Sometimes the most interesting moments that happen in a shop do not necessarily involve you. It is the moments that you can see and hear when you least expect it. Sometimes the moments when you wonder how people actually expect to get away with what they attempt.
I was reminded of the moment months back and started to write this post then left it. However, this one needs to be shared.
Imagine you are waiting in a queue in a game shop. In front of you a trio of people who look about 14, maybe 15. Since the shop is busy it takes a while for the queue to move. I was in my own little world minding my own business until the group in front of me were stage whispering about the games they were going to buy. This was what made it obvious that something was amiss.
The youngsters were trying to buy a few games rated 18 and then one FIFA whatever year it was. Given the age restrictions and the law regarding retailers to check ages I realised that this was going to cause an issue for them. Of course there is the chance that a retailer would not follow this by thinking they were older, sometimes it is difficult to tell. In this case the trio had made a fatal error if they wanted to bank on the cashier thinking they were older than they were. They came in school uniform.
When they got to the counter they were asked for ID. This was the end of their quest. They obviously couldn’t provide this and tried to say the standard “oh I forgot it” but the cashier followed regulations and said they could not sell the 18 rated games to them. They got in a bit of a mood and left empty handed. I honestly don’t know what they were expecting given they came in school uniform and visibly looked young.
Have you had any interesting moments in a game shop recently? Let me know in the comments.