This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Upon arriving home today after class, and after calling my mother who’s away in the country for a while, the following conversations occurred.
Daddy: Something strange fell in my lap today.
Me: *makes a non-committal noise as she’s occupied on the computer and then realises Daddy is talking* Huh? What?
D: Something strange fell in my lap today. *comes to the computer room with a bag holding what looked like a Nintendo Wii.
M: *mouth drops open and hands automatically go to grab it* Wha–? How –?!
(Keep in mind that the Wii is impossible to obtain here. Last holiday season and for this holiday season, the base PX is holding a drawing for the Wii… and whoever wins gets to purchase the few systems they have).
D: A man who works with me somehow won two of these. However, he needed money to go on a business trip tomorrow and decided to sell one. I told him that I’d take it and give him the money and blahblahblah.
M: *mouth is still wide open* I want it!
D: I’d rather you sell it to a friend who may want it.
M: B-b-but… WHY?!
D: Because I’d rather get you a PlayStation 3.
M: O_____________O;;;; But that’s more expensive THAN the Wii.
D: Yes, but with the Wii, you have no games for it and you’d have to pay money to buy those games anyway. Whereas with a PlayStation 3, you can play with the games you already have.
M: If we get the one that is backward compatible. *ponders* But I still want it!!!!
D: Well, think about it for a while. You don’t have to decide tonight.
// END CONVERSATION
BLARGHHHHHHHHHHHH! DILEMMA! Oh what a travesty! It is shocking that this happened, and it is even more shocking that my dad is willing to buy me a PlayStation 3.
…But he does have a point. And most of the games that do come out for Nintendo are games I am not really interested in. I mean, I know I will eventually own a Wii, but I also want a PS3, too.
…But I do need a new PlayStation, regardless. While my fat PS2 still do work, I know it will kaput on me one of these days… and it’s either buy another PS2 or just get the sodding PS3.
…But I do have a friend I know who wouldn’t mind buying the Wii off us… >_<;; Oh, WHY does this always happen to me!