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Postby Z06Biker » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:23 pm

I'll admit I've spat in food before.
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Postby Snowman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:25 pm

I work as a server, and when I go out and eat, I do my best to be respectful and polite, as I've carried enough trays of food and drinks to make me not respect what they do (yes it can be a hard job). It also goes a long way as people who come into our restaurant can be rather cheap, wanting something for free, or looking to cause trouble but thankfully that is only 5% of the people that come in. Z, if you don't mind me asking, I see your in LA, where specifically?, I live about 10 minutes from magic mountain and it's interesting to see other people on the boards who are from the area.

But really, respect and politeness go a long way like Z06 said, and working in these service jobs can change the way you view yourself and others and want better. You both know how this industry is like and I thank you both for being appreciative of what we at work almost each and every day....also ew on spatting on the food...
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Postby Z06Biker » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:04 pm

Snowman wrote:....also ew on spatting on the food...


LOL. Didn't say I was proud of it. Simply saying I admit to doing stupid things in my younger, edgier days. Like totaling a bike and two cars while showing off (all separate occasions); permanently herniating two spinal discs from a massive bar brawl; being covered in tattoos -- half of which I regret; and having lost several relationships over alcohol (which is why I don't drink anymore).

It's amazing what age and time will do to your priorities and sense of self.

And, I live on the westside of LA. Or as some here like to say, "the only side that matters." ;)
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Postby Snowman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:46 pm

Wow, you must have had a crazy life, and some of those experiences sound pretty crazy. And it's good you don't drink anymore, that stuff can wreck your life. One of my co-workers was like that too until he met his wife, and when they decided to get married, as a promise to her, he stopped drinking.

"The Only side that matters"...lol. I take it your in Beverley Hills-Santa Monica area?
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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:30 pm

I've told my story a hundred times but I use to not like credit cards at all but got tired of using my debit card and cash based system. I spent more time being a rebellious person that was against the "system." All of a sudden this light switch turned on and I wanted to be part of corporate america and the 1% as well as looking at luxury items and wanted to be better for myself. So now obsessing about credit and what not I considered AmEx Platinum as the ultimate person that has their credit together so that is my goal.

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Postby djrez4 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:45 pm

Z06Biker wrote:Perhaps DJ to lawyer to P.I.?


It's already part of the job; we do some collections work for local HOAs and domesticate judgments for out of state creditors.

Being a P.I. doesn't pay as well, though.

I once played a desert rave out your way, back in 1998 or so. It was pretty cool to hang out in the middle of nowhere with a giant soundsystem and light setup. We danced all night until it was my turn to drop some wax. After my sunrise set, we headed back into the city.

On the way home, my friend was driving my car back to his place. I was riding shotgun and a buddy was passed out across the back seat. We got into a three-car wreck on the 205 in Rancho Cucamonga. The car in front of us rear-ended the car in front of him and then we couldn't stop in time. Airbags went off. My radiator was punctured.

A short Mexican got out of the car and started screaming at my friend. Then our other friend and I got out of the car. We both dwarfed the Mexican, who turned around only to see a 6'4" behemoth get out of the car at front of the collision. The Mexican got very quiet, very quickly.

The giant was an L.A. firefighter with his wife and 18-month old baby in the car. Rancho's finest knew him. The Mexican was asked for ID. He pulled out an empty wallet. No money, no cards, no nothing. Completely empty. Off to jail.

Insurance took care of towing my car to a shop and getting it fixed so we could drive back to Colorado in time to get to classes the next Monday.

The kicker of the whole thing - I crashed that same friend's car not 6 months earlier when he asked me to drive back from a party and I fell asleep at the wheel doing 80 mph. Talk about [c]arma.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:23 am

You my friend I should look up next time I am in LA. Sounds like you can really show me a good time and the real LA!!!


Z06Biker wrote:LOL. Didn't say I was proud of it. Simply saying I admit to doing stupid things in my younger, edgier days. Like totaling a bike and two cars while showing off (all separate occasions); permanently herniating two spinal discs from a massive bar brawl; being covered in tattoos -- half of which I regret; and having lost several relationships over alcohol (which is why I don't drink anymore).

It's amazing what age and time will do to your priorities and sense of self.

And, I live on the westside of LA. Or as some here like to say, "the only side that matters." ;)
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Postby im_mr_awesome » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:07 am

Well I'd say it's because I'm conceited, arrogant, and self obsessed, but I like to think it's just the truth. I'm pretty flipping awesome.

Or it could be I used to have a job where real names were not recommended. 'nuff said.
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Postby djrez4 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:17 am

im_mr_awesome wrote:Or it could be I used to have a job where real names were not recommended. 'nuff said.


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Postby Z06Biker » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:52 pm

djrez4 wrote:It's already part of the job; we do some collections work for local HOAs and domesticate judgments for out of state creditors.

Being a P.I. doesn't pay as well, though.

I once played a desert rave out your way, back in 1998 or so. It was pretty cool to hang out in the middle of nowhere with a giant soundsystem and light setup. We danced all night until it was my turn to drop some wax. After my sunrise set, we headed back into the city.

On the way home, my friend was driving my car back to his place. I was riding shotgun and a buddy was passed out across the back seat. We got into a three-car wreck on the 205 in Rancho Cucamonga. The car in front of us rear-ended the car in front of him and then we couldn't stop in time. Airbags went off. My radiator was punctured.

A short Mexican got out of the car and started screaming at my friend. Then our other friend and I got out of the car. We both dwarfed the Mexican, who turned around only to see a 6'4" behemoth get out of the car at front of the collision. The Mexican got very quiet, very quickly.

The giant was an L.A. firefighter with his wife and 18-month old baby in the car. Rancho's finest knew him. The Mexican was asked for ID. He pulled out an empty wallet. No money, no cards, no nothing. Completely empty. Off to jail.

Insurance took care of towing my car to a shop and getting it fixed so we could drive back to Colorado in time to get to classes the next Monday.

The kicker of the whole thing - I crashed that same friend's car not 6 months earlier when he asked me to drive back from a party and I fell asleep at the wheel doing 80 mph. Talk about [c]arma.


What an incredible story. Moral? Don't party and drive. I've learned that myself, the hard way.

Also, don't be the short guy with no credentials picking a fight with law enforcement.
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