The One That Got Away
I blame the employees at Toys R Us. Specifically, the employee who was in charge of updating their Toys R Us closing sale website. I kept a careful watch on that site, waiting each new markdown in inventory. Now if you have visited any Toys R Us store since their imminent closure was announced back in March, you know that the employees have already checked-out. They don’t care. I understand, since it’s not like they have to worry about getting fired or anything. You try to call the store, nobody answers the phone. You ask an employee for something, they shrug and then ignore you. And that guy who was supposed to update that damn webpage simply didn’t bother. That’s why everything at my local store had been marked down 50-70% off for a full week before I knew about it. By the time I got to the store, then, the aisles had been picked clean, like the ribs of a dead steer left to the mercy of coyotes and vultures.
I was waiting for that next big markdown to purchase the “The Visions of Johnny the Skull 3D Game” created by the company Fotorama. It is, to quote from their official blurb: “an electronic game that projects ghosts and vampire bats on the walls and ceiling; use the electronic blaster to zap them—but shoot quick, or you’ll miss!” I was going to buy this game, but by the time I got to the store, all of them were gone.
Guess I’ll start checking eBay…
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!