I had an interesting retail experience today. I went to purchase a PS3 videogame console since the price has been slashed, and some include a bundle pack. (Yeah, I'm a little late with the latest gaming but I'm brokeass so I've saving up and waiting until the prices go down.) Anyhoo, I first went to Gamestop which sadly almost every store had been sold out of consoles. (They're waiting for restock this year since it was after X-mas. Bummer.)
Well I bit the bullet and went *gasp" to Worst Buy (don't beat me RHUer's! I admit it! I caved!). Luckily, they had some still in stock. As I went to the register embracing my PS3 500gb with the latest GTA bundle, I had a cashier who sadly has been turned into a Worst Buy Stepford Wife. I kid you not. Her pitch was so robotic and monotone as she went with the script, I couldn't help but snicker inside. Here's how it went.
Cashier: *no smile and completely expressionless* Thank you for shopping at Worst Buy. Would you like to apply for a Worst Buy Card and save $$ on this PS3 500gb GTA bundle and if you do not get accepted, you will still get $ off this purchase? (Translation: Resistance is futile, puny human. Assimilate and apply for the card as instructed by the mother database.)
Cashier: *processes and in the still robotic voice* Unfortunately, you have not been approved but you will still get $ off your purchase. Would you like to apply for a warranty plan with Geek Squad and get coverage for a year? (Translation: Your resistance is obsolete. Assimilate. Assimilate. Let the machines win!)
Me: No thanks. (Translation: I've watched enough Terminator and Matrix movies to know when to not be outsmarted.)
Cashier: Your total is $$...oh wait that is a mistake. (Translation: Warning! Warning! System overloading! Error in total. Giving huge discount! Must upgrade system.) Actually it's $$$!
Me: No problem. (Translation: Damn!) *pays and goes on merry way*
Now as I'm hooking up my system at home, I can't help but think that the machine is watching me.