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BowserKoopa1
12-04-2010, 03:58 PM
Yesterday I was working in concession and a clumsy customer spills their drink. Anyone notice how this happens alot at the movies but probably not at their homes? My guess is they know they can be careless at our place and if they make a mess, no big deal, we will mosey along and clean it up. I especially hate when kids get drinks and then squeeze the cups so hard so that the top pops off and the beverage spills on our counters and floors.
Ok, onto the story. So after a customer spilled their drink, an usher comes to clean it up with a mop and bucket. Just as she's almost done, she knocks over the bucket and creates a bigger spill. :lol: Me and another employee clapped and gently kidded her about it (Not trying to be mean, just making light of the situation) and had she gotten upset I would've apologized. But I know this girl and she was laughing at the situation too, although she still felt a bit embarassed by the situation. Could've been worse, she could've been the employee who pulled the fire switch on the popcorn machine, which shuts it down and makes the sprinklers come on (I had no idea about this switch or the sprinklers in the popcorn machine) :confused:
She did me a favor though. Since the huge spill was in front of my register, customers did not come up to me, for they did not want to take the risk of slipping and falling. :angel:

pitmonkey
12-05-2010, 03:04 AM
What is fun is when the mopbucket spills on the carpet, that takes for ever to clean up.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
12-05-2010, 04:01 AM
This last truck we had a case of laundry detergent that must've frozen and cracked one of the bottles. When it thawed the bottle leaked itself dry all over the backroom floor.

The carryout guy was actually planning to mop up the mess with water. :headscratch:

dalesys
12-05-2010, 11:11 AM
This last truck we had a case of laundry detergent that must've frozen and cracked one of the bottles. When it thawed the bottle leaked itself dry all over the backroom floor.

The carryout guy was actually planning to mop up the mess with water. :headscratch:
Trying to discover why they call it the FIRE-hose? :rimshot:

SuperDan
12-05-2010, 12:59 PM
The carryout guy was actually planning to mop up the mess with water. :headscratch:

Generic cat litter is your friend. I've had managers tell me to mop soap and oil spills with water. Discovered early on how well that works.

kpzra
12-06-2010, 12:59 PM
When I worked at a movie theater, I had an employee who put a can of Pepsi in the walking freeze, and then forgot about it. When it burst I made him clean it up. The idiot used water...in a freezer kept at 10 degrees...

jedikuonji
12-06-2010, 04:06 PM
I've dumped a mob bucket before. Just one of those things that makes you laugh at the world.