[kj] OT-kentucky zombie terror
pmdavies at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 08:30:32 EST 2005
> people who arnt afraid to die"How about making them afraid to live.(Jesus H Christ,Im sounding like a fuggin psycho.....Im not)
its the fact that they dont see much value in their existance that may
be one of the causes of their anger?
> I just wondered how you saw your position as a door-man,Surely this is the same kind of way of controlling people,through the fear of violence.Well not specifically you,But bouncers in general.
firstly i think we happily concede authority. We assume they are
competent and as long as that responsibility isnt ours no more then
When going out for a 'good time' people as a generalisation are
looking to escape the roles of daily grind. Let your hair down being
one phrase that springs to mind. This of course means that they
release the controls of restraint and that will manifest itself in a
variety of ways.
the doorman is paid by the establishment. Its a job to pay the bills
and 98% of all the doormen i worked with were working to pay their
way, make a little extra. The other 2% were living the testosterone
dream of weights, steroids and being a real man.
When someone enters a private establishment, they actually enter on
the basis of a common agreement that does not discussed. They have no
absolute right as such to enter that establishment and the role of the
doorman will adapt to the requirements each place puts up.
Of all the times you go out it is only the rarity that you the
doorstaff actually get in your face, depending what kind of place you
choose to go to and that may be because the manager wants them to be
The one bad experience though does tend to instantaneously adopt
itself to every doorman you ever see. Most people at pubs and clubs
are unaware of the doorstaff and thats because they are doing their
Personally, i was always being headhunted as i was able to keep calm
and be very corteous to people. Places i ran with my own team would be
trouble free and dealer free but thats because i went in under my own
terms and conditions and everythinghad to be agreed with me b4 the
management could adopt a 'rule'.
Of the many places i simply worked i had no say and often fought from
the beginning to the end of the night with people who assumed that
because i was there i was fair game.
Quite often i saw people go demented through the mix of drink and a
shit week at the office. Ive been attacked by people who when they
came back to apologise were totaly different people. Dealing with this
is just someone whos got bills to pay, wants to get his nipper an
extra birthday present. Suddenly hes meant to be competent to deal
with someones issues as well? Me - as youve seen - im just a big
softie...just dont tell everyone! ; )
live for today, live for tomorrow
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organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual,
nor through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He
has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the
understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and
not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection..."
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