Thinks Her Son Has A Halo

| Long Island, NY, USA | Family & Kids

(An older woman comes into my store. Her son is looking for a particular game: ‘Halo 4’.)

Customer: “What’s in this game? Is there anything bad in it?”

Me: “It revolves around a futuristic space marine who has to fight aliens. It has a rating for blood and violence, but it isn’t showcased nearly as much as other popular titles.”

Customer:What? I will never let my son play this! It will teach him how to kill people and hurt others!”

Me: “Well, I guess you can say that I’m a professional race car driver, and I’ve scored more home runs than anybody in the history of baseball.”

Customer: “What? What does this have to do with teaching my kids how to shoot guns?”

Me: “Well, I’ve played the latest NASCAR and Major League Baseball games. If what you’re saying is right, well then I should be capable of doing both.”

Customer: “Well… you’re… I…”

Me: *smiling* “Ma’am, your total is $65.16.”

(She ended up buying the game!)

Assassin’s Crib

| Springfield, MO, USA | Family & Kids, Geeks Rule

(My husband and I have a favorite game store because they tend to treat females very well. We have a two-year-old daughter who has been loving the games as much as we have.)

Cashier: “Is that all for you?”

Husband: “Oh, I have a few pre-orders to make.”

Cashier: “No problem.”

(I’m holding our daughter. I find a game case she likes, ‘Assassin’s Creed’.)

Me: “Look baby, it is your favorite!”

Daughter: “Ezio!”

Cashier: “Did she just!?”

Me: “No, no, this is Conner. But I bet he is just as cool as—”

Daughter:No! Ezio! Ezio! Ezio!”

(I didn’t know what was better: My daughter saying Ezio’s name over and over, or the cashier trying to stay professional and not squeal at a two year old.)

Weekly Roundup: Video Game Stores!

| Not Always Right | Geeks Rule, Roundups

Weekly Roundup: Video Game Stores! This week, we feature five stories of stupid customers in video game stores that’ll have you wii-shing for a reset button!

  1. And Just Think, You’ll Meet Them In Multiplayer (2,529 thumbs up)
  2. How A DS RPG Killed The ESRB (3,271 thumbs up)
  3. Ask And Ye Shall Receive (5,892 thumbs up)
  4. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (5,331 thumbs up)
  5. Bribery (Adjusted For Inflation) (2,637 thumbs up)

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