The room is always buzzing with the sound of laughter, ringing bells, and loud music at the local dave busters. This place is much like the Chuck E. Cheese for adults-food, alcohol, and games- what more can an individual request? The area was loaded with the smell of food being cooked up in the kitchen, it was smoky, and the lighting was low so that the lights of the games would shine brighter-enticing those passing by to play and win tickets.
There were men and women walking around with tickets overflowing out of their pockets and wrapped around their necks with smiles that stretched from ear to ear. Their D&B ticket cups filled towards the brim with yellow paper tickets. “Do you reckon we now have enough tickets for your loved ones Guy Monopoly game?” asked among the guys as him and his friend ran to the prize desk to count their tickets. ” I don’t know, but when we don’t I really do not want to waste my tickets on some stupid prize, I want to wait till I have enough for that game.I have been waiting to have this game forever! It provides taken me more than 3 times coming here to have enough tickets,” said his friend. A prize that could normally cost $20 at your local Walmart may cost a lot of money here, but nobody pays awareness of the cost if they are having a great deal fun.
There was a big crowd across the Jeopardy game. Four people sat on stools before a huge screen, competing against each other to view who could answer the questions correctly and obtain the most tickets. The game is to establish just like the show you can watch at home, whoever buzzes in first with correct answer gets the most tickets. The individuals around them were shouting out answers left and right seeking to help the four that were playing; the music being as loud because it was, made it hard for that players to learn what everybody was telling them. One girl with long flowing blonde hair started yelling, “OMG I don’t know the answer! Could it be George Clooney or Brad Pitt?!” To her dismay the solution to the question was Brad Pitt. She lost the video game and lost out on the ticket jackpot; probably the most tickets went to a tall man with chestnut color hair and dark brown eyes.
This man with all the dark brown eyes and chestnut hair is the core of which our story involves. His name is Derek Foster. Derek will not look like your typical arcade junkie however i can assure you that he is. He looked like he walked right out of GQ magazine’s southern men edition and into the bar tonight. His hair is slicked back, he has a little stubble on his face, and that he is wearing wrangler jeans along with a plaid button down shirt. He has tan work boots on and a John Deer belt wrapped around his waist. With every correct answer he gets on the Jeopardy game, he lets out a “Yea!” His voice is deep and it has the tiniest hint of a southern drawl.
“I am hooked on Dave and Busters,” Derek said as he took a simple sip of beer. “I am here each week… sometimes several times. This is a good and quick escape from reality. After I get free from work on the lumber yard I really like to come here and blow some steam off- ya know play whack-a-mole and attempt my hand at Jeopardy.”
This game floor is crowded with people playing their games. While I follow Derek to his next game, I can’t help but smell the mix of alcohol, sweat, and food that is circulating through the entire entire place. The smell of the alcohol is strong; due to the fact of how many people has spilt their cup of boos on the floor while being shoved across the game floor.
We reach among Derek’s favorite games, the wheel of tickets. “This is how the video game works,” he stated with intense looking eyes. “Firstly you push the lever on the right down, now you must ensure that you push it hard or else the wheel is not going to spin. After you push the lever down all you need to do is wait and see what number the arrow lands on. Here is the easiest game and also you make the most tickets from it.” Derek put his hand on the lever and pushed down as hard as he could, the wheel should have gone around a minimum of six times before finally stopping on the number 50. Tickets began filing from the machine, but Derek did rueajv take his tickets, instead he played again and again until he had over 500 tickets. Then he folded up each of the tickets neatly and put them in his dave and busters hours.
“My goal is to buy that giant purple and black stuffed gorilla for my little sister… it is ten thousand tickets. I am just up to 50 % way there! Hopefully I will have enough tickets before her birthday which can be in 30 days,” Derek said while he stared up at the gigantic monkey.
It is merely about midnight and people begin to file out from the building one at a time. The space becomes increasingly more quiet with every person that leaves. Some are rushing towards the prize counter to cash in their tickets and having their prizes before needing to go home while some are saving their tickets so they can get yourself a better prize next time they are available in. Derek is just one of these folks. He makes certain most of his tickets are tucked tightly away in the D&B cup, slips his jacket on, and walks to his car within the brisk cold night. “Maybe next time I’ll have adequate for the gorilla, however, not today.”