By David Savage in Gaming News
Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:25 am
However, it's a totally different story when you're a public servant.
Now, as the story has it, a county judge in Britain with 15 years of service (who will remain anonymous) went out and waited an hour in-line for the midnight launch of Modern Warfare 2. The 48-year-old said he was "like Charlie waiting outside the chocolate factory". That's a pretty intense statement from a district county judge with a wife and two kids at home.
Not even I was that excited for the UPS guy to arrive at my doorstep (though I was constantly refreshing my tracking page).
The judge was so excited that he played "long into the night" and was obviously too busy trashing every 13-year-old who dared cross him to remember his obligation to society. So, like any good gaming-addict, he called in sick to work.
Now personally I have no problem with him calling in sick after a night of binge gaming. Would you want a groggy, pissed off judge who just wants to get home to play Modern Warfare 2 residing over any case, no matter the importance? Probably not.
The issue here is how his irresponsible actions probably wasted county taxpayer money and time. It's one thing to be a kid and do this and another to be a 48-year-old judge and do it.
Grow up, man.
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