One of the most surprising things that happened while I was working at the Princess Mary Restaurant was during a time when a new game was being played a lot by the children who visited the restaurant.
The game was called Roblox and apparently you needed Robux to enjoy the game because that was the in game currency.
I remember I would see tons of kids coming into the restaurant after school and trading free Robux with each other. It was kind of interesting because I had no idea what the game was or how it was played, it was definitely the hottest game at the time. Sort of like how World of Warcraft became super popular when it came out.
From time to time the children would make a loud ruckus about their game. I was curious, what could they be possibly making so much noise about so I did look up the game at one point.
Apparently it’s a sandbox game in which you build your own virtual world and can invite your friends to join and play with you.
Definitely sounds like a very social game which is good. Kids should be playing TOGETHER rather than alone, in my opinion.
One interesting event that I remembered distinctly was when one child stood on top of a restaurant table and yelled out happily “YES I GOT FREE ROBUX”.
I think back then the kids found some kind of website similar to this one: Free Robux Generator. And they were using these generator sites to get as much Robux as they needed.
It was a cool little trick and I can see why they would be super excited to find something like this, especially if it worked.
The most surprising thing of this all is that most of the time the parents of these children were no where to be found.
I’m all for letting kids have their freedom, but sending a group of 14-15 year olds into a restaurant on their own sounds like they’d make the place their playground.
Luckily for me, the boy standing on a table was the most extreme case that I’ve seen.