Hi RHU. I'm back again. Since winning a RB award, I think I'll share one of my wonderful stories from last summer.
It was my first or second week on the job, busy season was just ramping up, and I was at the greeter position for the non-seasonal restaurant I work at; the one along the parade route.
I, personally, don't mind as the parade was about to happen and I enjoy being able to get paid to essentially watch the entertainment (especially the fireworks shows. But I digress.)
So, I've just barely finished training and I'm chatting along when the parade starts coming down. Now, if you've ever seen any parade at the park, you'll know that the streets are A) packed, and B) roped off. As I turn to watch, they finish roping off the streets for good, meaning that everyone is essentially stuck there for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Apparently this wasn't an option for one gentleman, who had to get across the street. Mind you, across the street are two of the most popular attractions in the park, a roller coaster and a water ride themed around a movie you can't buy in the United States.
This gentleman, in full view of me and at least two other cast members, takes his stroller and his wife and SHOVES his way through the crowd.
Or tries to, anyway.
As he goes, he hits another stroller from behind, rather hard ,causing the child inside to FREAK OUT.
The child starts crying and mommy is PISSED, as she should rightfully be. She starts yelling at the guy, pretty much stopping him as he goes to the rope to try and get through.
Now I'm stuck here and I have to kind of get in the middle before security gets called, I've got some latin guy from New York (the man at fault) in one ear arguing with the woman and her husband.
He pretty much refuses to admit fault by stating that "they were in his way" and also refuses to acknowledge the wife. I try my damnedest, she's swearing at him to look at her, and apologize to her son, who is still crying, and I try and referee while the husbands argue. The other wife doesn't get involved at all, I think she was too embarrassed.
Finally, the guy at fault yells "You need to control your wife before someone knocks the taste out of her stupid mouth!" at which point I blatantly insist that he leave NOW before I call security.
I had to call my manager over afterward. The poor child that got hit wet himself and just would not stop crying. We had to apologize profusely and I gave a description of the gentleman to security.
I never found out how that resolved itself. We tried to offer the lady free food, but finally she calmed down and thanked us, since none of this was our fault, and that she appreciated our efforts to try and turn the day around before commenting on her hope that security would find them and escort them from the park.
Trial by fire is apparently the easiest way to earn your ears.
...and here you have the real eye shadow N.A.T.!
Here's the story:
From 5 News:
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing $144 worth of eye shadow on Sept. 1, police say.
Brandy Allen, 31, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 3:04 p.m. and faces charges of shoplifting and disorderly conduct.
Police were called to the Ulta Beauty Store at 3835 N. Mall Ave. #1 to deal with a shoplifter, according to a preliminary report.
The caller said she saw Allen grabbing handfuls of make-up without looking at the color or labels. She didn’t appear to be checking prices, either, the report states.
Allen entered the store with an unidentified woman who tried to distract store employees by asking questions and leading them away from Allen, according to the report.
An officer arrived at the store and approached Allen. The original caller introduced herself to Allen as the general manager of the store and asked to see the contents of her purse, the report states.
Allen fumbled through her purse for several minutes before taking out several different packages of eye shadow, and as she pulled out the items, she’d run her fingers through the tops of each one, trying to make the eye shadow look used, according to the report.
She started to curse loudly saying, “No one [expletive] saw me steal anything,” the report states.
She also described the situation with two more expletives, according to the report.
The officer noted in the report that Allen’s cursing was drawing the attention of several customers and young children, the report states.
Allen continued to dig through her purse, and the store manager pointed out some red eyeliner that an employee had helped Allen get at the counter. She insisted that the eyeliner was hers, and she twisted it and broke it in half in front of the officer and store manager to make it appear used, according to the report.
The officer took Allen into custody, and the report states that the approximate value of the stolen makeup was $144.
Allen’s bond was set at $830, and at 11:45 p.m. on the same day she was booked in, she bonded out of the Washington County Detention Center, according to the jail’s intake report.
LODI, Calif. - Lodi's downtown theater complex remained closed Monday after photos surfaced of a customer being severely bit over the weekend by bed bugs allegedly at the theater.
Theater officials posted a notice on the building insisting they're "sorry", and doing a "thorough inspection". The notice doesn't make any mention of bed bug issues.
UPDATE: Late Monday afternoon, SR Entertainment Group which operates Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas, released the following statement:
On Saturday we were made aware of a negative experience one family of viewers had this Friday August 15, 2014 at our Lodi Stadium 12 Theaters. Our customers are our first priority so we acted as quickly as possible to identify any environmental concerns that may exist. We immediately closed the Auditorium in question to investigate, and as a further precaution, closed the entire theater on Sunday to allow for a more thorough inspection. Today, Monday August 18, we had a professional extermination team in to inspect the entire theatre including all public and private spaces. There was limited evidence of insect activity in a few auditoriums and we are entering a three-stage eradication phase during which time our theaters will be closed to the public. We fully expect to be open again with an all clear on Thursday August 21, 2014.
We are committed to providing a healthy and fun environment in which our customers can enjoy their entertainment experience to the fullest. We take any concerns that are brought to our attention very seriously and we look forward to enjoying the movies with you very soon.
Monday morning, several Clark Pest Control vehicles were parked in back of the building, and a Clark spokesperson said it wouldn't be unusual for a theater building to have a bed bug problem.
"I'm not surprised anywhere has a problem. We've been treating coffeehouses and libraries and office buildings for years," Darren Van Steenwyk said.
Moo Moo's Burger Barn is located two doors from the theater, and the closure is hurting the burger business.
"That's why we're here. They come to movies and they come to eat. Yesterday was a slow day, really slow. Hopefully it doesn't affect us too bad," manager Robert Rallens said.
The Garcias from Galt hadn't heard the theater was closed and were hoping to see a new Helen Mirren movie. They weren't rattled by the news.
"It's my favorite movie theater. It better open up again," Robin Garcia said.
Like mosquitoes, bed bugs dine on human blood, but they don't transmit disease, according to Van Steenwyk. He said high temperatures are often used by pest control companies to control the problem.
"Heat kills them. Roughly 122 degrees at less than a minute kills an adult," Van Steenwyk said.
My worst customer ever happened at my first job. It was a truck stop in Virginia and I was working as a cashier at the Arbys. Let's not go into how horrible the management was, or bad the truckers usually were. I got hit on every time I worked by nasty old trucker dudes.
So this customer was a trucker, and lucky me, I was the only person on the register that day. He came storming up the counter and demanded, not asked, for a bowl of chili. That was not an item on our menu, and I politely told him so. He got very angry with me and started yelling and cursing me out. It was hard to keep my cool, but I managed it, somehow.
Next he asked for a baked potato. Those we carried, but as it was nearly midnight we hadn't put anymore out to cook. I calmly explained this, and he went into a rage and tried to come across the counter at me. My manager finally took over then, and he was banned from coming back to Pilot.
I spent an hour crying in the back, and they had to have somebody walk out to my car with me afterward because we thought he was still hanging around.
I still remember you, trucker dude. If I ever see you again, I'd love to give you a bowl of hot chili. In your face.
Of course, he's not the worst.
I will never get why anybody thinks that just because one works in customer service, that person is automatically lower on the food chain.
From Huff Po;
Keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times.
A British tourist lost two fingertips on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride at Walt Disney World in Florida on Thursday, according to reports in local media and on Disney blogs.
Bo Jones, communications manager of the Reedy Creek Fire Department, told that the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers on his right hand.
There is no word yet on how the accident occurred, but WDW Theme Parks wrote on Twitter that "evidently the hand was outside the boat on the drop."
(WDW Theme Parks is an independent website and not affiliated with Disney.)
The man was treated at a local hospital and the ride was shut down for at least five hours, the fan-run Doctor Disney website said.
The ride had reopened by Thursday evening.
Sent to RHU from Nubs: NATs go on vacation!
No charges are expected against two women who were caught on camera apparently trying to steal items from a Florida beach, police said Monday.
A man, who identifies himself as "Flicky Rich" on YouTube, caught the whole thing on camera. He confronted the females who attempt to take his canopy from the beach.
In just three days, the video has more than 1 million hits on YouTube.
Contacted by FOX 13 on Monday morning, New Smyrna Beach police said the incident happened July 4 around 6:30 p.m. They received a phone call after the incident, but by the time officers arrived, the women had left the scene.
"Is that yours?" the man in the video asks the women.
"Yeah, but we don't know how to do it," said one of the women.
The man quickly reveals that the items belong to his family. After a few awkward moments, the women get angry and actually demand that he turns off the camera.
Police told FOX 13 that the man decided not to pursue charges against the women; it appears the viral nature of his shaming was enough.
Investigators said the women could have faced charges of simple battery and grand theft.
Police said the investigation is now closed.