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You can't make up irony this good [Jun. 11th, 2012|12:23 pm]
Jeffrey Hitchin
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I was in a 7-11 recently, standing in line, when a boy maybe thirteen years of age came up to his mother who was standing in line behind me. He had in his hand one of those game cards you can buy for $10-$20 for either your favorite Faceobok games, or for your favorite free-to-play role-playing games. He was so excited. He had the cash, and he wanted to get it so he could buy a few in-game items.

His mother was adamantly against it. "You do realize that it's a complete waste of money, don't you?"

The child explained that although the game could be played for free, as in no monthly costs, once in a while you had to put some real money into the game to get some key features. "But I've managed to make my points last a really long time. $10 will last me three months. I'll probably even be done playing it at that point."

I had just finished paying for my items and has scooted to the left to bag them as Mom got to the register. "Okay, fine, throw your money away, then. It's still a complete waste." She turned to the clerk. "Thirty dollars' worth of Mega Millions, please."

[User Picture]From: admnaismith
2012-06-11 07:34 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2012-06-11 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. I say this, even as a person who will occasionally buy a lottery ticket.
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[User Picture]From: rhonan
2012-06-11 10:22 pm (UTC)
Clearly she is quite experienced at throwing money away on recreation. Too bad she doesn't get that he'll get a hell of a lot more fun out of his $10 then she did with her $30.
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[User Picture]From: slweippert
2012-06-11 10:23 pm (UTC)
At least he gets *something* for his money.
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[User Picture]From: madfilkentist
2012-06-11 11:30 pm (UTC)
And you managed not to burst out laughing?
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[User Picture]From: goljerp
2012-06-12 12:29 am (UTC)
Wow. Just, wow.
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[User Picture]From: putzmeisterbear
2012-06-12 01:05 am (UTC)
Let's hope he continues to ignore his mother.
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[User Picture]From: chanaleh
2012-06-12 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, you know, he sounded like a surprisingly well-adjusted kid.

And would you believe, I didn't even see the punchline coming.
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