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    , | Fairfax, VA, USA |

    (To provide some context, we have a display for Guitar Hero 3 set up which, among other things, has a playable guitar, a big huge sign that says GUITAR HERO 3, and a display “case” that has the guitar from the game and the game set up to look real pretty.)

    Customer: “Hi, I’m not sure what my son wanted, it was something 3…Hylo…”

    Me: “Halo 3?”

    Customer: “Yeah, that’s it! Do you have that?”

    Me: “Sure, it’s just in the back, let me go grab a copy.”

    (After I go in the back and grab a copy…)

    Customer: “Wait a minute, where’s the guitar? I want the one with the guitar.”

    Me: “Uh… oh, you must’ve been looking for Guitar Hero 3! I don’t have the one bundled with the guitar right now, but if you already have the guitar you can buy just the game.”

    Customer: “No, you do, it’s over here!”

    Me: “Oh, really? Where’d you see it?”

    (This is Christmas season; things can magically appear from nowhere at a moment’s notice, so I’m not surprised she said that. I follow the customer over, and she points to that clear display I mentioned earlier.)

    Customer: “See? You DO have the guitar.”

    Me: “No ma’am, that’s just our display just to show you what comes with the box when we have it.”

    Customer: “But… I see the game, right here! It’s right here!”

    Me: “No ma’am, that’s just empty. It’s just all there to look nice.”

    Customer, flustered: “What’s the difference between Halo 3 and Guitar Hero 3, exactly?”

    Me, stammering: “Uh… in Halo 3, you shoot aliens, and in Guitar Hero 3, you play rock music.”

    Customer: “Oh, he’d want Halo 3, then.”

    Me: “Okay, let me go and get that copy for you I left in the back.”

    (After grabbing it…)

    Customer: “Where’s the guitar?”

    (At this point, to spare the readers, I went through the ENTIRE conversation again.)

    Customer: “But someone on the phone told us you had the Halo 3 Special Edition.”

    Me: “Yes, we do, that’s this in my ha–”

    Customer: “So why aren’t you selling it to me? I want it with the guitar.”

    Me, stifling laughter: “Ma’am, look, I can’t really say it any clearer. We have Halo 3. Halo 3 is not played with a guitar. We do NOT have Guitar Hero 3. Guitar Hero 3 is played with a guitar.”

    Customer: “Oh for god’s sake. We drive all the way here and you people don’t even know what the **** you’re talking about. I’m going to Best Buy.”

    Me: “You do that, ma’am. Have a nice day!”