posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 06:13 AM
Well, its here again, Black Eye Friday.
I'm sat in my front room having a coffee, watching the Big Bash on Sky Sports, catching up on emails etc and generally relaxing before I venture into
The last Friday before Christmas has always been known as Black Eye Friday round here for as long as I can remember.
Lots of work do's and people out for a drink.
Lots of dickhead, once a year drinkers who think its acceptable to be loud, lary, and pretty much obnoxious.
They think its ok to shadow box, bump into other drinkers, talk absolute bollocks and generally be an annoyance to everyone else.
Lots of black eyes given out.
This year, like the last one, I'll be working the door at my mates pub.
Last year I'd never seen as many drunken states in my town centre as I did that night.
I'm 50 years old and done a lot of drinking in and around town for more years than I care to work out and I thought I'd pretty much seen as much as
there is to see. I've also ran my own pubs, worked doors and ran my own security firm for a while...but oh no, last year was something else.
I'm reasonably well known in this area and know most people.
I also like to take the pre-emptive approach and nip trouble in the bud using more diplomatic methods rather than the direct approach....but there's
no accounting the random arseholes who fancy a pop, the crap once-a-year drinkers etc so you've got to be ready for a bit of frisk.
Fortunately my mate, who has a notoriously short fuse, tends to get pissed off with all the bell ends to such an extent that he shuts the pub early
and has a bit of a lock in for staff and a handful of locals. Last year he shut at 9.30pm, I left about 4.00am ish.
Its the one night of the year I hate working a door.
I can handle the well known 'hardmen' etc, I can handle the known 'psychos' etc.....its the part time drinkers who think its perfectly acceptable
to act like a dick, abuse bar staff and door staff and deliberately try to work themselves with people whilst under the impression they are somehow
exonerated because 'its Christmas' and 'they're pissed'.
Well I've got news for them....its not ok and tonight they may just cop an unfortunate one because quite frankly I'm fed up of appeasing these
pathetic creatures and may just revert back to the 'school of hard knocks'.
Maybe I should have put this in the rant Forum?