PSA: Wash Your Hands Before You Pick Up the Controller
Ancient Buddhist proverb: "A wise console owner will make his pack-in controller last a generation, but a poor man will cover it in f**king grease and other crap within weeks."
The language may sound antiquated by today's standards, but I think the meaning still rings true. Why the hell would you pick up your controller with nasty hands!?
I get it when you walk into a store and the demo kiosk for a game features a console with the nastiest controller you've ever seen. That's what people do in public; make a mess of everything and embarrass themselves. But how can one justify the unfair treatment of a friends or one's own possessions?
I've seen many a worn and mistreated video game controller in my day and I must say, it saddens my heart. My Xbox 360 controller is still in moderate condition after a decade of extensive play time. That's no brag, that's respect for all things beautiful in nature.
So next time you pick up your controller after eating McDonalds or four hours of excessive masturbation just consider this ancient proverb: "Do unto gamepads as you would have gamepads do unto you..."