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So I've boarded my flight to DFW (en route to Orlando.) Having been upgraded to First Class, (thank you elite status) I started getting comfortable in my bulk head isle seat (my favorite, of course.) Just as I'm about to buckle-up, a gentleman asks if I'm too attached to my seat to move so that he and his buddy can sit together. Now, I'm very cognizant of people who are jerks and can't move so that families and friends can sit together (I'll post on my recent Amsterdam to Los Angeles flight with wife and kids in tow later.) Thus, I acquiesced and offered my seat to this gentleman.

With a gracious "thank you," the guys proceeded to take their seats. It was at this time that I noticed their shirts and bags, which donned the "BlizzCon" logo. This brought me back to earlier, as I waited to board, when I heard some fellas talking about "the Horde" as if it were real life. Knowing a little about World of Warcraft (WoW,) I quipped, "Just take it easy on me in WoW." This is where it started.

"You play?!" responded the gent. "A little," I responded, which evoked, "What faction? Alliance or Horde"

"Uh, Alliance, I think?"

"AAAAAAHHHHH… Take your seat back!" was the response from the two men, as the laughed out loud.

Now, I'm a geek – no doubt. But this was just crazy! Nevertheless, I quickly put on my headphones and closed my eyes to escape the conversation I was not interested in having.

About 5 minutes later, the man was rubber-necking to try and get my attention.

"What server do you play on? I'd like to give you some Gold for your seat."

Holy shit… I couldn't believe that I was being offered FAKE money as a gift for my kindness!

"Uh, I don't know."

I had only signed up for a 14-day trial to WoW, and don't really have time to play any games these days. But it just goes to show how gaming is widely becoming part of everyday life, and in some cases bleeding the edge of reality.

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2007 9:03 PM | Back to top

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JagerTree --

D'oh! I think you're completely correct... perhaps I should re-evaluate how I spend some of my free time ;)


Left by Scott Van Vliet on Aug 07, 2007 7:16 PM

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I'm still wondering why you didn't call to tell me you were coming to Orlando?


Left by Sean Hartman on Aug 14, 2007 8:13 PM

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Some people do, but still, there are who do not play games because they are busy with other stuff in their lives. - Flemings Ultimate Garage
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