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    Ok be honest

    How often did u play pinball at the local convenience store growing up?

    For me it was just about a after school ritual lol.
    Poor store owner.

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    Never, my parents never allowed us to play the games or machines at the exits of stores. My dad told me, "if you have time to be uptown, I'll buy more animals for you to feed and clean up after."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    How often did u play pinball at the local convenience store growing up?

    For me it was just about a after school ritual lol.
    Poor store owner.

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    Never, but my Uncle owned the pool hall in our town where I became a pool shark.
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    THis is probably age and location oriented. Pin ball was a biggie for me at the Winchell's Donuts shop downtown. I renewed my interest at the college coffee shop to the detriment of my studies ;-)
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    No such luck in my small town. The corner store was a two mile walk one way. Sometimes I went just to get a root-beer float though.

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    Never have played one in my 71 years! When I was a sweet little boy, you never played pinball machines, pool or went into a bowling alley...it was suppose to make you go blind ... or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    No such luck in my small town. The corner store was a two mile walk one way...
    As a 'country boy,' It was pretty much the same for me. Rode the big yellow bus to/from school, then farm work. Didn't get to experience pinball until college. Never did get 'hooked' on it.
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    Not pinball so much, but Pole Position at the local arcade was my go to. Mostly because all the other games always had lines. Had my name on the wall for quite awhile with the high score. At the local Safeway they had a spaceship game called Scrambler. Never saw it anywhere else though. I played it a bunch, but my brother was addicted for sure as we walked by the Safeway on the way to and from school everyday.

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    Nope, at best it was a solid seven plus miles to town and I don't remember the shops there having pinball, it was a pretty small town.

    They do have one in the break room at work, and I work with a couple fellows who are quite good (one played professionally for a while). For a while there was quite a bit time spent on that by some of them but since they started out about a 100x better than me with no experience I never played it much.

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