Not everyone has the power to put a total jerk in their place. We often see people out in public acting like a fool, but it’s not usually our place to ask them to leave or, at the very least, behave themselves.
That’s why it’s so satisfying to hear a story like this one, where an obnoxious person ends up getting the short end of the stick.
I was working as a manager in a big nightclub about a year ago. I don’t wear a uniform, but have a radio and run the security team. The venue has a great smoking section that looks out onto the street.
One night the venue was packed so I did my usual roam making sure that there were no problems, however it was too packed to walk through the smoking section, so I walked down the street instead, but could still very easily see into the smoking section.
One guy stares me down, then calls me over, and starts swearing at me for no reason and telling me that “pieces of shit like you could never even get into a venue like this”. He obviously had no idea I was the manager, however I didn’t want to have security get into a fight inside with him.
The guy kept telling me he would punch me out etc. and was clearly trying to look macho to impress someone. So I agreed and told him to come and meet me outside and he could even have a free swing. He puts his drink down, takes off his jacket and storms outside. Once he walked outside, I walked back inside and told security not to let him back in.
The look on his face when he realized I ran the place was priceless, and then the realization that he couldn’t get back into the club was amazing.
It was the easiest and most fun removal I have ever done.
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