It's bad enough that a Massachusetts family's Target-purchased Christmas console wound up being a piece of wood in a PlayStation 4 box, but did whoever swapped it out have to draw a dick and balls on it?
According to a report by Boston's Fox 25 and the step-mother's Facebook post, nine-year-old Scott Lundy was over-the-moon when he unwrapped a PlayStation 4 box on Christmas morning, shouting, "YES THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER DAD CAN WE SET THIS UP NOW?"
So imagined how crushed he was when they opened the box and discovered a block of wood vaguely shaped like a PlayStation 4. And imagine how shocked parents Kristin and Brian were when the saw what was scrawled on the wood — "From cock and balls with love", along with a picture of those two things.
Being a father myself, I can't even. The Fox report shows a picture of a joy-filled Scott holding the box over his head pre-opening. Then this:
"He's crying and he's upset and he's in the playroom by himself and he just wants to be alone so at that point. I was crushed," said Kristin Lundy, his step-mother.
The Saugus Target location where the "system" was purchased returned the FakeStation and gave the Lundys a new one, along with a $US100 ($137) gift card and a copy of The Uncharted Collection. Excellent response, but none of that helps get the image of a young boy crying alone in the playroom on Christmas out of my head.
From Kristin's Facebook post: "This has ruined his belief in Santa."
So, to whoever did this, be it a Target customer or employee or someone at the factory pulling a prank, go f*** yourself. Seriously. I'll wait.
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