September 07, 2004

What is wrong with people? Part XXVII

Thanks to my beloved Pixy Misa I now understand why last night a complete ^#!*@&# stepped though the open door to our utility closet and flipped the drain switch on our waterheater so that a torrent of water roiled out so quickly it overran the drain basin and flooded through into the men's room. Not just because he is an ^#!*@&#, but because I and the cleaner (who had left the door ajar because she was hurrying to finish up so she could get home to be with her kids) who had to mop up the mess while he finished watching his movie in smug triump at having stuck it to the man, are not part of his monkeyspace. Later, I prayed for God to smite him (preferably with a flat tire, but a thrown rod would do as well), but that was before I learned about the monkeysphere. Now that I understand the root causes of his behavior, I plan to hunt him down and eviscerate him myself.

Of course, I plan a lot of stuff I never get around to, like taking a vacation or getting my hair cut or buying new shoes, so eviscerating that ^#!*@&# may take awhile. Especially since the only description of him the cleaner could give me was he was wearing white shorts. But from now on I am going to give every man I see wearing white shorts a hard look. That'll learn him.

Posted by Susie at September 7, 2004 12:39 PM

I am so sorry this person, whoever he is, treated you so horribly.
While the "monkeysphere" idea may explain behvaiour it doesn't excuse immoral behaviour. The jerk was a jerk, because he could do it and get away with doing
it. Whether or not any movie goer returns home thinking nice thoughts about you or not has nothing to do with how they should treat you, and the how they should treat the place they are visiting.
ie, he is a jerk, he behaved like a jerk, and if you could find out who he is I would tell you report him to the police, because what he did was vanalize the theatre. And that should result in a ban from all movie theatres owned by whoever the owner is, for some good amount of years, as well as repayment for any damage, and the cost of the extra work you and your staff needed to do to clean up after him.
I know it is unlikely, but hope you can find him.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at September 7, 2004 03:20 PM

Sorry about your crappy night! I don't know why idiots do the things that idiots do. However, now you have a description, albeit very vague. Evisceration of all white shorts wearers might be a little extreme, but cracking them in the head while screaming, "Drain MY water heater, will ya!", will definitely make them (and others) think twice about such actions.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 8, 2004 02:28 AM

[buries incriminating white shorts in back yard]

Posted by: Harvey at September 8, 2004 06:57 AM