The Man With A Long Chin's Diary


"Space Games" - PlayStation Profanity

5 April 1998

Hi, man! I'm Phoning Honey, the green-faced guy who makes other guys go red-faced via his hilarious phone-based prank antics.

Last week I rang up a games mag and gave them the grief. This week I called a games shop to see if there was some way in which I could give them the grief? And was there? You bet there was - I gave those crazy dudes a real hard time! Of course, the names have been changed to prevent the occurance of irate maniacs.

"SPACE GAMES", Midlands

US: Good afternoon.

SG: Good afternoon.

US: I understand you sell PlayStations.

SG: We certainly do.

US: Then you'd say you were qualified experts on the subject of PlayStations?

SG: Well, I wouldn't say that. But, yeah, we know what we're talking about.

US: In that case could you explain why the PlayStation I bought off you has profanity written on the inside of the CD lid?

SG: What do you mean?

US: I bought a PlayStation off you, got it home, opened the lid and there's a series of swear words written in green felt tip pen on the inside of the lid.

SG: What swear words?

US: I'm not repeating them. No, sir.

SG: Was it a second hand PlayStation bought from us?

US: Not as far as I know. It certainly wasn't labelled as such.

SG: Umm... I don't know what to say.

US: Look, I'm 26, and I know some pretty strong words. But what if I'd bought this console as a gift for a six-year-old? What do you think he'd have made of such rude words?

SG: Um... probably been a bit shocked.

US: It's fairly obvious that what's happened here is that one of your members of staff has scribbled swearing on my PlayStation lid as some sort of quasi-hilarious joke. They obviously thought it funny.

SG: It isn't funny, though.

US: I know! So what are you planning to do about it?

SG: Have you tried cleaning the words off with a cloth?

US: I haven't cleaned the words off because I wanted to show them to you.

SG: Then you'd better bring the machine into the shop.

US: I don't know if I can be bothered.

SG: Umm... I don't know if we can help you then. Not really.

US: And that's your final word on it?

SG: I suppose so.

US: Goodbye then.

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