Miscellaneous, Nerdery

TR Contest: Worst Nerd Shopping Experience



It’s been an unbelievably long time since the last one — probably something Chris ran — but it’s story time again for this weekend’s TR contest, which is sponsored by me and my bigass pile of Topless Robot shirts. The theme: Tell me your worst nerd shopping experience. Now let me explain.

This can be any experience you had in any nerdy store; I’d expect most of them to involve comic shops, but there have been RPG stores, anime collectibles stores, and other stuff. But it can also be an experience you had while shopping for something nerdy. Did someone accost you in Toys “R” Us while you were trying to buy a certain Star Wars figure back in 1997, for a totally random example? It can also be a tale if you worked at a nerdy shopping establishment (which admittedly gives you guys the edge, but we all just want to read entertaining stories, so whatevs). Basically, if you have a story that involves both shopping and nerdiness, I want to hear it.
One entry per person, since you can only have one “worst” experience. Please try to limit them to around 200 words max, pretty please. The contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, October 8th, 2012. Panda Jesus oh no corndog, everybody!