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What Makes for Funny Entertainment? Buying a "Hot" Xbox 360

Back when I worked in retail, I remember that my Xbox 360 red ringed at some point after playing Mass Effect. It's one of the reasons I never finished the series, and so it left a sour taste in my mouth. I lamented that to a co-worker while I worked in a tech shop.

"You want another 360?"
"Shake on it!"
I reached out my hand—a little nervous—and shook, presumably to a fate that I would regret.
"Bring a hundred and fifty tomorrow. Bring it."
I don't think I've ever remembered something so strongly in my life. 
The next day, I remember walking out to the middle of the parking lot at work to a near-destroyed car that somehow still operated. I shook the hand of Mr. Smiley, as I nicknamed him, and felt a sense of overwhelming dread.
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