Humorous Lessons: The Results of Lending
Author :        Date : 19-Jan-10

Like any other gamer or collector, I take great pride in the preservation of the spoils of war that reside in my Room of Doom.  I do not loan out my games to just anyone.  I made the unfortunate mistake of including my brother in my extremely limited ‘circle of trust’.

Halo: Combat Evolved was our choice when it came to head-to head battle.  After years of beating on him like a farm animal, I reluctantly lent him my copy to allow him time to refine his skills.  Three years later while celebrating my niece’s birthday at his home this past month, he presented to me the following:

Brutal, just plain brutal – that is all I have to say about the above picture, though it is still CIB in a somewhat masochistic way.  Of course my brother apologized for the condition, albeit chuckling heavily during the entire time of his ‘remorseful’ delivery.  I present to you now the villains, who happened to be sitting just to the right of us during this exchange:
I have to admit that my brother used his time wisely when he basically annexed this game from my collection.  We eventually fired this up that evening and I received the beating of a lifetime. The can of ‘whop-ass’ my brother released on me dwarfed the abuse that I had once imparted upon him.  I did learn some valuable lessons though:

Lesson 1 –> Don’t lend your games to people who share a household with the villains (or like) pictured above.
Lesson 2 –> Beating on your little bro is always fun.  Why risk losing that opportunity and loan him a game?


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