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"Sluggy"
Jun 26th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Well its like i always say, you can never be to careful cause you never know what other people are going to do. I saw this guy coming though because while i was ordering he grufly stated the beers were flat and Give me a refund or fresher beer. he came to the counter twice and i just put it in my NOTEBOOK as Steve from Blues Clues would say. I am extremely careful generally and i seated my kid and mom and brother as far away from this person and his friend and two children because i thought that would be wise. coming back from getting more of the McDy's ketchup i heard a crash. It took me a second or two to satisfy my senses that this was intentional assualt with a chair at McDonalds employees. The chair hit the register no sooner than he picked up another one and threw that too. Then i got up and quickly scooted over and went to pick up a chair to take the guy out but his friend was trying to slow him down. I came up from his blind spot and slammed my foot down on his toes and as i was going to punch him in the jaw the other guy grabbed the chair and threw it down and grabbed his buddy. then another guy came up from the front to join in and helped escort the man out of McDonalds. It was such a disgusting display and in my towns Cultural Center ;) Mcdys didnt even call the police at first and finally they did and the guys friend came back to get his umbrella and then the police slowly walked in not 20 seconds after the guy left but couldnt find him. God knows what i would have done had he actually struck someone or if the chair came anywhere close to my family or a friend. :fiery: i was surprised that only one other man came to assist as there were a group of four solid looking guys right next to this angry person. Im not shaken up by this in any way it only confirms that my awareness of danger is reasonable and consisten with the current state of security and risk where i live. but i think i may buy myself a small bottle of mace. :eek: we are truly living in a violent society

Lord Nelson
Jun 26th, 2005, 01:19 PM
So you work at McDo's as a manager. Is it wise to punch a customer in the jaw though. I would have done what you did if somebody threw a chair at me but maybe not so if I was the manager of the place. Still i can only condone what you did and so congrats to you for chasing the rascals out of the place.

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 01:46 PM
So you work at McDo's as a manager. Is it wise to punch a customer in the jaw though. I would have done what you did if somebody threw a chair at me but maybe not so if I was the manager of the place. Still i can only condone what you did and so congrats to you for chasing the rascals out of the place.

I think you read that wrong. I think he was just a customer himself. He did say he seated his wife and kids far from this man and he talked about seeing the man while he was ordering himself.

Brave thing to do by the way. Don't think many people would actually jump in and I'm not so sure I would.

*JR*
Jun 26th, 2005, 02:03 PM
This confirms that the French who saw McDonald's as a threat to their way of life were right!
:devil:

SelesFan70
Jun 26th, 2005, 02:21 PM
McDonald's sells beer in France? :confused:

Anyways, good for you for doing the right thing! :yeah:

"Sluggy"
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:23 PM
McDonald's sells beer in France? :confused:

Anyways, good for you for doing the right thing! :yeah:

Yes McDonalds sells beer in france.

As for if it was the right thing, i really dont know. There were lots of women and children in McDonalds and kids probably with thier granmother right behind the guy. I know all of the cashiers there because i have been going there every weekend or more for 3 years so i guess i felt it was right to bounce the person out of there. another male customer felt the same way but generally anywhere else i would mind my business if i didnt know the people who were being assualted. in the case i did though and they were two women approximately 17 and 22-25 years of age. I wasnt trying to be a hero only trying to ensure nobody got hurt. I guess i wasnt out of line because they came over after and thanked me and gave me a frex Mex sanwich. :)

BigB08822
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:25 PM
They serve beer at this Mcdonalds?

selesfan1
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
The McDonald's is in France. McDonald's although an American company isn't exactly the same everywhere. It has to adapt to each country.

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:49 PM
The McDonald's is in France. McDonald's although an American company isn't exactly the same everywhere. It has to adapt to each country.

Then again the French drink more wine, so that wouldn't fully explain it. ;)

Kart
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:55 PM
McDonalds really should rethink selling alcohol on their premises - otherwise they're always going to risk the odd crazy drunk customer.

Brave Bunker though :yeah:.

*JR*
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Paul, what will you do if some anti-globalization protestors throw chairs thru McDonald's windows in your town? :lol:

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:00 PM
McDonalds really should rethink selling alcohol on their premises - otherwise they're always going to risk the odd crazy drunk customer.

Brave Bunker though :yeah:.

Most of those will find something to drink elsewhere anyway or will cause trouble one way or another. You can't exclude that by not selling alcohol.

Kart
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Most of those will find something to drink elsewhere anyway or will cause trouble one way or another. You can't exclude that by not selling alcohol.

That's true but I think you always increase your chances of having drunks on your doorstep by serving cheap alcohol.

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:22 PM
That's true but I think you always increase your chances of having drunks on your doorstep by serving cheap alcohol.

You're right about that and I wonder whether they should serve it too, but more from the perspective that it is a company aiming largely at children. Beer doesn't fit that profile.

Giuliano
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:27 PM
The beer served at McDonald's in France is alcohol-free, but you get to see tons of weirdos in this kind of restaurants (especially in Paris).

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:29 PM
The beer served at McDonald's in France is alcohol-free, but you get to see tons of weirdos in this kind of restaurants (especially in Paris).

Which is natural, since you would have to be a little weird going to a place like that. ;)

selking
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:32 PM
french people are so angry and crazy.

James
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:34 PM
french people are so angry and crazy.

And you really think that this wouldn't happen anywhere else? And we're talking about one rotten apple in a bunch here. No need to come with these generalizations.

Kart
Jun 26th, 2005, 07:14 PM
The beer served at McDonald's in France is alcohol-free, but you get to see tons of weirdos in this kind of restaurants (especially in Paris).

Well that pretty much annhilates any momentum my crusade against beer in McDonalds had.

Thanks :( ;).

RVD
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Great job Bunker! :worship:
It sounded as if you reacted properly in that situation. Good thing it didn't happen in the States, or you'd be facing a lawsuit. :lol:
I have tons of respect for people who put themselves on the line to do the right thing. :yeah:

Aside:
I didn't know that they sold beer in a French McDonalds. :eek: Alcohol or no alcohol. I too thought that France would more likely serve wine. I wonder what type of wine would goes best with a Big Mac? :lol:

SelesFan70
Jun 26th, 2005, 10:51 PM
Great job Bunker! :worship:
It sounded as if you reacted properly in that situation. Good thing it didn't happen in the States, or you'd be facing a lawsuit. :lol:
I have tons of respect for people who put themselves on the line to do the right thing. :yeah:

Aside:
I didn't know that they sold beer in a French McDonalds. :eek: Alcohol or no alcohol. I too thought that France would more likely serve wine. I wonder what type of wine would goes best with a Big Mac? :lol:

That wine that comes in a box? :shrug:

RVD
Jun 26th, 2005, 11:25 PM
That wine that comes in a box? :shrug:...and tastes like the box?
Yes, I know of what you speak. ;)

"Sluggy"
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:26 AM
Paul, what will you do if some anti-globalization protestors throw chairs thru McDonald's windows in your town? :lol:

Head for the hills. :lol:

"Sluggy"
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:28 AM
The beer served at McDonald's in France is alcohol-free, but you get to see tons of weirdos in this kind of restaurants (especially in Paris).


Not true, it is 100% normal beer with alcohol in it, usually Kronenberg or 1664, both made by the same company i think.

"Sluggy"
Jun 27th, 2005, 07:42 AM
french people are so angry and crazy.

I am not sure the guy was french, because he was speaking in a language that I do not speak. Maybe he lives in France because he he was with his friend and two children and they did not have any luggage, cameras or other gear to lead one to believe that they were not living in france.

On another note, it was the 2nd act of violence I witnessed this weekend though the first was more harmless but still shocking. On Saturday in front of the kids' school I heard a child screaming lowdly and then saw a woman with a head scarf proceed to hit him upside the head like 10 times and scream at him. :eek: The child, of about 8 years of age, continued to scream and this went on for a time. :sad: My Mother who was visiting and wife were pretty bugged out about it. :mad: Then later in the school, during the end-of-the-year performance the child started screaming again. :rolleyes: but much to my surprise the friends of the woman and and older men acted like it was Business as usual. :( Anyway, clearly we are living in a violent society and I am going to the Gare St Lazare to buy Mace today.