April 05, 2004
Some times there's no time to have time: The Musical
Last night's assortment of leftover children numbered seven, but as these were all high-school-aged I mercilessly kicked them out into the cold to wait for their rides. Today is another 11am to midnight for me, after all, and a girl's got to get her beauty sleep...
At least I started my day with a good laugh...today's In My World really needed a soundtrack, though.
Sometimes, between movies, I am struck with insights of great moment. Just last night it occurred to me that when the facts don't support your thesis, you can "interpret" the facts until they do. I'm pretty sure Reuters does this already, however, so there may not be any commercial application to my discovery....
Oh, and I want to remark at length on this post of Johnny's some time after Spring Break is over and I go back to working my normal 50 hours a week, so somebody remind me if I forget...
Posted by Susie at April 5, 2004 08:16 AM
I'm still thinking you should look at the E-bay thing. You'd only have to sell one, I'm thinking.
Just let me know when Spring Break is over in your neck of the woods, and I'll be sure to remind you. :)
Susie: Just a thought, as I used to deal with lawyers and lawsuits all the time... I agree with the thought of kicking the kids out in the cold, after all, if their parents don't give s shit, why should you. However, all it will take is just one little incident to bring a lawsuit shitstorm down on you personally and your business professionally. By just making them go wait outside at night in the dark and cold, you open yourself up on a basis of negligence - you "knew" or "should have known" that by making them wait outside, something bad and evil could befall the little turds. Therefore you are liable for the evil that did befall them. Whether they freeze or get a cold or get mugged or get kidnapped, it will all be YOUR FAULT. Now, I'm not an attourney, but maybe you should retink that one.
Actually, Barkeep, the likihood was much greater that those seven young men would cause some evil to befall someone or something else--I could not get them out of there fast enough, especially since one of them apparently kept asking my concessions clerk if he was going to leave me all alone there... These were NOT children, even though they did not drive there themselves, and if I have to choose between the risk of being sued and the risk of being gang-raped, well, I'll take the first risk, thanks.