Friday. May 21st, 2010.
Today I went to B&H on 34th Street and 9th Avenue to buy my Sony Mini DV tapes for filming this weekend. The pack of five tapes was $11 and change. On Fridays B&H closes at 2pm, because they observe the Sabbath, and I barely made it into the store in time! (I arrived at 1:58!) Luckily, they didn’t kick me out, but I paid dearly – I stood in line to pay and pick up my merchandise for at least 30-45 minutes! Apparently, the store had been closed for three days, so it was full of people clearly suffering from B&H withdrawal syndrome. All the same, one of the employees told me that it was the busiest he had ever seen the store.
Despite my wait, I got the necessary tapes, which made the trip worthwhile.