Last week I decided to take some time off to chill with the family before the end of the season tournaments hit when it's hard to find time to breathe let alone time away from the office. One thing my daughters and I love to do is watch movies. Of course, our tastes are a little different, so I submit to their whims and always go with their choices.
We dropped by the Redbox at Walmart and looked at what it had to offer. Of all the movies it displayed, "Treasure Buddies" was the one both of them zeroed in on. "That's what we want!" they both shouted. Alas, it was grayed out indicating it wasn't in stock.
Let the quest for Treasure begin.
Over the course of the next week, seriously a full week, I stopped by all three Redbox locations in town only to find it was never available. I don't mean to doubt the filmmakers behind the movie, but I really didn't see "Treasure Buddies" as a hot ticket rental people were clamoring for.
You may ask why I didn't just stop by Family Video and see if they had a copy. And give up on the quest? Where's the fun in that? Did Indiana Jones say, "Well, I'll just pick up something somewhere else" when he was in search of the Lost Ark? Nope. He endured his fear of snakes as well as the Nazis and I was prepared to do the same.
Each day I dropped by the Redbox and each day I walked away empty handed. That is until this Tuesday. I went to Kroger to pick up some fruit for dinner and just by chance checked. I looked at what was available and like the golden idol Doctor Jones was after to begin his Raiders quest, there was "Treasure Buddies."
But I had a problem.
For an entire week I went to the store with my debit card in hand ready to pick up the flick, but on this day I only had cash on me with my card sitting in my truck. I knew as soon as I bolted for my truck, someone would come along and steal my "treasure." So I made my way back to my truck with caution eyes scanning the parking lot for any movement toward the Redbox.
Luckily for me, I got to the truck, picked up the movie and like Indiana Jones rode off into the sunset with my long sought after treasure tucked firmly under my arm.
The whole thing reminds me of Professor Henry Jones' quote in "The Last Crusade."
The quest for "Treasure Buddies" is not archeology, it's a race against evil. If it is captured by the Nazis the armies of darkness will march all over the face of the earth.
Well, that might be the actual quote, but you get the picture.
Cue John Williams' theme! Da-da-dum-dum-da-da-da. Da-da-dum-dum-da-da-da-da-da...