Tension Buildup and Hostility around Playing Children

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  1. Steve

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    I thought we were done with that one. I'm really sorry, but you just have my creative juices flowing.

    Can we do one where you're a security guard in the Cineplex and some hooligan teenagers come in, clearly up to no good? They're tossing popcorn all around, laughing and you think they might be on something. It's a warm, Summer day, but they're wearing hoodies, baggy coats with lots of pockets and they have saggy britches. You're pretty sure at least one of them is smuggling in some food from outside. You ask them to calm down and they openly mock you, one of them calls you a rent-a-cop, and another one even goes so far as to throw a piece of popcorn in your general direction.

    You are a slightly overweight guy, armed with a mini-mag light and your wits. You're a little bloated from a large lunch at the taco truck, and your IBSD is acting up, so you really don't want to get into a prolonged struggle, and god help you if you have to chase anyone down.

    What do you do?
     
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    you ask them if they are with the girls wearing the mini skirts in the next movie over. they leave looking for hot chicks and you have successfully passed the problem over to Tom in the next theater over, he was busting your chops for being overweight so he deserves the punks anyway.
     
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    Let out the nastiest fart and just keep farting in their direction.
     
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    That was kind of the story of my life when I did security at a night shift McDonalds.

    You talk to some of them. You fight some of them.
     
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    Run them down with your segway ben hurr style.
     
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    The Spanish (Castilian) of Spain is not that different from the Spanish of Mexico. Perhaps it is as different as the English spoken in different countries.
     
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    My first job was at mcdonalds. I wasn't even security, but was the de facto fight breaker upper.
     
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    I worked at McDonalds when I was a kid. Lasted one whole night.
     
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    I actually enjoyed it. Had fun. I liked working the grill in the back. Didn't like running the cash registers in the building, but thought drive thru was great fun. The McDs I worked at was close to Greek row near the UW campus. Lots of pretty college students.

    I'll never forget my first day. That day, I learned how to make a Filet O'Fish. :D
     
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    I worked at McD's so long ago they didn't even have a drive thru.
     
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    back when people had names like Rubble and Flintstone.

    Well, I worked there so long ago, we actually flipped burgers.
     
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    I quit my job.
     
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    Uhhh, what, they don't flip burgers any more? A machine flips them?
     
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    It might interest you all to know that they found the Facebook Killer, finally. He was in a McDonald's parking lot. (Lol) :)
     
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    They started using clam shell grills in the late 80s. Basically, like a giant George Foreman grill. Sort of.
     
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    I am pretty sure lots of bad guys are scooped up in or around McDonald's.
     
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    I remember a friend telling me one of McDonald's meat factory employees fell into the meat grinder in the late-80's, supposedly it was on the news. I would've been too young to remember.
     
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    Nope. Far from it, in fact. There are several different dialects of Spanish spoken, and some of them are at least as different as British English and American English.
     
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    Spent several minutes translating and giving basic information about what was going on one morning in court for a woman. She's nodding along and letting me go on. My Spanish isn't perfect -- but it's at least adequate enough for communication.

    Of course, it just might have helped if she told me she didn't speak Spanish instead of letting me yammer at her. :confused::p:rolleyes: She looked Latino, and her name was "Hispanic-enough" sounding...
     
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    You want a serious reply? Why was your phone dead?. Your knife is a useless issue; nothing you've said suggests lethal force was justified, and even if it was -- your role as a guard almost always is detect, observe, and report. Why did the guy have to be "removed" from the property? Have you tried simply asking him to leave? Amazing how often a simple request solves a problem... but nothing you posted here in the OP or later suggest that you tried that. (What's the difference between an innocent bystander and a customer or a child?)
     
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