August 24, 2003


I like people. It's customers I can't stand.
Well, not all customers. There is the occasionally decent human being who realizes that customer service industry personel a) might actually have feelings and b) aren't doing this job solely because they have an I.Q. in the lower double digits and are hence unfit for "real" work, like telemarketing or ditch-digging. But it seems like those people get fewer and fewer all the time.

And some (again, it seems like more all the time) not only have no respect for other people's property, they actually think that taking anything that's not nailed down is acceptable behavior (apparently that $1 they paid for admission entitles them to "all you can grab"). People have stolen our salt shakers. One week we "lost" a record five. Several times when our restroom soap dispensers had run dry (due to supply order problems ) or been broken by vandals and we bought pump hand soap from the store to tide us over, those were stolen. But last night was the capper...someone stole the rope we use to block off the larger theater when we clean it. A rope! Unfreakingbelievable.....

I blame our school system, where teaching "morals" is equated with teaching, for everyone who has attended a public school in the last twenty years: Stealing is Bad.

Posted by Susie at August 24, 2003 02:35 PM

Are absolutely sure the projectionist didn't just use it to hang himself? Hey, and as for the other stuff, did ya'll exorcize that poltergeist out of the projection booth yet? I am bettin' that is the real culprit behind these strange thefts.

Uh, $1 admission? You work at the dollar movie? Gearge! I think I love you! My lifelong dream has been to own a dollar movie theater, and be the best over-priced popcorn, candy and soda pop vendor in the entire world. ;)

Posted by: Tiger at August 24, 2003 03:59 PM

Damn, either I misspelled George or Garage, you decide. ;)

Posted by: Tiger at August 24, 2003 04:00 PM

I do suppose it could be Gearage, but then I am not sure that is actually a word.

Posted by: Tiger at August 24, 2003 04:01 PM

Uh, I'm the projectionist (that's one reason why we only charge $ of these days I will learn how the focus button works...)

Posted by: Susie at August 24, 2003 05:33 PM

It's amazing what some people will steal, just because it isn't nailed down.

Posted by: Ted at August 25, 2003 09:00 AM

One time Prince gave a concert in Japan and had giveaway seat cushions in the first few rows. The Japanese kids left them there because no one explicitly said that they could take them...

Posted by: glenn at August 25, 2003 08:50 PM