

    Just listen to the little devil on your shoulder telling you to "timeshift" it. Which is the dark lord's way of saying "burn, Burn, BURN!"

  • At 5/11/2006 2:15 AM, Blogger Andrew D said…

    One of these days I'm gonna find that Seven Samurai disc I've had for five years. Never got around to watching it and once I did, couldn't find it. So it sits there in slot #8 haunting me. Is that what you meant by holding on too long?

  • At 5/11/2006 8:21 AM, Blogger Becky said…

    Yes, Andrew. You should report it "lost" and get on with your life.

  • At 5/12/2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Hunter McDaniel said…

    Yes Andrew, you should even own up to the fact that you lost it and pay the $20 fine. Otherhwise, you're going to keep paying them $6 a month for it indefinitely.


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