So I took the family to a great location in Bethesda, MD yesterday called VUK. I've been there several times but never brought my wife and kid. The wife is really over pinball but she still puts up with it. My son likes to play and has some good skills but is generally more interested in video games
Anyway we are in the area and stop In because I don't get up there all that often. My son spots an IMDN in the lineup, and gets super excited because they are his favourite band - even took him to see them last summer.
A guy is on the IMDN, playing for a minute or two but then catches the ball and has a looong conversation with some other guy, plays some more, talks to the guy.. my
Son is standing next to the guy clutching quarters for 15 minutes, and he doesn't get off
The machine. We order a slice of pizza and a drink. Eat that. The guy is still on the machine. My son and I play Star Wars.. he is still on IMDN. All told, we are there for 45 minutes and we end up having to go - nobody gets a game in. So here's my question - what the hell?? How do you not get off a machine after 45
Minutes with an 8 year old kid standing next to you?
This guy looked about 50, so no excuses for being young.
What's the general level of ettiquette for this situation? Am I off base asking him when he's going to be done, or to just plain take a break? He was racking up good scores (500M I think) so he's obviously gotten in a lot of time playing it. Very disappointing.