chewing tobacco

I hate how Skyrim and Fallout 4 do that bullshit scaling enemy difficulty shit that results in every late game enemy being a ridiculous meatslab that can shrug off 6 grenades to the face.

Half the fun of RPGs is leveling up and becoming a fucking monster and liquidating enemies you used to be scared of. That’s the point of building a character and making them stronger over the course of the game.

Remember when you were sneaking to Novac because you knew a legion assassin party would fucking murder you after you just couldnt resist blowing off Vulpes Inculta’s smug grin? Now you’re kicking down the gates of the fort with Boone and a trail carbine and blowing away Praetorian Guards with a mouth full of chewing tobacco and a head full of empty.

Compare that to Skyrim where every enemy is a Draugr Deathlord and every fight takes ten minutes because you leveled up your smithing and didn’t pick all the combat perks. I had to stop playing Fallout 4 because I was sick of drugged out half starved Raiders taking mini nukes to the face and losing as much health as stubbing a toe.

TL;DR there’s a big difference between “This is too easy” and “I’ve earned the right for this to be easy”

Okay, so I work at a gas station part time. It’s in a small, everybody-knows-everybody kinda town. My family had owned it for ~15 years. Our chewing tobacco is behind the counter, but at the end where the counter opens up to the rest of the store. Regulars have been known to grab their own chew, which is ILLEGAL in my state. I have been trying for 5 years to break them of this habit, but it’s hard when my coworkers don’t seem to give a fuck.

Anyway, last weekend during my shift, a customer I had never seen before grabbed his own tobacco. I was busy on the register, so I waited to say something until he was checking out.

Me: Just so you know, you’re not allowed to self-serve tobacco products in the state of [my state].

Him: What does that mean?

Me: You’re legally not allowed to come behind the counter to get your own chew.

Him: I’ve been doing it for 15 years.

Me: Okay, but you’re not supposed to.

Him: Must be a new law.

Me: No, it’s not.

Him: Well no one else has said anything to me, so I’m not going to stop.

Me: Its illegal and could get you and the store in a lot of trouble.

Him: I really don’t give a fuck.

And then he walked out. I was fucking irate.

I think chew is sexy. Don't judge me.

It’s impossible not to when you’re a redneck and a softball player. All the guys I hang out with are baseball players and they all do it, and I’m just so used to it, that I couldn’t imagine a boyfriend that didn’t do it, ‘cause where I’m from all the guys do it. I find it manly and sexy. Go ahead, judge me, see what I care. ;)