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    Barking Up The Wrong Tree

    | Southampton, UK |

    Me: “Good morning, [game store] how can I help?”

    Caller: “Can you tell me what’s coming out over the next three weeks?”

    Me: “Which format would you like, sir?”

    Caller: “All of them.”

    Me: “You want all the releases for all the formats for the next three weeks?”

    Caller: “YES!”

    Me: “Okay… on PS2, we’ve got Yakuza–”

    Caller: “Boring.”

    Me: “Um…we’ve also got The Godfather–”

    Caller: “That sounds rubbish.”

    Me: “Um…there’s Reservoir Dogs next week–”

    Caller: “I don’t even LIKE dogs. Why would I play that?!” *hangs up*

    Sizing Up Customers

    | Sheffield, UK |

    (An elderly female customer has been looking intently at the PC games for about ten minutes.)

    Me: “Hi, are you alright there? Do you have any questions?”

    Customer: “Oh yes. I have a PC upstairs, and a laptop downstairs.”

    Me: “Right.”

    Customer: “Will there games work on both? The CD tray is bigger on the PC.”

    Me: “Um…”

    Customer: “And smaller on the laptop.”

    Me: “I’m pretty sure they’re both the same size.”

    Customer: “But the laptop is smaller.”

    Me: “They will work on both, trust me.”

    The Tenth Circle Is Stupidity

    | Duluth, MN, USA |

    (A customer looks at our new game Dante’s Inferno.)

    Customer: “Is this, like about Dante from Devil May Cry?”

    Me: “No, it’s based off the poems.”

    Customer: “What?”

    Me: “It’s was originally a series of poems. The Divine Comedy.”

    Customer: “So, it’s a book?”

    Me: “No, it’s a game based off the poems from the Divine Comedy.”

    Customer: “What? So it’s a game then? What the heck is a poem?”

    Playing The Blame (Video) Game

    | Sydney, Australia | Top

    Customer: *walks up with an X-Box game* “Hi I’d like to purchase this.”

    (Later in the afternoon, the same customer from that morning comes in.)

    Customer: “You! You sold me a bad game! You’ve ruined my son’s birthday!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. What’s the problem?”

    Customer: “My son asked for this game for his birthday! The machine said he can’t play it! What kind of cruel business do you run? Teasing small children!”

    (I look at the disc and it’s in brand new condition.)

    Me: “That’s odd, ma’am. I’ll just test it on our machine quickly.”

    (I go over to our display case wear our consoles are set up. I start to put the disc in the X-Box.)

    Customer: “I’m sorry, do you have any idea what you’re doing?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Customer: “You’re putting it in the wrong machine! It’s no wonder you sold me a faulty disc!”

    Me: “What does his machine look like?”

    Customer: “That one there!” *points at Playstation 3* “Don’t you dare tell me it’s a faulty machine it plays the other discs fine!”

    Me: “I’ll bet it does ma’am, because those are Playstation games. And this is an X-Box game.”

    Customer: “We’ll, why didn’t you tell me that when I purchased it?”

    Me: “I didn’t know your son owned a Playstation.”

    Customer: “Well, whose fault is that?!”

    Hear, Speak, Say, Play No Evil

    | Texas, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for calling [store].”

    Caller: “I was talking with my friend, about that game I wanted for my grandson? ‘Uncharted Drake’s Fortune’? I thought it was clean, but my friend told me it isn’t clean!”

    Me: “Clean, ma’am?”

    Caller: “You know, clean! Not evil?”

    Me: “It’s only rated ‘T’ for ‘teen’, ma’am.”

    Caller: “But is it clean? I don’t want my grandson playing any evil games. What’s this game about?”

    (I describe the premise of the game.)

    Caller: “So you’re killing the bad guys, then? You’re the good guy?”

    Me: “Exactly, ma’am.”

    Caller: “So you’re like God striking down Satan?”

    Me: “Yes, ma’am, something like that.”

    Caller: “Oh, good, I’m so glad! Now my friend was telling me that in this game people are digging up graves. Is that true? That’s just not Christian!”

    Me: “No, ma’am, it’s only the bad guys digging up graves and making zombies.”

    Caller: “What’s a zombie? I’ve never heard of this.”

    Me: “Dead bodies that come back to life, ma’am? They’re supernatural creatures, like vampires or werewolves.”

    Caller: “Oh! This game isn’t going to teach my grandson to do any of that horrible witchcraft, is it?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, like I said, only the bad guys are doing that. You’re the good guy; you’re trying to stop them.”

    Caller: “Oh, okay, then. Well thank you so much, and God bless you and everyone at your store, and God be with you!”

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