October Theme Of The Month: Halloween!

Gotta Catch Them All Ages

| Panama City Beach, FL, USA | Awesome Workers, Bigotry, Geeks Rule

(I am at a game store to get a case for my new DSi I got for Christmas a few days ago. I see the case I want, but I’m too short to get it.)

Employee: *reaches up and gets it for me* “Here you go, little lady.”

Customer: “That for your kid, girl? You should be ashamed, having one at your age!”

Employee: “Dude, she’s in here all the time, it’s for her. Now, [my name] need anything else?”

Me: “I think I’ll look at the used games.”

Customer: “Just a poor, single mother. Should be ashamed.”

Cashier: “Sir, please stop harassing her.”

Me: “Are the pre-orders for the new Pokèmon game out yet?”

Employee: “Nope, not until—”

Customer: “She must be a mother! What teenager plays Pokèmon?”

Cashier: “Well, I’m thirty two and I play.”

Employee: “Twenty-eight. Love Heart Gold and Soul Silver.”

Me: “Twenty. I also play Epic Mickey. With my father. Who is right outside.”

(I gesture out the window. My dad isn’t very strong, but he looks it, and is rather tall.)

Customer: *leaves, embarassed*

Cashier: “So, how did you like [game I bought in the summer] when you were abroad?”

Me: “Epic. Thanks, guys.”

Cashier: “You’re a regular, [my name]. Oh, hey, [employee] did you show her the new controller?”

(It ended up being a good trip!)