My girlfriend and I have gotten in the habit of going to Blockbuster to see if any of the “guaranteed to be in” movies aren’t in. Then we get to watch a free movie. We don’t even care what it is. The only part that sucks is asking the person at the counter.
Me: “Umm, hi, do you guys have any copies of Man on Fire?
Them: “No, we’re all out.”
Me: “… … …”
Me: “Can I get a rain check on it?”
Them: “I guess so.”
They are just so unwilling to volunteer that free rental. Everyone involved knows why I am asking for that movie, but the employee invariably never wants to bring it up.