Getting to Know You

I’m gonna start this week off with a little bit of personal news, so feel free to skip this if you wish.

Sunday was my last day in the employ of Electronics Boutique. Now don’t get excited, there’s no juicy story or scandal involved. I was simply offered a position elsewhere, and it was an opportunity worth exploring. I know, that’s far less entertaining than hearing I finally freaked out on a customer because he asked me to calculate tax for him, but it’s the truth. What you see below is my last clock-out slip.

Clock-out slip

Why did I keep that? I don’t know, it seemed like a cool idea at the time. As you can see, EB got 7 free minutes out of me. And they were quality minutes, I assure you. In fact, I think I was finishing off one last Xbox bundle pre-sale.

The reason I’m bothering to mention this (my leaving EB, not the extra 7 minutes) is it just seemed like the right thing to do. I started d+pad as a video game store employee who wanted to share the fun and/or merriment that went along with that job with the rest of the world. Now that I’m no longer a video game store employee, people have been asking me “what will you do about d+pad?”. Well, I have no intention of quitting d+pad, and as long as I can find funny things to say about video games and the video game industry, I’ll continue writing strips. Fortunately, I wore that nametag more than long enough to provide me with ample material for a long time.

Before I sign off for today I’d like to express my thanks to the great staff at EBX Yorkdale. I don’t think I could have asked for a better working environment, and serving with those guys was always a blast. They were the inspiration for the VGS crew, and more than a few d+pad strips.

Thanks guys, and I look forward to asking each and every one of you to calculate tax for me as a customer.


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