Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Dreamcast Kid

Last night I got a visit from one of my favorite customers, the Dreamcast kid. Let me see if I can adequately put to words what this youngster is about:

To start he's about 9-10 years old. To understand his personality, you need to feed a child that age a large amount of crack, then give him a six pack of Red Bull, a giant size Hershey bar, a 2-liter of Coke, and a bottle of maple syrup to wash it all down with. Yes, he's that hyper.

There are two people browsing the store, and he opens the door and bolts in, cutting through the couple like a linebacker and saying "scuse me" after getting 5 steps past them. He's now at the back wall, literally bouncing up and down looking through the retrogaming racks. He then runs up to the counter and starts yelling at me "do you have any Sega Dreamcasts in?" No, I tell him. "Do you have any Sega Dreamcast VMUs?" No, I tell him, to which he then comes around the counter and points at a pile of memory cards I have waiting to be put out. "There's one! There's one!" Actually it's a N-64 rumble pack, but he swears it's a VMU. "Do you have any Sega Dreamcast power packs? I need one." No, I tell him, only a handful of Dreamcast games back on the wall.

Then he does a few more laps around the store...and by now his dad comes in. His dad actualy buys something, but I can't remember what it was, becasue for the whole rest of the time the kid just rapid-fires questions at me, one right after another.
"Is that a Plasma TV?"
"When's Halo 3 coming out?"
"Do you have any Wii's?"
"What's your favorite Sega Dreamcast game?" (he always says SEGA Dreamcast).
"Can you order any Sega Dreamcast power cords?"

I felt like I was on a quiz show - he wouldn't even give me time to answer any of the questions......I fear for my life the day when I actually HAVE some Dreamcast items and the kid really gets excited!


fatherkrishna said...

This is a great story and has been hijacked for at least two other websites! Please post more about the Dreamcast Kid!!!

Postman said...

I'll add more as I see him more....he's been in twice, and hits you like a whirlwind! I always get a good laugh after seeing him. 2 minutes with this kid feels like it's been 2 hours...God bless his parents.

Hunter said...

hahaha i got this kid a few times....its funny...i sold em the dreamcast.....what the hell was i

Taylor M said...

That's hilarious. I guess some people haven't even made it to the last-generation yet. Sounds like he's just fine with it though.

Caleb said...


Thats awesome!

Though in retrospect I think that's what I am like when I go into video game stores and ask for dreamcast stuff...oh I mean SEGA Dreamcast stuff!

And I just got my dreamcast to play .avi files! Check out my blog!