Eight-Year-Old Damages His Handheld, Apologizes to Nintendo Instead of Getting Pa to Swear at Call Center

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bill-swift - February 5, 2016

Now, it's not often that you'll find the public apologizing to big business. It's not freaking ever, come to that. It'll always be the other way around, when they're grovelling and/or making PRtastic excuses for the latest scandal. Y'know, Burger King's horse patties and that sort of stuff.

After all, these bastards spend their days raping the planet and dodging taxation for their own bastardly gains. We don't owe them much in the way of sorrys. But you know what children are like. Here's a story to warm even the hardest Ego-man's icy heart.

Over Japan way, an eight-year-old boy carelessly wanged his 3DS into his bag, which also contained a thermos. This was clearly a renegade, livin' on the edge kind of kid with no effs to give, because he failed to tighten the lid on the cup. Spill-amundo.

Electronics, as we know, don't generally enjoy this sort of thing. You'd think this called for a couple hours bitching at an unfortunate customer services team over the phone, with lots of being put on hold and/or wanting to die. But that's not how they do things in Japan, where everyone's super-polite. It's like being in Canada, but the porn's less creepy.

And so there was this, a handwritten letter of apology to Nintendo for getting the console wet:

‘I apologize for accidentally getting [my 3DS] wet. I'd like to think I've already resigned myself to not seeing my 3DS, which is always with me. From here on out, I aim to close my thermos' lid correctly. I am truly sorry.'

Where did we change from that, to the raging-at-call-centers cynics we are as adults? There's a lesson here.

Via Nintendo Life

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