I work for a promotions company for cell phones and was in the electronic section in walmart. Lots of people assume I work there, despite my uniform not being blue. But I still am always happy to help if I can.
So this young polite kid ask me if I had GTAIV in the bargain bin and I said I had seen it there the day before. But it was a deep bin and he asked me to come help look, I obliged but it wasn't in there. So I took him to the display case and they had the version with the DLC included for $30. So I went back with him to his mom and she said it was more expensive than the $15. I informed her you are getting essentially 3 games in one, and it should last 50-60hrs or more. He was the one who was paying for it too. But they didn't sell it to him because he needed his mom at the check out.
She was surprised it was 17+ and said no he can't have it. And asked my opinion on the game. I said there is a lot of violence and swearing but I had been playing these types of games since I was his age as well. The kid really wanted the game, and I felt very sympathetic towards him. So I said "these days kids are exposed to a lot especially in school, so it's swearing he's heard before, "if he's polite still in front of you [his mother] then this game won't have a radical effect on him." She still seemed conflicted. I should note the kid was agreeing with me wholeheartedly and repeating phrases I was saying like: "I'm already exposed" lol. I asked her if he played any other violent games like COD, and she said yes. That seemed to have closed the deal, as I said that had the same rating.
I said it's ultimately her decision and it's totally up to her on she wants to handle it. But the kid looks like he really has his heart set on that game.
So I see them buy it and thank me and I said have a nice holiday.
I played GTAIV and DLC when they first came out, so only after I started to recall the sex and drug references. But I just hope the kid has the sense to power down the game/pause it at those parts if his mom walks in.