Camera Obscura

May 9, 2009

Yesterday i was in the city trying to find a roll of film. I tried various stores, even a chemist, to no avail. Finally in a 7-11 I saw some film in a rack behind the counter.
I asked the guy for the roll of film, and he turned around and got me a pack of roll-your-own papers. I laughed and said, no, the film.
He then went and got me some filters.
Thinking maybe he couldn’t quite understand me, (he was esl) I clearly pronounced “film” and pointed it out.
He looked quite confused, so i added some buzz words. “photo!” “camera!”
Still very confused, he was basically looking at everything next to or around the film, but never got it. i was almost yelling now, pointing, trying to help him, but finally “kodak” seemed to get the point across and he picked up the roll of film.
He had to wipe the dust off it before he gave it to me.

:: By mizzle 3 Comments


  1. I don’t blame him. Who uses film these days?

    Comment by Biz — May 9, 2009 #

  2. Why would you want to use film?

    Also i think that Woolies (Town Hall) may still sell it.

    Comment by Andrew — May 10, 2009 #

  3. yeah there are a few places that do, but i was on the other side of central, and didn’t want to have to walk more than a block or two.

    Comment by mizzle — May 10, 2009 #

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