Meanwhile, a guy named Alex waits patiently for me at the mall. At 7am that morning I told Alex that per his Craigslist ad for a $25 Luigi's Mansion, I'd offer him $20 and would meet him at the mall. He obliged and he arrived at the mall, at noon as was agreed upon, and waited.
At 12:15 I received a message from Alex. "Hey I've been here for 15 minutes and I'm leaving now, we can try to meet up again some time...."
|Ironically, this is the exact face I made upon realizing that I had forgotten all about Alex.|
He was overly nice about it. If this had happened to me, I would've said "Hey, I've been here for 6 minutes and you can go fucking kill yourself."
I responded to Alex that I was super sorry. I told him I was actually waiting for a delivery of an engagement ring (I threw that in there because well... pity and pride) and that I was distracted and completely forgot about our arrangement. In addition, I told him that for his troubles, I'd give him the full $25 he wanted for it if he could meet me at 5pm instead. Hell, the least I could do for wasting someone's time like a complete jackass was offer them five bucks. He obliged.
I'll always remember this pickup of Luigi's Mansion from Alex on Craigslist, as the game I bought just before I proposed to my future wife. It will also perhaps be the last game I buy for a long time because those rings, as precious as they are, are way too overpriced. Sorry, honey. You're worth it but damn.