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    #41
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    Dec 2010
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    Philly PA burbs
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    Pretty much the same as everyone who posted -

    1. Yelling “I see you.”
    2. Saying over and over “You’re not scary.”
    3. Customers on cell phones. Really?
    4. Spitting in your face. Only happened once but wasn’t pleasant.
    5. Being hit. Thankfully, it only happened once and the customer was genuinely scared, so it was a reflexive action and not deliberate, but it still kind of stung!
    6. Drunks. ‘Nuff said!
    7. Customers who touch/sit/abuse the props in the scene.
    8. Being asked how tall I am. I know that sounds petty but c'mon!!
    Last edited by Johnny Thunder; 01-25-2011 at 10:58 AM.
     

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    #42
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    Jan 2011
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    Around Cape Girardeau
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    Couple of my peeves are.

    1. The guy the swings to hit what ever just scared the crap out of him. If it is an automatic reation to swing at someone or something the just pop out at you. Then why go to a haunted house where you know that actors and props are going to jump out at you.

    2. The ones that leave there spot to go visit with friends or to try to flirt with the cute actress. Usally being a highschool kid. If you want to visit or flirt GO DO IT SOMEWHERE ELSE......PLEASE. Don't do it in the haunt where people usally pay good money to be scared. And not wanting to see you try to get layed. I sent one packing for trying that a couple of years ago. Told him this is not the place for that crap.

    3. The actors that know the haunt opens at a certain time and yet try to show up at that time and think that they are going to get into make up and work that night. I think not, the show can, must and will go on with out you.
     

  3. Default Maybe Alot Of the Problems.. 
    #43
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    Aug 2003
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    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
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    happen because so many people have a failure in their imagination department.
    Like the driver who passes on a hill in a double yellow striped no passing zone. Their imagination just failed to imagine that some other driver might be coming over that hill in the other lane. This is exhibited by those who can't see what is wrong with scaring people on stairs.
    "What? What could happen?"= no imagination.
    "You are now fired, done here, don't come back."
    "Why?"
    "Imagine that you were me, You're the boss, owner ,and you need some people to work for you, work with you. You don't even imagine what that would be like? You will have to be doing the thinking for us both, this saves repitition of thinking.

    The clock is at 6:59, we open at 7:00, it's the busiest night of the year, we already have the first 3 tours sold, tickets in their hand, I just quickly checked everyone, they all seem to know what to do....As I have the big front door unlocked, my young employee steps between us and wants to engage me in conversation about some TV show from last night?
    I was so frustrated and pist at him!
     

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    #44
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    Dec 2010
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    Another one that may have already been mentioned -

    One person in a group (usually a teen dude) runs ahead through the scene, leaving his friends behind - and he hides/stakes out a position to try to scare them before the actor(s) are able to do so.

    I told these kids not to quit their day job.
     

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    #45
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    Jan 2008
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    Lancaster,PA
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    Hmmm, well, I work in the clown skit on the hay ride at Field Of Screams in Lancaster, PA. In the skit, we have a machine that sprays foam on the wagon as it leaves. Guests LOVE to throw this foam at the actors.Now, KEEP IN MIND that this foam is FREEZING. Put that on top of acting on the hayride in 30 degree weather for 9 hours a night.
    Don't throw a baby at anything. Even a Burgalar
     

  6. Default Some Customers just have to waste 
    #46
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    Their time, possible fun experiences, themselves.
    Last night two yard haunters were here who have been to a couple of Transworlds and took a bus ride to see The Darkness. They said there were some people on that bus who were consuming incredible amounts of alcohol,.....maybe someone else paid their way? They really didn't want to be there?
    I was minorly amazed at this. spending such time and money to just get wasted, they could have done this at home, if they had one?
    Many years ago as a large group left my kitchen I discover the antique kitchen sink there is almost full of fresh, reddish PUKE!? (Lucky it was a single-basin) Unlucky for me at that time the sink was still just a prop, a prop Not hooked up to any plumbing!!??
    What Now!? Another group is due into the kitchen in a minute or so!
    I grabbed a scrap of cardboard, a Magic marker and wrote "Free Puke! Take Some" Fortunately it didn't reek.
    "Look at that, it almost looks "real". I heard some customers remark.
    By asking them to "Take some" worked it's reverse-psychology magic, nobody touched it.
     

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