Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gamer Geek Craziness

Keeping in my theme of pointing to other people's funny stories, here's one about two geeks that know each other in an online game but actually live thousands of miles apart.

True story: I once ordered Hess a pizza from his local Papa John's and had it delivered to him on his back porch, where he was stuck with his laptop after his roommate accidently locked him out of the house and he was starving. He didn't have any cash on him so I told him if he'd give me the number of his neighborhood pizza place I'd call it up and order him a pizza, pay for it with my card and he could just paypal me the money later. He thought I was kidding until the pizza actually showed up. The best part of the whole thing was explaining to the guy on the telephone why I was ordering a pizza from him in LA from a North Carolina area code with a NC State Employees Credit Union bank card. If you ever have the chance to call 3000 miles away to order a pizza on behalf of someone else I highly recommend it. It's one of those moments that really makes you say "ain't technology grand?"

Grand? It's freakin' awesome!

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