The Return of the Worst Gaming Store: Now With 2X the Stupidity!It was seventy-five degrees here at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Thirty-six hours later, it was twenty-five degrees, and tonight, it's going to be twenty. Welcome to Texas.
Yesterday I walked past the Worst Gaming Store in the World. I've mentioned this Gamestop before, and it's been absolutely awful for years. Yes, the shrink-wrap machine is still prominently displayed on the counter, and yes, the clerk uses a blow dryer to meticulously shrink-wrap the game he's just reconstituted from its various components to fill the empty box you've brought up to him. Yes, it's still impossibly stupid, because all they'd have to do is have one empty box on the shelves--and unopened boxes in the back. They'd rather disassemble every game they have, though, and then make you wait into eternity for them to 1) find the pieces of the game you want, and 2) Shrink-wrap the package so that it looks unopened. Except, of course, they've already opened it.
Anyway, as I walked by I saw this hand-written sign on the front door:
DON'T LOITER OUTSIDE THE STORE BEFORE IT OPENS
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NINTENDO DS OR PS2.
OUR SHIPMENTS ARE FOR VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.
I'm not sure that was the exact wording, but it's very close. Apparently, the clerks were so bothered by potential customers that they put the kibosh on them actually attempting to buy something. Nicely done! And it's nice to see that Worst Gaming Store in the World isn't resting on its laurels--they're still stretching the frontiers of stupidity.
When I walked by this morning, the sign had been taken down. Talk about a letdown. I was hoping to see something like this:
OUR BLOW DRYER IS BROKEN.
WE CAN'T SHRINK-WRAP ANY GAMES.