And an obscene amount of time playing this game. In fact, my mom used to yell at me for playing it at the Qwik Stop because she thought it was trashy to hang out at a gas station. Well, Ma, turns out I *did* use that skill for a job one day, so joke’s on you.
I am by no means a gamer, but having grown up through the evolution of video games, I played my fair share. Looking back, it probably wasn’t the games themselves I liked the most. Don’t get me wrong, Ms. Pac-Man was awesome, and people-watching at the Qwik Stop was outstanding, but walking from the bus stop to the store, crowding around the machine, playing a few games, and debating whether to use our initials or a cuss word for the high score were low-key ways to shoot the shit and build relationships.
This week, I want to tell you about the latest Chive Charities grant recipient: Sam. He liked video games as a kid, too, particularly Doom95 and Vagabond’s Quest.