Someone Has A Mass Defect

| Friendly | April 12, 2016

(I’m sitting with a small crowd of fellow students, all of us early to wait for a bus to go on an out-of-state trip. As it’s a chilly morning, I’m wearing my favorite sweatshirt, which is modeled after the armor of a favored character from a video game and has his name on it. A person I don’t know who presumably attends our college approaches me.)

Stranger: “Excuse me, do you have the time?”

Me: “Yes, it’s almost 7:30.”

Stranger: “Okay, thank you, miss…” *looking at my shirt* “Alenko.”

Me: *chuckling to myself, as I found it to be mildly amusing* “Actually, that’s not my name. It’s…”

Stranger: *suddenly angry* “Well, then, why the f*** is it on your sweatshirt?”

(He then storms off without even giving me a chance to finish my sentence. The other students seem just as shocked by his behavior as I am.)

Upperclassman: “So… Mass Effect?”

Me: “Yeah, it’s my favorite game!”

Upperclassman: “I can tell. Love the sweatshirt!”

(We sat next to each other on the bus and talked about video games the entire time. He jokingly called me “Miss Alenko” the whole trip. By the end of the trip, pretty much everyone was doing it.)

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