If You Ever Patronized Video Clubs, Here Are 9 Struggles You’ll Understand

July 7, 2020

1) This was you on your way to the video club when you got word that the movie you’d been waiting months for was finally available.

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Because we didn’t have cinemas in Nigeria back then and everyone had to wait like 4 months for movies to make it to video after being released in cinemas abroad.

2) This was you when you got there and found out there was only one copy and someone else had rented it.

After all the Tom Cruise level of running you did to get there on time.

3) When you finally got to rent the movie.

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“Finally! MY PRECIOUS!!”

4) How annoying was it when you played the tape and it started at the end of the movie because the person who rented it before you it didn’t rewind it like they were supposed to?

“That piece of shit #@&%$+!”

5) Which meant that you had to whip out this bad boy and rewind it yourself.

You lowkey have this device to thank for the toned arms you have today.

6) Remember when NEPA would take light, leaving the tape stuck inside the VHS player and you’d be like:

“They’ll soon bring the light back.”

7) But then Nepa would decide to move mad and not bring it back for like 2 weeks, leaving the tape stuck in the VHS player the whole time.

“OVERDUE FEES OH!”

8) So you’d have to speed-watch the entire movie when Nepa eventually brought light.

Because even though you had to return the movie ASAP, you also didn’t want your money to waste.

9) This was you when you finally returned the movie and found out how much your overdue fees were:

“Please, sir. I’m poor. Have mercy. “

Honestly, the Netflix generation don’t know how good they have it.

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