|You can't make up irony this good
||[Jun. 11th, 2012|12:23 pm]
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."