|| by Motherhead 10/12/2005, 2:40am PDT
||The following altercation took place at a Fry's, I have witnesses to verify it's 100% true:
If you you want to purchase a CPU or RAM at Fry's, you have to have a guy in that department write the part number/s up for you so that they can be pulled out of this ridiculously huge vault they keep near the checkout metroplex. They call this a "quote." They will then attempt to add everything in your cart to the "quote" to maximize some quasi-commision rating system thing. Do not let them. If you then grab anything else in the store that isn't on the quote (which you will, since Fry's sells one of every single man made thing), the cashier will fucking implode and you will be stuck watching him and an army of incrementally less retarded morons try to unfuck the process. Always a train wreck, so much so that I never let the CPU guy "quote" any of my other shit. But sometimes even that is not enough. Especially when RACE becomes an issue.
So I was building what would be the most expensive and badassed computer I ever built for myself. I had a lot of shit in the cart. The FX-55 was on the quote and nothing else. I proceed to the cashier I'd been assigned (the Fry's near me has like 70, none of them worth shit). I roll up to the counter and my guy is a latino in his early twenties. The black chick next to him just closed out her register and was bullshitting with him when I get there. She looks at all the shit in my cart and rolls her eyes at all the WORK I am making the poor guy do. I smile and lay the quote on the counter first. She takes the quote, tosses in her bin of quotes and walks off. I am thinking, "ah, cool, she is pulling the part for him." He then proceeds to ring my shit up and snide comments EVERY-FUCKING-THING i buy, "sheeeesh, must be nice!" type shit. I smile and answer with, "yes, yes it is," type shit. I am becoming sincerely annoyed with this cunt and am trying not to reach out and crush his throat. I grew up in an area that was like 70% latino, this skinny shit is failing miserably at passive-intimidation. Meanwhile his bullshit is making a slow process go even more slowly.
Finally he gives me the total and though it's sick, I know it's not sick enough because I already did the math before coming up. I look around and realize the CPU isn't there.
Me: "uh, dude, where's the CPU?"
Raul: "the what?"
Me: "The CPU that was on the quote"
Raul: "what quote? you didn't have one"
Me: "uh, yeah, that chick (pointing at her) took it, I thought she was getting it"
He calls her over and she insists no such thing happened and looks at me like I was some shit she just noticed she stepped in. I tell them it's on top of the pile in her red basket over there, because I saw her put it there. He looks at me again like he is going to slap me, my wife puts her hand on my arm because I really did just want to fucking slam his head into the counter. He fetches the quote and now HE is mad because he has to start all over. Mind you, I've already been there for at least 30 minutes first time around. Stew, who already finished paying for his shit 20 minutes before, is looking at me all annoyed like I am enjoying this.
Me: "You have to do WHAT?"
Raul: "I gotta ring all this shit up again because the quote has to go in first"
Me: (looking at the wife, who: didn't want to be there in the first place, isn't delirious with glee that I am spending a mint, hasn't had diner, has to pee) Fuck, look, I'm sorry...we'll just forget it.
Me: (back to vatos locos latinos boy)"Forget it, just put the card through..."
Raul: "Whatever, it ain't our fault."
Me: "What? Who's fault is it then? Why is it every time I have a quote there is always a train wreck at the counter?"
Raul: (he steps in, looks at me all defiantly and says:)"Ya well, you got your problems and I get pulled over sometimes when I drive in the suburbs."
I swear to fucking god. I don't know how I didn't wind up going to jail that night. Fury is not a big enough word. How did he think I would react? "Oh dear! I am embarrassed for my race. Lets hold hands and march! " I could have killed him. Instead I lock on to his eyes and say, in all honesty:
"What The Fuck. Does That. Have To Do. With Anything."
Me: "What The Fuck Does That Have To Do With Anything? Why did you just tell me that? Does that impress anybody? The fuck do I care?"
Raul: "hey, liste...."
Me: "Go get your supervisor."
Me: "I'm done with you, go get your supervisor"
He does, and as he supervisor steps over he calls me a fucking asshole, so the first thing the supervisor says to me is, "Hi, i recognize you, he's already fired for swearing at a customer, how can I help?"
New patch by 11/08/2004, 2:15pm PST
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more problems by 11/13/2004, 1:08am PST
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Newer patch! by 01/03/2005, 1:01pm PST
caps lock NT by 01/03/2005, 4:18pm PST
other wonderful fixes by 01/03/2005, 4:40pm PST
Newerer patch. by 10/10/2005, 1:57pm PDT
this is the only RTS I've ever played that actually gets worse with every patch by 10/10/2005, 3:03pm PDT
Im on the final mission in Winter Assault NT by 10/10/2005, 8:29pm PDT
=) NT by 10/11/2005, 1:30am PDT
Just bought this today. by 10/11/2005, 4:19pm PDT
I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/11/2005, 6:28pm PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/11/2005, 6:35pm PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/11/2005, 7:11pm PDT
P.S. There is no more EB by 10/11/2005, 7:14pm PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/11/2005, 8:58pm PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/12/2005, 12:23am PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 10/12/2005, 3:44am PDT
Best Buy and phone numbers by 10/12/2005, 7:14am PDT
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Re: Best Buy and phone numbers by 10/13/2005, 3:50pm PDT
Re: Best Buy and phone numbers by 10/22/2005, 2:03pm PDT
Non-EB Retail adventure involving Racial Injustice! by 10/12/2005, 2:40am PDT
THEY ARE RACISTING MINORITIES RIGHT OUT OF THE WORKFORCE NT by 10/12/2005, 6:25am PDT
You forgot the GRR LATINO RAAAGE staredown NT by 10/12/2005, 8:34am PDT
Re: Non-EB Retail adventure involving Racial Injustice! by 10/13/2005, 7:29am PDT
Previous title was 'and then there's newegg...' by 10/13/2005, 7:30am PDT
Love newegg, use it all the time. NT by 10/13/2005, 12:27pm PDT
The problem with newegg by 10/13/2005, 3:44pm PDT
This is no longer true, btw. NT by 08/12/2007, 7:43pm PDT
Re: This is no longer true, btw. by 08/12/2007, 9:42pm PDT
You just try to hug his neck? I dunno, sounds DUMB NT by 08/13/2007, 7:14am PDT
The frontpage news box should also link to this post as well. NT by 10/13/2005, 12:24pm PDT
So on top of this they're gonna start selling Gamestop's in-house mag too? NT by 10/12/2005, 3:25am PDT
I think anything with a higher profit margin than ga(y)mes. by 10/12/2005, 10:17am PDT
They still undercut with used. by 10/12/2005, 12:05pm PDT
That, and Valve. NT by 10/12/2005, 3:51pm PDT
Re: They still undercut with used. by 10/22/2005, 2:15pm PDT
Re: They still undercut with used. by 10/22/2005, 9:46pm PDT
Re: I'm guessing this took place at EB? by 06/26/2009, 12:21pm PDT
Yes, I was always wierdly insulted when people supposed that Kabuke was me. NT by 06/26/2009, 3:22pm PDT
You just can't get stupider than THQ. by 10/13/2005, 7:28pm PDT
Gettin out me stabby bits NT by 10/13/2005, 11:42pm PDT
Damn you, pointy! by 10/13/2005, 11:44pm PDT
Hmm, I guess I shoulda made a new thread. :( NT by 10/13/2005, 11:55pm PDT