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2003-09-18 09:14:37 AM
yes it is!!!
 
2003-09-18 09:14:43 AM
Oh, I would disagree.
 
2003-09-18 09:15:11 AM
shiat happends in every business.. definately no reason to go and throw employees around.
 
2003-09-18 09:15:18 AM
After a series of delays the tape finally appeared in the end of June, and after all this the shop had managed to lose the raw footage. This final bit of bungling was too much for the infuriated groom, who kicked an advertising sign on the way out of the store, something that prompted a sharp reaction from a woman working there.

I'd be pissed, too. But it isn't an excuse to hit a woman. Nonetheless, she should have had the foresight to be quiet and get out of the man's way. Call the cops, lady!
 
2003-09-18 09:15:25 AM
The enraged customer was sentenced to 75 days in prison, 45 of them suspended

By the genitals?
 
2003-09-18 09:17:20 AM
He got married, of course he was bound to go postal once the realization set in.
 
2003-09-18 09:19:00 AM
Since when is basic assault farkworthy? What makes this story more interesting than the unworthy ones?
 
2003-09-18 09:20:03 AM
Want to bet......they're lucky I wasn't there.......
 
2003-09-18 09:23:56 AM
Unfreakable -- I agree.

This guy had every right to be mad. I'd probably kick a sign or two myself. But dont go and hit a woman that responds to it. If that's how he reacts to a woman making him mad, he's in for a troubled marraige.
 
2003-09-18 09:25:27 AM
Maybe he just wanted breakfast.

 
2003-09-18 09:26:16 AM
Such a lucky bride.

Can we say "anger issues" boys and girls? I knew we could!
 
2003-09-18 09:26:20 AM
What else is on?
 
JPN
2003-09-18 09:31:57 AM
you bet it's a good reason.
 
2003-09-18 09:33:38 AM
it totally is a good reason.
 
2003-09-18 09:46:22 AM
I beg to differ.....
 
2003-09-18 09:50:21 AM
in my book
 
2003-09-18 09:51:52 AM
I was unfortunate enough to work in retail. I truly doubt it was that lady's fault that everything was farked up.
I was also not stupid enough to provoke an already angry customer, though. Well, not if I wasn't holding a bat, anyways.
 
2003-09-18 09:55:35 AM
I had a similar experience. My wife called about our video and the guy screamed at her (this was about 8 months after the wedding). I called back and the guy said my wife was a liar and threatened me. I hung up and was going to go down there when she said he would drop like a biatch and sue me. I figured she was right so I stopped and picked up a friend. My friend walked in and kicked the living shiat out of him (which I was able to see because the storefront was all glass).
 
2003-09-18 09:55:49 AM
Says you.
 
2003-09-18 09:59:48 AM
This final bit of bungling was too much for the infuriated groom, who kicked an advertising sign on the way out of the store, something that prompted a sharp reaction from a woman working there.

What does that mean, "sharp reaction"? Did she start screaming at him? Did she curl into a corner and start crying? What?

There's no reason to hit a salesperson (man or woman), but it might not have been completely unprovoked.

Uncalled for, yes. But unprovoked? Not enough info in the story.
 
2003-09-18 10:02:14 AM
Well, then what does justify beating up incompetents?
 
2003-09-18 10:26:15 AM
TheSnacky

Yeah, too many farkers seem to be implying that him losing his temper and hitting the woman were justified.

I think he WAS justified in losing his temper. Any of us would be pissed in the same situation. But when you start hitting people, you are out of control.
 
2003-09-18 10:28:18 AM
Uncompetince is in the I of the bee holder.
 
2003-09-18 10:38:07 AM
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
2003-09-18 10:40:11 AM
Bah, why beat up what an innocent sales clerk. Pretend you're in the U.S. and sue for emotional damage due to the unconquerable loss of visual proof of shoving wedding cake in each other's faces.
 
2003-09-18 10:41:15 AM
no tip for the guy I guess
 
2003-09-18 10:43:37 AM
Oops, I meant "why beat up what probably was an innocent sales clerk". I should proofread more carefully, sorry.
 
2003-09-18 10:47:47 AM
Well, then what does justify beating up incompetents?

The attitude.

Apologetic and trying really hard to do it right = no beating.

"F*ck off. They don't pay me enough to care." = beating. Oh, such a beating.
 
2003-09-18 11:08:22 AM
They lost the original footage. That alone would piss me off!!
 
2003-09-18 11:10:19 AM
Pretend you're in the U.S. and sue for emotional damage due to the unconquerable loss of visual proof of shoving wedding cake in each other's faces.

And that is one more reason I'm happy I'm not living in the US. People over there seems to sue eachother for the slightest and most stupidly things - like a thief sueing a homeowner for calling the cops on him (no, I havn't seen it, but I got a hunch I will soon).
 
2003-09-18 11:20:30 AM
But it isn't an excuse to hit a woman.

If that's how he reacts to a woman making him mad, he's in for a troubled marraige.


Ahhhhh, the old double standard rears its ugly head.

Look people. Women have been protesting for equal rights for a long, long time. Well, they're going to have to take the good with the bad. Equal opportunities for an asskicking along with equal opportunities for pay.

If I'm in a bar, and a chick hits me, I'm not going to play the chivalrous part and simply walk away. I'm going to hit her right back.

However, don't think that simply because a man's willing to hit a woman in a barfight or in an altercation over bad business that he's destined to be an abusive husband. You treat your significant other different from other people in a lot of aspects, including how you handle disagreements and confrontations.

How many times have y'all seen a girl smack a guy in the face in high school? Nobody says that she's destined to become an abusive wife.
 
2003-09-18 11:23:26 AM
Was Terry Tate somehow involved?
 
2003-09-18 11:28:06 AM
Tale of Evil "Customer Service":

I go to a local video rental store. I look for a certain movie. It is not on the shelf. I ask the "person" behind the counter about it. He looks it up.

"Uh yeah there should be one, it's not on the..." He gets a funny look on his face, then changes it to a poker-face, "shelf...sometimes customers move them and stuff."

Suspicious, I go over to the shelves and ask the other employee for the same movie. He checks behind the desk and finds one under the counter.

**Conclusion: Asshat hid that copy so he could rent it himself, didn't want to tell me**

Two days later:

I return the movie. I grab a candy bar, approach the check-out counter and ask about another new release. The same "person" checks his stacks, I move three steps to the right and help him check. We move back to the register. A woman has approached and placed her movie on the counter. I reach over to move my candy bar forward, and the "person" behind the counter begins ringing up the woman's movie.

I walk out. He doesn't say anything to me as I leave.

Next day:

I visit the store again. "It" has just played a joke on a customer pretending that their credit card had been declined.

"You were probably freaking out when I went for the sissors" It laughs.

Then "It" puts the Sopranos up on the store's monitors, while many parents with very young children are browsing. I notice one parent hastily grab their seven-year-old and exit the store.

**We have a rule in California: Three strikes and you're out**
 
2003-09-18 11:29:32 AM
Let's see. They provide extraordinarily bad service. Lose the original video. Then she makes a smart aleck comment because he is angry. Totally justified. You get this crap all of the time because there are never any consequences to toadies that mess up and then get angry at you because of it. Anyone ever had to deal with a public utility company? Talk about attitude and third rate service to the raised to a power. Smack a few of them around and service would improve. Definitely. Anyone doubt she'll think twice about being "sharp" with a customer in the future?

/Violence is the answer.
 
2003-09-18 11:40:30 AM
He pushed her, and she got "serious injuries to her neck, head and jaw"???

They can't have been too serious if he only served 30 days.
 
2003-09-18 12:05:46 PM
er... seniramsetatsdetinu, I don't think that "sharp reaction" equals "smart aleck comment". We don't even know if she was the one that dealt with him about the video; she may have not even witnessed the exchange. I wouldn't tolerate someone coming into my workplace and kicking shiat around.

That having been said, I know from experience that someone who is pissed off enough to kick something really wants to kick a person, and to stay out of their way--if they keep it up and cause damage, call a cop. If someone assaults me, though, I'm getting a permit to carry--as someone said in another thread (quoting The Untouchables), if they send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue; that's the Chicago way.
 
2003-09-18 12:29:38 PM
Someone said: "But it isn't an excuse to hit a woman."

SchlongFo replied: "Ahhhhh, the old double standard rears its ugly head."

I agree with both of you. That guy had no business hitting anyone - ridiculous tantrum, out of control.

But I bristle when I hear "no excuse to hit a woman." It sure was no excuse to hit her in this case, but SchlingFo is right - we aren't farking porcelain. Take me off that pedestal. If I hit a man, I expect him to hit back or do what he has to in self-defense. Equality means not seeing gender first. (It also means wiping out domestic abuse, on both sides - ah dreams).

But let me reiterate - No one has any excuse to hit others in the first place. You'd have to be assaulting me (or my loved one) before I'd lash out physically at another.

Hey man, did Sharon Stone in Total Recall teach you nuthin'?

/rant mode off - too much tea this morning.
 
2003-09-18 02:21:10 PM
Hey man, did Sharon Stone in Total Recall teach you nuthin'?

If you feed that thing blondes, it will still be hungry.
 
2003-09-18 02:49:20 PM
Evolution is Natures way of dealing with stupidity.

Dumb enough to get smart with someone you've screwed over, too dumb to be in the gene pool.

We've replaced evolution with Civil Service jobs.
 
2003-09-18 03:08:25 PM
If it were last night I'd have thrashed the rapscallion.

Twenty minutes for a margarita my aunt fanny!
 
2003-09-18 04:33:37 PM
When you can't deliver the goods, especially photographs and videos (trust me on that), DO NOT make any attempt to piss off the customer. It's just stupid.

Apologetic and trying really hard to do it right = no beating.

"F*ck off. They don't pay me enough to care." = beating. Oh, such a beating.


Preach it, brother!
 
2003-09-18 05:23:20 PM
reminds me of the sizzler waiter with the syrup and all, and getting caught, what a dumb shiat
 
2003-09-18 05:44:00 PM
What if the person serving you is Basil Faulty?
 
2003-09-18 06:14:37 PM
Nanookanano: you didn't see the episode where Basil Fawlty
gets his lights knocked out by one particularly Irate
customer, did you? I think it was the "hotel inspectors"
episode...
 
2003-09-19 02:26:03 AM
If they lost the raw footage, meaning the actual unedited video of the wedding, me personally I'd sue their asses.
 
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