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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Things That Get On My Damn Nerves - Chapter 3

Ok, sweeties! Here is the 3rd installment of "Things That Get On My Damn Nerves."

Kids at Dave & Buster's

For those of you who don't know what Dave and Buster's is, it's like Chuck E. Cheese for grown ups. There is a restaurant (with food that's actually decent), pool tables, shuffleboard, and a bar at the front. At the back of the establishment is one big-ass arcade! Wooooo boy! They have all of your old favorites like Pac-Man, Centipede, and Space Invaders, as well as more modern arcade games, shooting games, virtual golf, and skee ball.

Dave & Buster's arcade

Now, let me tell you, I can play the shit out of some skee ball.

I am da bomb at skee ball!
But when I try to play at Chuck E. Cheese some little kid is always whining about me hogging the skee ball game.

Oh, stick a sock in it, kid!
I often get the stank eye from some mom after I whack her little darling in the head with the ball on my back swing.

Sorry, lady! He should know to stay the hell out of my way; I'm trying to hit that little 100,000 point hole and get a high score. Good Lord, I NEED those extra tickets because there is a sparkly rubber ball I've had my eye on over there in the prize area, and I only need 8000 more tickets! Anyway, this is the reason why I have always liked going to Dave & Buster's - NO KIDS ALLOWED IN THE GAMING AREA!

My dream prize!
But the last time I went to Dave & Buster's, there were kids everywhere!  Who made this insane decision?  No one consulted me, dammit!  Now I can't even say "shit" when I lose my last little dude on Pac-Man without worrying about some pipsqueak overhearing me.  And I certainly don't want to get that stank eye from momma again.  {*shiver*}

I love spending time with my kid, but sometimes it's nice to go to a grown-up place where you can eat, drink, and have fun.  This place used to be Dave & Buster's, but now it's pretty much a sucky playground area.  Please, for the love of God, stop the insanity!


  1. OMG. you had me laughing out loud. I loved the stank eye picture. What a way to start my day!!!

  2. Dave & Busters is fun! I attended a networking mixer there one night and it was great, and there were no kids. So, why were there kids running all around? Because, just like you, I love my kids, but sometimes you need a break.

  3. GAH! Chuck E Cheese is my personal hell. Why? Because that's where the fracking kids belong! Not at MY Dave and Busters!

    PS: Good job starting the brainwashing early. We aren't Aggies, but our kids are decked out in Horned Frogs gear regularly! Next time you're in Aggieland, we can go have a margarita. I promise, I'm really normal. Honest!

  4. Yeah man, keep those little mouth-breathers out of my game room. If kids can come invade my D&B time, all pants-wetting and whiny and all that -- then I should be able to get drunk at Chuck E. Cheese's.