- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I just had to share the chaos that went on last night… because its so ridiculous, it boggles my mind. I work at a gentlemens club as a door girl two nights a week and Ive been there for 6+ years. I started when I was 19 working 5-6 days a week because the other door girl was on maternity leave, and when she came back I scaled down to just the busy Friday/Saturday shifts, while she works Mon-Thurs. It works perfect for me because I like the high paced atmosphere & more opportunity to make money. In the time Ive worked there Ive had 4 solid door guys/bouncers that stand in the lobby with me for security purposes/checking IDs, making sure things dont get out of hand/etc. My current door guy is a great friend of mine and hes been working with me for almost 3 years now so we are definitely a great team. Anyhow, this past weekend was out.of.control. It seems like when its a full moon, people just get crazy. I was wondering what you bees would do in the situation I was in last night just for shits and giggles.
Situation: A couple comes out to the lobby around 1am & tells my door guy that they are afraid and another couple inside is following them out to their car. We are super busy so its a crowd of people inside, and my door guy tells them to step aside in the lobby and he will walk them out if they feel unsafe. As they step aside, here comes another couple and they start confronting eachother. So now its clear that 1 couple is trying to follow the other outside and start problems. My door guy & another security bouncer seperates the couples in the lobby and tries to understand what the issue is. Apparantly, the couple who was following the others outside to confront them said they left a 10$ bill on their table and walked up to the stage to tip a dancer. When they turned around and came back, the 10$ bill was gone. They accused the other couple of stealing their 10$, even though they never saw it happen. At this point we have 250+ customers and a full house, so a lot is going on while we are trying to resolve this issue between these two couples. My door guy explains to the angry couple that there isnt much he can do because he didnt see what happened & when you sit cash down anywhere and leave it unattended, someone can snatch it and theres no trace. Its not like a cell phone, or credit card we can track down. The lady was extremely upset yelling at my door guy and nothing was getting resolved. As this is happening, her husband, who was completely stone faced in a creepy way lights up a cigarette in the lobby. Where I live, you are not allowed to smoke inside buildings anymore, its the law. My door guy immediately tells him he cant smoke in the lobby and please step outside. The man resists and blows a puff of smoke into my door guys face. Keeping his cool, my door guy gently nudges the man out the doors and tells him he is not allowed reentry. Meanwhile, his wife is still throwing a fit over the 10$ mystery, so my manager comes up and tries to reason with her like we all had. Shes hostile and not hearing it, so my manager finally takes 10$ out of his own money and hands it to her. You would think she would be content at that point, but no, shes still bitching and going on and on. Mind you, we are SLAMMED and spending 30+ minutes argueing over 10$ with an unreasonable customer is not something we really have time to do. So while my manager is trying to tell her to let the issue go and take the 10$, the womans husband is outside and physically attacks one of our security guards who was walking the first couple that was afraid to their car. So at this point, he has smoked in the lobby and blew smoke in my door guys face, now hes physically put his hands on a security bouncer outside, you would think he would be done for the night. NOOOOOPE. 5 Minutes after he attacked a bouncer in the parking lot, he waltzes back into the lobby where I am alone because my door guy is inside running a credit card for a customer, and the man walks in with a LIT CIGARETTE and is casually blowing smoke all over the lobby. Again, hes already been told nicely, and has been extremely combative and disrespectul. I leaned over my counter and said “Sir, you cannot smoke inside the building, you need to leave” — Before I even finished my sentence, I see in slow motion a lit cigarette flying at my face. The man looked me straight in the face and flicked his dirty lit cigarette at me. (Thank god it didnt hit me, but it fell right behind my in my front desk area) Chaos then ensued. My door guy and another bouncer took him to the ground and drug him outside forcefully. While they were outside, words were exchanged and he was threatening our employees, and a random customer that saw what happened decked the guy in the parking lot.
A few minutes later, the police show up because the mans wife called them. The cops walk in and I let them know what happened and show them the cigarette thats on the floor behind me. The mans wife was screaming at the cops and saying she wanted to press charges on the customer who punched her husband. The cops explained to her that her husband was trespassing at that point and committed assault himself by flicking a lit cigarette in someones face. She argued with the cops for 10-15 minutes & they finally told her if they dont leave, her husband was heading to jail for assault & trespassing. She then screamed at the cops that she was going to assault someone in the parking lot & see if they take her to jail.
WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry that was long, but what in the actual fuck just happened??? Its nights like those that I thank god I only work there two days a week. My head hurts from trying to process the craziness that happens when people are intoxicated.
So bees, what would you have done in my position? I can say, thats a first! A dirty ass cigarette aimed at my head.
Sorry just have to vent!!!