My wife woke me up today and asked me if I wanted to go to our new FLGS to play some games.
Yeah, that's pretty awesome all by itself but what happened while we were there was pure bonus hilarity.
We were playing a game of Unspeakable Words with Jody and Justin when two customers walked in. Jody bowed out to help them and Justin took over her hand. While they were looking around, another customer came into the store and started looking around as well.
A short time later, the first two guys were getting ready to leave when one of them stopped and mentioned that he was interested in the copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay that they had on the shelf but said he was going to have to wait until payday to get it. Jody told him is was 30% right now but she wasn't sure how much longer the sale was going to be running. You could tell he was really tempted but did the responsible thing and said he really needed to wait for now.
Of course we could have applauded his restraint and praised his responsible behavior... but what fun would that be? We all started joking about it, asking if he was sure? What if someone else came and picked it up before then? Having to eat ramen for a week to support your gaming habit isn't such a bad thing, is it? We all had a good laugh and the third guy even got in on the act but the first guy stood his ground, bought what he came for and said he'd be back soon.
No sooner had they walked out of the store then the third guy grabbed the box, turned to the still closing door, called out "Thanks for not buying my game!" and handed it to Jody to ring up. As it so happens, he had been in the week before and was looking at the game then but seeing that someone else was interested in picking it up was enough to get him to buy it.
We all applauded his epic hilarity as he walked out of the store, holding the game above his head in a pure expression of gaming triumph. Truly epic.