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Old 03-26-2012, 08:31 PM
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I read that in a bad, nasal German accent.
I read it in a bad, nasal *female* German accent. Good to see I'm not the only one thinking in that direction.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:36 PM
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Reminds me of the time at the wholesale club I had a little fun with the 2x4s we used to prop the doors shut at night.

We had some clear packing tape at the front door, and I had a sharpie pen. I took a strip of tape, wrote "COMPLAINT DEPT." on it, and applied the tape to the 2x4.

Then I casually placed the 2x4 in a position where it could be seen with the label facing the customers beginning to leave.

It got a few laughs.

On another day, the label I made read "ATTITUDE ADJUSTER."
For some reason, my co-workers once put "Das Boot" on a 2x4 which was then kept around the backroom for pretty much the same purpose you described.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:12 AM
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One reason I want to own my own bar is simply for the pleasure of this. Dealing with SCs who aren't happy with what I tell them, and having them ask for my boss.

I'm the OWNER. I AM the boss. Which means my say is final. Since you don't like it, feel free to get the fuck out.
I feel this would be worth a trip from my home just to sit in your bar (with a nice cocktail) and watch you work. What a night that would be...
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 AM
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We had some clear packing tape at the front door, and I had a sharpie pen. I took a strip of tape, wrote "COMPLAINT DEPT." on it, and applied the tape to the 2x4.

Then I casually placed the 2x4 in a position where it could be seen with the label facing the customers beginning to leave.

It got a few laughs.

On another day, the label I made read "ATTITUDE ADJUSTER."
That reminded me of this, the customer appreciation bat. http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/09/20
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:10 AM
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:01 AM
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Darn, I was hoping for the "I know the owner" line. Either way pwnage is pwnage and it is good.
I thought that's where that was leading too, but this story works so well on so many different levels!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:58 AM
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I had this scenario running in my head once. As soon as a customer demanded to see the owner, I would emerge from the backroom in a tight black leather suit and dressed like a cross between Deter from SNL and Dr. Frankenfurter, carrying a riding crop.

"I am the complaints department. Are you... unsatisfied?"
as an RHPS fan that is a GREAT image. and I am glad I was not drinking when I read that.

"Come on Frankie, the backhand needs work".
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:14 PM
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the problem is... customers are so accustomed to being able to override the employee by whining or crying to the manager or boss...

so when they find out the "lowly clerk" IS the owner they don't know how to handle it.


(which is why i'm tempted to... if i ever own a company, putting it in the dog's name. Sure, complain to the owner... O look. She took "mommy's" side. Buh-bye now!)

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:39 PM
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I can see my son doing something like that if his dream of owning his own computer company comes true. He already does computer work for people, and he gets quite a bit of business just by word of mouth. I've heard him talk to customers on the phone, and he's very polite, very professional, and much better at dealing with people than I could ever be. But he doesn't put up with any bullshit either, and if someone starts acting sucky or tries to pull a fast one, he'll let them have it with both barrels.
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