Pardon the pun, but today's Bronies are not bucking the trend of being socially awkward and borderline mean for no discernible reason.
Brony #1: I guess I'll get this since I subscribe to it. But I also want to cancel it.
Me: Sure thing. Just My Little Pony Friends Forever or all of the My Little Pony books.
B1: ALL of them. Fuck. They're so confusing. Like, why do they have to be so fucken complicated? Just show us the good ponies, and move on to another story. Fuck.
I resist telling him that these are stories for children, and that he is a thirty-something year old dude who should be able to follow them because, admittedly, I pretty much blacked out trying to read one. Not because it was complicated but because it was colored by glucose demons.
Me: Well, the only books on your subscription are the My Little Pony comics. So you want me to cancel your subscription, right?
B1: No. Just the pony books.
Me: O....k. What else do you subscribe to? Would you like to add something else?
B1: No. I just want my subscription but no books.
Me: Of course. Sure. Makes sense.
B1: Fucken ponies.
An hour later, Brony #2 comes in.
B2: The Holiday Special isn't in my box?
B2: There's a My Little Pony Holiday special and I should have it because I'm subscribed to My Little Pony, but it's not in my box.
Me: Oh, that doesn't come out until Wednesday.
B2: It says it comes out this week.
Me: Yes. New comics come out on Wednesday. So if you come in Wednesday or after Wednesday, the book should be in your folder.
B2: It better be.
Really? This is a book FOR CHILDREN. I'm about to ban anyone over the age of fourteen from subscribing to it unless they have children. Because the kids who read it have been pretty across the board awesome, as the comic is supposed to be about patience, tolerance, and friendship, something these twenty and thirtysomethings seem to not understand.