This is a great read that is now getting posted everywhere, courtesy of
Itís time for me to come clean to all of you Game Store clerks out there, Iíve been holding this in for a really long time and I need to get it off my chest. Hopefully this doesnít violate the non-disclosure agreement that I and the other 20 million Game Store customers signed, otherwise I could lose my license.
Look, itís not that we hate you or the establishment that youíre a tool of. Itís just that, well how can I say thisÖ youíre acting kind of obnoxious. All retail sucks, ask anyone whoís ever worked at a record store, a video rental store, or an American Eagle. Theyíll fill your ears and your hearts with tales of customers yelling about nonsense, district managers imposing strict new sales policies and monotonous half-hearted rituals they must complete during each and every sale.
I know that video games are the most important thing on the planet, and by working for EBGameStopCrazy youíre playing a key role in keeping the earth from shifting off itís axis, but seriously. The truth is, most of us think you guys (and gals) are kind coming off like dicks. I realize that working around video games all day means you are 1 credit short of a PhD in game development, but that doesnít mean you have to rub it in all the time. Weíre just there to buy some games, ya know? It would be nice to do so without being scrutinized by some pretentious 19 year old in a red and black Star Trek polo (you do know we laugh at those when we walk out of the store right?)
While weíre getting things out in the open, can I get through your store one frigginí time without hearing a lengthy diatribe about your level 63 Warlockís talent spec and itís role in the raid guild? Please? For the love of God.
No, we donít want to pre-order Halo 3, GTA4 or Metal Gear 4. Iím pretty confident Best Buy will have a small munitions depot worth of them the day they come out. I really donít want the strategy guide for Elite Beat Agents either thanks, I think Iíll manage. Thanks for the $3 you gave me for that G.R.A.W. trade-in, I look forward to putting it towards the tax for G.R.A.W. 2.
So come on, stop taking your job so seriously. We all know it sucks, we donít need to hear the ins and outs of your 5 hour shift. No one out here is harboring any illusions about the company you work for, itís pretty clear theyíre out to make money and thatís pretty much it. Last time I checked, thats what the other 64 stores in the mall are trying to do as well.
Oh, and donít forget to tighten up those graphics in level 3 on your way out.
That last line---absolutely fanfrickintastic!