Ever absolutely boil when you see a comrade at arms get treated badly by a SC?
I tend to get even madder when it happens to someone else. I am protective of my friends, particularly when they are younger girls. I've always been everyone's "Mom".
We had a girl working at Kinko's who was waaaay too nice a girl to be working in a snake pit like that. She never had an unkind word or anything less than a sunny disposition for anyone.
I used to be in charge of all the color stuff, back before color copies were commonplace. This JERK comes in and wants slides done, and wants to wait on them. My friend is taking his order. Well, usually, I never do slides on a wait, because the machine had a special set up for slides. And I was very, very busy. So she came back and asked me if he could wait, and I said I was really sorry, but the quickest I could do was half an hour. (I fact, that was VERY quick turnaround for slides. He didn't have many, and basically, I was gonna work him in, because I was trying to be nice.)
Well, he turns on her when she told him the turnaround time and cusses her out up one side and down the other. So here she is between this asshole's temper and the simple fact that I was unable to pull what he wanted out of thin air.
Man, I saw red.
Well, you know those Kinko's machines. Always breaking down. I opened up the copier, grabbed a wrench, and started disassembling the guts and laying them out all over the floor.
"Sorry, D" I called over my shoulder. "Scratch that. Got a problem. Dunno how long this will take. All color orders on a tentative 3 hour turnaround." All anyone could see of me was my ass sticking out of the machine front. "Tell him thee oclock and if it's done any sooner I'll call him."
Guy was pissed, but what could he do? He left. I started putting the machine back together.
D comes over. "What's wrong with the machine?"
I told her "not a damn thing."