I finally bought poker chips last weekend, at a computer store, of all places. For some reason, various computer stores in the Bay Area have started to sell chips. This particular store had a huge sale last weekend and I snagged 500 11.5g chips with an aluminum case, 2 decks of cards and 4 dice for $60. Not a bad deal.

This is the third computer store super sale I’ve been to and like the others, it was an absolute madhouse. People throwing merchandise around, yelling and screaming, pushing and shoving. One sale I saw an overweight white woman nearly get into fisticuffs with an Indian FOB over cutting in line. Just utter chaos.

It’s one thing to see normal people get angry. But when you see nerd rage, like you often do at sales like these, it’s truly frightening. I think it’s the juxtaposition of the geeky exterior with unbridled fury that makes it so jarring and scary. Life experience has taught me: don’t get in the way of an old Korean woman at a Korean church buffet and don’t get in the way of an angry nerd at a computer super sale. You will regret it.

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