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I’m Team Rocket

I work at a games retailer.  Sure I’ve got some horror stories involving demanding managers, annoying children and irate customers (there was a lady who told me that “This would never happen in the horsing business” whatever that means) but this story is about the perks.

I get to talk about video games all day, and I get a small percentage off my games, but the best part… I steal Pokémon. 

Whenever a new Pokémon cartridge comes in as a trade, I’ll start it up and take a look at what monsters were left behind.  Some legendaries on one cart, some of the rarer ones on another.  Sometimes I even get event Pokes.

I’ve completed the dex entirely by taking Pokémon from traded games.

It’s a pretty good gig.