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    Category: Family & Kids

    Hannah Montana, I Choose You

    | Woburn, MA, USA | Family & Kids, Musical Mayhem

    Me: “Excuse me, do you need help?”

    Customer: “Yes, actually. Would you happen to know what a good game for a seven year old boy? I need a present for my grandson.”

    Me: “Well, you could always go with a classic Mario or Pokémon game.”

    Customer: “Well what are those about?”

    (I give a very general description, explaining the basics of the concepts since she was obviously new to video games.)

    Customer: “Oh, I don’t know. Those sound very violent to me.”

    Me: “Well, they’re very popular games, especially among young boys.”

    Customer: *thinks for a moment* “No, I think those games are too violent. I’ll just get him this one.”

    (She picks up the latest Hannah Montana game for the DS and walks off.)

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    Byte-eous Retribution

    | Hollister, CA, USA | Family & Kids

    (A woman is buying a World War 2-based game for her child’s birthday.)

    Me: “Okay, so, I’ve heard good things about this one, but just so you know, it is rated Mature. That’s like an R rating.”

    Customer: “Oh, wait. Really? Why?”

    Me: “This one’s got some foul language, but it’s mostly the violence and blood, I’m sure.”

    Customer: “Violence? Like, killing people? He’s only turning 12.”

    Me: “Well, yeah. It’s WW2. So it’s a lot of Nazi killing.”

    Customer: “Oh, just Nazis? You can’t kill anyone else?”

    Me: “Not as far as I know.”

    Customer: “That’s fine, then. I’ll take it.”

    Parental Misguidance

    | Birmingham, AL, USA | Family & Kids, School

    (Parents often call to make sure their children are where they are supposed to be or are going to be ready when they come to pick them up.)

    Me: “Computer lab, this is [name].”

    Mother: “Hi, I am looking for my son. I think he’s up there using your computers.”

    Me: “Okay, can you tell me what he looks like?”

    Mother: “Well, he’s got medium skin, he’s kind of heavy, and he looks a little slow.”

    Ah, Mothers, Part 7

    | Atlanta, GA, USA | Family & Kids

    (I’m putting a bridal set on a mannequin. The bottom has a train on it and a little girl is pulling on it.)

    Me: “Please don’t pull on that.”

    Mother: “Oh, she’s fine.”

    Me: “If she rips it, you have to pay for it.”

    Mother: *bellowing at daughter* “DON’T TOUCH THAT!”

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    That’s One Supportive Mother

    | Maidstone, UK | Family & Kids, Language & Words, Technology

    Me: “Hi, can I help you at all?”

    Customer: “Yes. I’m looking for a present for my son. It’s called a ‘gay boy advanced’?”

    Me: “I’m hoping you meant a Game Boy Advanced?”

    Customer: “Oh? What did I say?”

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