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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stabbing at the Movies Update: "I was just doing my job". Wha?!?

For my second follow-up of the day, read the Daily Sound report on the stabbing at Metro 4 last weekend....the assailant reportedly said he was "doing his job" when keeping a customer from sneaking in a cup of coffee. Are we really supposed to believe the stabbing was over spilled milk -- errr, coffee? They must have had a prior relationship to this many of us have snuck a coffee or at least a bottled water into a theater and not been stabbed? It just doesn't seem like we are getting the whole story here!


Anonymous city watching said...

Fwiw, I think it is probably the whole (or mostly whole) story. Low-paid employee (Eee) at door; sees customer with Starbucks or other coffee; Eee tells him "NO outside drinks!"; customer gives Eee the finger and/or says FU!!!!!; it's Christmas time and Eee has been having a tough time, it's a pretty thankless job, gets angry, chases him into the theater; ... and, just happening to have a knife, something frequently worn in downtown SB, loses it, stabs, especially, probably, by 18-year-olds on probation.

Sometimes, simplest explanation is truest --- just doing his job, indeed, but taking the instructions too literally. Sounds like the Metro Theatres should do a better training, if not hiring, emphasizing the importance of customer service. They seem to have no difficulty raising the ticket prices....

12/24/2008 7:33 AM  
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12/24/2008 8:38 AM  
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12/24/2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Remember to choose a name anon!

12/24/2008 4:05 PM  
Anonymous wineguy said...

Rule #1: Unless you are a chef or a butcher, don't bring a knife to work.

Rule #2: If for some reason you are at work with a knife, don't use it on the customers for any reason.

12/24/2008 4:32 PM  
Anonymous KooKooLand said...

People voted for change and they voted with their emotions, not their intellect or common sense. Who said change was going to be all good.

Stabbing patrons who you don't like is change. Welcome to Obamaland where all changes are possible. And indeed be careful for what you wish because you may get it.

What the heck was all this change everyone wanted? We are now getting a taste of it. Yep, things are changing. I liked things better the way they were when you could go downtown and not have to run a gaunlet of knifings, killings and beggers. Take your change. NO thanks.

12/24/2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SB is a sad is safe anywhere?

I think the Metro is going to be sued for sure.

No shortage of lawyers in SB to take on this ase

12/25/2008 2:21 AM  
Anonymous Gettin Deeper said...

Merry Christmas KooKoo...

Amazing, amazing, amazing; you now have Obama responsible for solo idiots in SB. Under any name your spew it is hidden it stills smells of bitterness, intolerance and selfishness: For that I feel sorry for you and those around you since it only adds salt to real wounds. As a country we are suffering through the painful results created by an eight year nightmare of ineptness. Our friends and neighbors lives have been forever changed by the Tea Fire. There are too many real issues to face without wasting further time on fear-mongering.

Nobody gains from pathetic attempts to defy logic and create connections where none exist KKL. Nobody learns, nobody believes, nobody needs it. Too bad TK and you don't get it; you'd both save on Maalox and enemas.

This holiday season has been a difficult one for many, and though I do believe the coming year will bring welcome change, it will not happen quickly. There's been too much damage for a quick fix. But unlike KooKoo I see a future with a little more tolerance, kindness and hope than the last 8 years brought us.

So again, Merry Christmas KooKoo. Sincerely do hope you and yours have a good year.

12/25/2008 9:21 AM  

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