Many thanks to our pal John for pointing out this incredible conversation at a video game store:

Customer: “My freaking fire monkey DIED! See?”

(She pulls the DS from her pocket, turns it on, enters game, and shows me that her Pokemon [a chimchar] has no HP.)

Me: “Well, I can, er, revive your “fire monkey” if you’d like.”

Customer: “What are you, some freaking Pokemon priest?! MY FIRE MONKEY IS DEAD!”

Luckily, the clerk really is a freaking Pokemon priest, and revives the fire monkey and all is well.

The real happy ending here, though, is for me, because I get to reuse the picture of a Pokemon dressed as a priest I made three years ago.

Pastor Pikachu