"What do you sell GameSharks
"How much for a used one?"
"I don't have any."
"What if you did?"
"Well, $25 or so I guess."
"My friend here just bought one for less."
(What, does he want a medal or something? He bought something
for less than I would have hypothetically sold it for if I had
any in. Congratulations.)
"This game doesn't work in my
Nintendo 64. It says it requires an expansion pack!"
"You should have told me that my machine needed one."
"The game also requires a system, controller, and
television. A certain onus falls upon the customer to ensure
they have all that is required to run the game, especially
when it says "Requires Expansion Pack!"
"I want my money back."
"That's nice. How about I refund your $2 rental charge,
and you can pay me $6 for the extra six days you kept this
game that apparently didn't work?"
"You're not a very good business."
"You're not a very good liar."
"I'd like to trade these two
games in for Final Fantasy III."
"Why not! You're getting two newer games for that one."
(note: he was trying to trade in Final Fantasy VII and VIII)
"Because they sell new for a combined total of $50. And
Final Fantasy III is more than $100."
"You're getting two for one."
"No, you're getting $25 in credit."
"I'm not going to buy it then."
"I am forced to conclude you are the master of the
obvious. May others take heed of your wisdom."
"Why won't you sell it to me cheap!"
"Because parts 7 and 8 sold more than a million copies in
North America each, and they are on the Sony budget label
program so I can still get them new. Anyone who wants one can
buy one for cheap. As for Final Fantasy 3, they only made
eight copies, and they were all accidentally shipped to a
clothing store in Utah that occasionally sells one when they
find the box."
"Do you rent VCR's?"
"Nope. We're a video game store. We strictly do video
game related products."
"Then why don't you rent VCR's?"
"Well, VCR's aren't really a game machine. They are used
to watch movies."
"Well, how do you hook up a PlayStation to an older TV then
when the TV doesn't have A/V jacks?"
"I sell little devices which are called RF adaptors that
hook up a PlayStation through the cable adaptor. They sell
for $12. Or rent for $1 a day."
Gord has a nice cooler he
keeps a good selection of beverages in for people to buy and
drink at the store. Though he never got around to getting
pop delivered. Instead, he just gets it from the bulk
And the bulk place is like a Costco where they have someone
at the door to check your receipt on the way out to make
sure you aren't stealing anything. Notwithstanding there
is nothing to steal from between the door and the cashier.
So one day Gord said "to hell with this", skipped the line,
and started to just walk out the door.
"Sir! Sir! Your receipt!"
"Yep, got it in my wallet."
And Gord just keeps on walking with his purchases. Leaving
a confused receipt checker and a line of angry customers who
hate how Gord does not "respect the rules."
Hey! Treat Gord like a customer, and not a thief.
But now the fun times are over. Gord set up accounts at
Coke and Pepsi yesterday.
Talking to a person about
being into the hardcore gaming scene is completely different
than talking to them about the hardcore anime scene. In
future, I must find a new adjective.
And do not, I repeat, do not say "if she is really into the
hardcore anime scene, I can get import DVD's from Japan and
Hong Kong" when I'm talking to a 14 year old girl's mother.
Further notation: Do not attempt to salvage this by then
saying "I mean, I can get DVD's from Japan that you can't get
Next time, say "really likes anime" and "can get DVD's not on
sale here yet."