I Guess It Says Something About Their Clientele

So I was in Gamestop today buying a game for, er, um, this friend of mine who likes to play them occasionally. Whilst I’m looking about some ads, things promoting games like Eviscerator IV and Super Mohammad Kart and some TV shows, were playing over the PA system in the store; all pretty innocuous stuff really.

What got my attention was every few minutes (and I do mean every few minutes; it was pretty constant) there would be this ad that started off with soft guitar picking in happy major chords and the soft tenor voice of the announcer would come on (I swear it sounded exactly like the CBS spots for the Masters; you know the ones with the “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” tag line) saying “Support her dreams. Support his education. Child support. It’s not just about the money.”

I laughed out loud the first time I heard it…then I looked quickly around to make sure no one was coming after me.

6 Responses to “I Guess It Says Something About Their Clientele”

  1. JeffS says:

    …then I looked quickly around to make sure no one was coming after me.

    Sounds like a guilty conscious to me, Mr. B.

    [Looks stern, taps foot expectantly]

  2. ck says:

    Hmmm,child support,now I remember. That’s where you pay the ex and her boyfriend(who she left you for) all the taxes and utilities on the house you owned outright before you met her. But hell, they let you see your kids on odd weekends.Disclaimer:I’ve never been married, only witnessed this scenario several times.But,truth is,if I could get the long time gf to marry me,I’d do it in a heartbeat.Men are so easy.

  3. Kate P says:

    Maybe that steers people towards the used games–save a few bucks and send ’em to the kiddos?

  4. nightfly says:

    If I had the independent wealth I’d be running ads like, “Raise your children – be a father” and “Daring people stay with their families, thick and thin.”

    Child Support? That’s actually insulting and incredibly sad.

  5. don says:

    Too funny @ friend

    Too funny @ the nature of your post. Child support kinda divides the bond between parent and child, if you ask me.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    It seems to me that if you’re not willing to do everything (emotionally, spiritually, physically and yes materially) to support your child then I must question how much of a “bond” really exists. Too often it appears that the parents get so caught up in and consumed by their hate for each other that they become blinded to the effects on the children. Damned if I can think of a clever solution for it, but the kids get screwed.

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