They’re Game To Play A Game To Win The Game

| Cincinnati, OH, USA | Awesome Customers, Bizarre, Geeks Rule

(A customer approaches me. She is holding a rather rare DS game.)

Customer #1: “Hey, do you guys happen to have another copy of this game in stock?”

Me: “No, sorry. It’s not too often that we come across this one. It’s quite the gem.”

Customer #1: “D***. See, I want this game, but so does she.”

(She motions to another customer, Customer #2, standing next to the game shelf.)

Customer #1: “I guess we’ll have to settle this somehow.”

Me: “Um… just don’t get violent, okay?”

Customer #1: “Oh, we won’t!”

(After a bit of talking, the two come over to the counter.)

Customer #2: “Do you mind if we use your counter for a bit?”

Me: “I guess so.”

(The two customers stare at each other for a bit. Suddenly, they break into the most heated arm wrestling match I have ever witnessed in my life. Customer #1 barely struggles, and defeats Customer #2 very easily.)

Customer #2: “What? How did you do that?”

Customer #1: “I work in a kennel. Handling 100-pound dogs will give you a bit of arm strength!”

(The defeated customer leaves the store. I ring Customer #1 out. After she leaves, I start talking to my coworker.)

Me: “Dude. What just happened?”

Coworker: “I have no f****** idea.”

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.)