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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yesterday, I was so pissed off and upset by an incident at work, I thought I'd share here.

Basically, I run a small record shop (well, I say shop, but it's in an indoor market) in Glasgow.  One of my best sellers is Queen!  So this guy comes in yesterday, with his wife, and everything is hunky dory.  He looks around, has a gab about different LPs and artists, and starts quizzing me about values of LPs and what not.  Fairly friendly and amicable.  His wife then sees a Mr. Bad Guy LP on the wall, and asks if she could get it.  "Fuck off", he says, "I don't like cunts like that".  He looks at me when he says this, as if I'd nod in agreement.  Instead, I asked him, rather sternly, to elaborate.  "Well, he's a wrong 'un, innit....I mean, an iron hoof.  We don't need fuckers like that". 

Now, I'm not gay, but I was rather offended by not only the comment but the venomous sentiment and agression behind it.  It goes without saying that I'm a Queen fan, and bearing a tattoo of Freddie on my arm, I also took it personally.  It wasn't just the fact that he had said it about Freddie. I have gay family members and a lot of gay friends, so my feelings were hurt.  It was also rather dumb because he didn't really know who he was speaking to - for all he knew, I could have been gay, or the customer behind him, or even my neighbouring trader.

So I calmly asked him to disappear.  At first he thought I was joking, but I told him plain and straight that  I don't stand for talk like that and that "his sort" weren't fucking welcome in the shop.

He left with his tail between his legs.  Prick.

Any similar experiences, Qzoners?


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unfortunately, you will always get these idiots no matter what you say or do. This immature prick you experienced will probably just ignore your shop from now on due to your rebuttal of him and his remarks. Luckily, I havent came across this sort of thing other than once when I worked for a call centre doing outbound "survey" calls. This English guy told me to fuck off because he hated Scots people. You learn to get over that sort of crap really quickly especially since in that line of work you will get that sort of response.


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, at school in maths, i was sat next to nina (a lovely girl, went to primary school with her) and becky (smug make-up obsessed las) comes over, starts talking about some other girls in the school and i hear "oh god, i hate lauren, shes a right lesbian" and all i heard that lesson going across the class room before that was "jake your gay, mark your gay etc" and this just got on my nerves to much so i said "theres nothing wron with gays, lesbians or bies, my best friend is lesbian thanks and shes a lovely soul and would never judge by taste like some people"
then becky says that im saying that because i am a lesbian (im bie actualy, but no one at school knows at all) she claims i am because i stick up for gays etc... then claims she wasnt saying bad things about gays. this is why i do not understand chavs.
she hates me because i have the guts to say gays arent bad people.
well if she dosent like the truth she can fuck off for all i care.
(by the way, i didnt know beckys name at the time,i just remembered her by her face and knew what shes like)

and i dont blame you son, if it was my shop id have give him a firm kick up the arse to help him out of the place! if he dont like freddie then fuck him, at leats freddie wasnt a judgemental cunt
all these people need to use their fucking brains before they speak, and i almost feel sorry for the fact they lack such friends like them. their loss

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote:

all these people need to use their fucking brains before they speak, and i almost feel sorry for the fact they lack such friends like them. their loss ============================================================================================

100% agreed, and totally well put.  Julia, that is one of the most beautiful, mature and deeply profound things you ever said on QZ, I am in awe!


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury wrote: Luckily, I havent came across this sort of thing other than once when I worked for a call centre doing outbound "survey" calls. This English guy told me to fuck off because he hated Scots people.
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What a cunt.  When we get independence via the mighty SNP, I will happily wheel the wad of Englishmen polluting our beautiful land back over the border to whence they came, and demand passports and disclosure checks from any of them who want to roll back over lol.  I joke, of course.

I know that this is a sad situation, and I will have to learn to be a little more thick skinned.  Sometimes it's hard, but I also had to think of other customers - I can't be seen to accept or condone such behaviour.  So sad.


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Similar situations happen at my school. People at school know that I'm a Queen fan and they often ask me with sarcasm if I know that Freddie was gay -- it's so annoying me and I wanna trash their heads! They think they're geniuses and they know the fact that Freddie was gay and they wanna surprise me by telling it to me. They know that I'm very big Queen fan and they probably think that I don't know that Freddie was gay and they think it'll hurt me when I'll know about it. Fucking stupid bitches! I wanna kill them all!

They know nothing about Queen and they try to tell me about it! Idiots!


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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lostman wrote: Similar situations happen at my school. People at school know that I'm a Queen fan and they often ask me with sarcasm if I know that Freddie was gay -- it's so annoying me and I wanna trash their heads! They think they're geniuses and they know the fact that Freddie was gay and they wanna surprise me by telling it to me. They know that I'm very big Queen fan and they probably think that I don't know that Freddie was gay and they think it'll hurt me when I'll know about it. Fucking stupid bitches! I wanna kill them all!

They know nothing about Queen and they try to tell me about it! Idiots!

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same with my school.they think they know everything about them because they know one or two songs. really they don't know anything, i have a badge on my pencil case from bohemian rhapsody, the most famous image of them and they ask me "is that the beatles?" when i say no their faces is a picture alright! they slowly turn back around saying "ooooooohhh" feeling like a dope!