So I walked into the Circuit City on 79th and Broadway the other day, to spot none other than one, CC Sabathia. Circuity City is going out of business, so they slashed prices by a whopping ten percent on all TVs. Apparently, the economy was only holding people back by $100 or so, because that place was packed with people walking out with TVs. In my head I'm thinking, wait three weeks and you'll get a better price. No, 90% is what I want to pay.
Anyway, I was kind of surprised to see CC there. At first I'm like, "this guy just signed a contract for $160M. Why is he among these vultures at a 'going out of business' sale." Then I realized that he's got to make that $160M last for seven years, and so I couldn't really be mad at him for trying to get the best price. At least he didn't pull a Ron Artest, who got a job at a Circuit City, after being drafted into the NBA, for the employee discount.
CC was talking to an employee, and when I walked by I could hear him haggling.
CC: I'll give you ten dollars and a porcupine for that TV.
Employee: [just staring at him]
Me: Where the #@$%&! did CC get a porcupine?
Sure enough, he was holding a porcupine in one hand, and a ten dollar bill in the other. The employee, who on closer inspection turned out to be Ron Artest, just shook his head, embarrassed for the new Yankee ace. It was a sad, sad day at Circuity City.