Adam ate a hand full of Wasaby. It nearly did him in.
Let me back up. A bunch of guys went to GenCon over the long weekend. Long for them anyway. The stories are always great when they come back. I'll try to figure out if I can post some pictures. They are on Google Plus so maybe not.
Every year, they go to a sushi place. It is a nice place. They make you take off your shoes and sit at one of those low tables. John nearly went through one of the paper walls. Adam, goaded on by Jake, ate a hand full of Wasaby. He literally choked it down. He was sweating and cough. Brian tels the story that Adam slowly stood up, put on his shoes, and staggered to the bathroom. Adam had that look on his face of absolute concentration. You know the one. If you loose concentration you are going to loose "it".
The price of his trouble was three favors from Jake. I am not privileged to know the stipulation of what a "favor" is in this context. I imagine it boils down to being the one to order food on Adam's turn at some gathering or means of manipulation in a game of some sort.
After chuckling at this story, there was a heated debate about a free game. That is, a $50 game that was given away for free at the show. John was complaining that Brian just left his swag copy in the hotel room. The argument was that Brian should have brought it back so someone else could use the free initial purchase price of $50 and the complementary free first month to try the game out. Brian's tung in cheek argument was that he didn't care enough about any one around here to have bother packing it away. Brian can be contrary just for the heck of it. John can be that guy who pokes just to poke. I feel quite privileged to have witnessed it. Kind of wished I could have caught it on video.