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    What experiences with customers do you absolutely HATE? Also, what do you run into every night that makes you want to donkey-punch someone? As a bonus; how do you handle it?


    For me, I absolutely HATE it when someone drags someone up to me and goes "Hey, scare him/her!" I normally work out in the open so there are people walking around in all directions and many of them are watching you when these people do this. *sigh*

    Most of the time I'm working in tandem so when this happens, my partner can sneak up behind the dragger and pop at them while I work a distraction. Most of the time it works. Mostly...
     

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    I can't stand it when people hit on me. I work in a bedroom scene and wear a dress so when I say something like "never look under your bed" the response from the customer usually is "well can I look under your dress?" I also get stuff like "Hey when do you get off work" and "can I have your number" and then the whole group they are with laughs and after hearing it 20 times in one night, it's really not that funny. And it comes from guys of all ages - teenagers to 60 year olds. It's even worse when they follow that up with a touch of some sort. It's the touching my leg or trying to put their arms around me that really annoys me. But I just stay in character and get out of any attemtped hug fast (and then appreciate the fact that I've been in karate for 2 years).
     

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    lol the stupidity of people does not cease to amaze me. My character is part mad scientist part willy wonka part spiritualist zealot....dont ask me to explain it just works. I go for a deep level emotional freak out scare where I am generally withen inches of the patrons (oh the pains I take for art lol). The thing I hate the most is the personal insults. For example, my haunt uses smells. I've gotten everything from "did you **** yourself?" to "is that your feet?" It's just amazing how rude people can be. However, I deal with it different than most people lol. I've been acting for 13 years and I am a great improv artist lol. If you get sarcastic or rude with me I, in character mind you, respond similarly to you. Doing so either:
    1. makes everyone in the group laugh at that person, making them look like an idiot
    2. makes him realise hes being a jerk and causes him to cool it

    or the bad one
    3. he becomes a bigger jerk and you need to back off (this is a rarety and only occurs if I misread a person)

    Hope this helps, or atleast entertains lol
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear Unfathomed View Post
    I can't stand it when people hit on me. I work in a bedroom scene and wear a dress so when I say something like "never look under your bed" the response from the customer usually is "well can I look under your dress?" I also get stuff like "Hey when do you get off work" and "can I have your number" and then the whole group they are with laughs and after hearing it 20 times in one night, it's really not that funny. And it comes from guys of all ages - teenagers to 60 year olds. It's even worse when they follow that up with a touch of some sort. It's the touching my leg or trying to put their arms around me that really annoys me. But I just stay in character and get out of any attemtped hug fast (and then appreciate the fact that I've been in karate for 2 years).

    thats just rude...but seriously fear when do you get off work lol im just playin I dont recall ever seeing you here lol welcome to the boards :P
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Warwick View Post
    thats just rude...but seriously fear when do you get off work lol im just playin I dont recall ever seeing you here lol welcome to the boards :P
    yeah i hate it when people are jerks and they try to undermine all your work to get a good scare.

    and well at least you didnt try to grab me and you only kept it to a comment ;-) lol jk.... i just joined last week - my first "haunted season" was last season with the Darkness and now im addicted. what can i say.
     

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    I also suffer from the frequent "Whats up honey what time you get off work" or "Ooo look she be cute, hey ma whats up!" -shudder-

    Really though you have to wonder whats going through their minds when they see a little half crazed insaniac girl in a straight jacket covered in cuts, scars, blood, brusies, who's drooling everywhere as she crawls all over the Q line...really....thats sexy to you? And they call us the scary ones.

    but what really annoys me is the groups of people that come through that think that they're hard and jump at you doing the "You dont scare me, what, what, what are you gonna to do?" ooo that just makes my blood boil, usually i track them down once they enter the haunt though and make them think differently

    OdetteDespairr
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    “Happiness is the sublime moment when you step out of your corset at the end of the night.”

    “Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy.”
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdetteDespairr View Post
    I also suffer from the frequent "Whats up honey what time you get off work" or "Ooo look she be cute, hey ma whats up!" -shudder-

    Really though you have to wonder whats going through their minds when they see a little half crazed insaniac girl in a straight jacket covered in cuts, scars, blood, brusies, who's drooling everywhere as she crawls all over the Q line...really....thats sexy to you? And they call us the scary ones.

    but what really annoys me is the groups of people that come through that think that they're hard and jump at you doing the "You dont scare me, what, what, what are you gonna to do?" ooo that just makes my blood boil, usually i track them down once they enter the haunt though and make them think differently

    OdetteDespairr
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    yeah i wonder that too - seriously, what could possibly make me dressed as something resembling the living dead attractive? and some people say we're twisted? i think not compared to those customers. lol
     

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