The place: Sears. The purchase: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (the original) on DVD. The price: $7.50. The conversation with the check-out girl, reproduced verbatim:
"Are you guys going to see the new Pelham?"
"No, probably not."
"Why, do you like the first one too much?"
"Do you not like the first one?"
"I like it a lot, I just haven't heard any good things about the new one."
"But it has John Travolta."
"That's part of the problem."
(overlap) "And Denzel. I don't know what you're talking about. It looks to be the summer movie of the year."
I swear to God, this actually happened.