Thursday, July 15, 2010

Go Ahead and Charge this to the Game!

Editor's Note: I wrote this back in February. Someone said "charge it to the game" a few days ago and reminded me of this. I felt the need to repost. Enjoy.

There I was standing in an aisle at the grocery store trying to figure out which vanilla extract to get (sidebar: yeah, don’t get the imitation or your ass might be going back to the store).

Then the guy next to me said, “damn, prices keep going up.”

I nodded my head in agreement and offered, “yeah, it’s crazy.”

He replied with, “I guess you have to do what you gotta do *sigh* I’ll just get this and go ahead and charge it to the Game.”

He walked away and I stood there puzzled. His last statement made me wonder, who was he and what gave him the authority to charge some piecrust to the Game?

As a matter of fact, who the eff is the “Game” and why are so many people charging things to it?

I know it’s not Game the rapper.

As my mind wandered, I wondered many other things about this mysterious Game. How good is the Game’s credit? What type of credit limit does the Game have? Who the hell pays the Game’s balance due? And how the hell do you get the authority to charge things to it? Is there a credit check? Probably not, because waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many black folks charge things to the Game and you know their credit scores are (insert the rest of stereotype here). Perhaps the Game offers those pre-paid Rush Card that you deposit money into (or street cred or some other form of currency). I don't know.

Well, according to Urban Dictionary, “Charge it to the Game” is a phrase that means: “a life learned lesson; an expression used by a person when that person does not feel accountable for a certain chain of events or there is nothing one can do about a certain situation; When something doesn't go the way you want it to or you do something wrong, and there is nothing you can do to change it.”

But what does Urban Dictionary really know.

You know with everyone over charging things to the Game, I’m surprised Obama hasn’t dug into his Negro dialect bag of tricks and said, “Damn, this deficit is kicking our ass. Biden, go ahead and charge this to the Game!” Or maybe he has. Or maybe Biden has. Yeah, Biden probably has.

"Mr. President, the Game is a big fucking deal!"

Yeah, I can see that.

You know what? I’m going to start abusing my charging power to the Game too.

I’m going out Saturday night, buying out the bar and when the tab comes, I’m charging it to the Game. And when I go to jail for that shit, I’m charging my bail to the Game too. And my defense attorney, he’ll be charged to the Game as well. It will be one hell of a Game charging frenzy. I might even charge a nice suit to wear to court to the Game.

Sometimes I do feel bad for the Game though. Why? Because the Game is probably some old white man with an AMEX Black Card pissed with all this identity fraud. He’s probably looking at his card statement right now like, “who the hell charged getting caught cheating on my card?! Dfasdfkdaflekasfdhek.”

Or perhaps the Game isn’t a person at all but yet another overused bit of language corrupted by its mainstream use, causing it to have lost its initial meaning.

Nah, that can’t be it.

Either way, go ahead and charge this post to the Game and throw in a charge for yourself too and get something nice.

PS: if you didn’t sense the sarcasm, throat chop yourself for good measure. Thanks, Management

Follow me:
Follow the madness:
Check out more from The Mad Bloggers

1 comment:

  1. OMG! This NEVER stops being the FUNNIEST post I've probably read in my whole life!!! Damn, I busted a lung laughing so hard... guess I'll get a new one and CHARGE IT TO THE GAME!!!