Wednesday, July 9, 2008
DNA 2050: "Concept" Store
Instead of having murals of men planting flags on the moon and Martians trying on clothes, the walls were full of clothing racks and had signs that said "Sale." I asked the earthling salesperson to show me their selection of space suits, time-travel vests and astronaut ice cream, but the salesperson said he "didn't know what I was talking about" and when I pointed out to him that the name of this store indicated that it was from the future, he laughed and said I was "first person to think that" because apparently there is more reasonable explanation out there. So I asked him if the concept of the store wasn't space and clothing from the future, what was it, and he said the concept was that they only stock each piece of clothing in one of each size (so like one 2, one 4, one 6, etc.) and once it's gone, it's gone. I informed him that this was a terrible idea because that means that people have to go to the store every day to make sure new stuff doesn't come in and that other people don't steal their sizes, and asked whether this was a test run for what will be happening in all stores in the future and he got annoyed and said that the store had "nothing to do" with the future. Then I saw that they carried Ed Hardy crap and I announced that if people were still wearing skulls with sailor hats and tigers with daggers in their eyes in 42 years I actually give up and will not be joining the future anyway.