So there it was… summer. Everyone loves
summer. And there Gord was just opening the
store when a couple guys in their early 20's
"We want to play games on the TV all day!"
"Wow… that's a hell of way to make a good
"Why isn't the TV on?"
"Because I just opened."
"We want to play games!"
"Try coming back this afternoon when it's
"What time will that be?"
"Err, maybe around three."
Depressed they were, but they left and planned
to return. 3:00pm comes around. At this
point Tekken 3 was playing or something, so
Gord didn't care. Gord dislikes freeloaders
who want nothing but free games, but Gord
wasn't in the mood of talking to them.
Anyway, they return next day right at 11 and
are waiting as Gord comes to open for work.
"We want to play games all day!"
"Uh-huh… well, it won't be on till later,
being that I just got here and all."
Again they left, to return at 3pm. Only this
time I had put the Wing Commander movie on and
a group was watching it. So they came to the
"You promised us that we could play games by
ourselves today! So you better tell those
people to turn that movie off."
"What was that? Shut the hell up so I can
watch my movie?"
"That's nice. Now, I'm busy."
So they stayed and watched the movie. After
it ended they came up to the counter again and
demanded that they get to play by themselves
until I closed.
"That's nice. Fine, you want that, then it
will be $5 an hour."
"What?! It's suppose to be free! And we
"You want to play it by yourself, it's $5
an hour. (Gord just made this up on the
"Fine, we'll play with others."
"Wait a minute, do you have an account
"Then you won't be able to play for free at
"Why?! That's not nice!"
"True, but being a free arcade to the world
is not a good plan."
They left, never to return…