This is going somewhere, I promise.
I started thinking about it today after relaxing with some Risk: Factions (nothing like taking the edge off with some country thieving!). I thought about how nice it would be to sit down and relax with a nice, smooth RPG like drinking a glass of chocolate milk. Like, for once I could go to a shop and actually buy something without getting bitched at by some lady behind the counter.
The only time I can recall being hassled by a cashier in a video game is when I stole from a shop in Link's Awakening for the Game Boy.
Much to my surprise when I came back into the shop, the shopkeeper stood in the middle of the room and assassinated me with some crazy shockwave. That's cool, I thought, I can deal with the old Japanese dude being grouchy with me for the rest of the game. But let me tell you -- this guy is sneaky. He doesn't stop at murder. He decided to tell the whole goddamn town what I had done. Gone were the days of "Link, you found your sword!" "Save the princess, Link!" "Help me find my bottle, Link!". From then on, it was "THIEF, you broke my pot!" "Where is the princess, THIEF?!" "THIEF! Why are you back?!". What a douchebag.
I guess I am better off dealing with the BB&T lady.