- Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:01 pm
I was a door guy/bouncer at bars for a long time... But mostly a door guy. Which meant my duties, other than keeping underagers out, was to maintain the type of crowd we wanted in the bar. Basically not allow it to fill with douch bags or otherwise shitty individuals if possible. I had explicit instructions from the owners as to what they wanted the place to be, and who they wanted to serve, and I was paid well (better than most the other staff) to make sure that this happened.
This means that every time a person came to my door, I profiled the shit out of them. Not color, sexual orientaion, religion, or any of that shit... no I profiled on the most basic shallow shit I could.. mainly because its all I had to go on. How they walked, talked, and interacted with others in line, or in their group. Clothing, or just general attractiveness. I routinely told people to their face that they were'nt allowed into my bar, while giving no explaination. Why? because in SC I didn't have to. I could litterally tell you I didn't want you in my bar because I didn't like your face.. most of the time I would blame it on some "dress code" that didn't exist by the way, or whatever else I could come up with. This made people mad.. I mean really mad.. because in america we all just assume we are allowed to go anywhere we please.. I was also routinely called racist, a bigot, and everything else under the sun. Not a fun job by the way, but it was what the owners paid me for. To be the bad guy.
Now, was what I did any worse than the cake thing. I had no motivation or moral high ground driving my actions. Just money, and a shallow agenda to keep a certain "type" of persons in my establishment. This was at more than one bar and was standing practice at most, except the dives that really didn't care. I hated it, but being that I can shut off emotion pretty well, I was damn good at it. Turns out I can be an exceptional asshole when the need arises.
I'm not proud of this, but what I'm saying here is that this shit goes on all the time, and most of the time nothing is ever done about it. People had alot of bar choices around me, and if I wouldn't let them in they could wander down the street and find someone who did... the dumb ones would stand in the street yelling at me for an hour or so before leaving probably ruining their entire evening... but the fact of the matter is we live in a country with pretty much unlimited choices to get whatever service we require done... why fucking stand in the street and bitch about the one or two that don't want your money... just spend it elsewhere...
Fucking 1st world problems I tell you..
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