@biker Thank you! Apparently some customers complained about the bouncing staff that night. I feel like we handled things well, and all of the complaints were from very drunk customers who don’t seem to like the sight of blood pouring from the faces of their friends. The bottom line is that we removed every involved motherfucker from the premises, no innocents were hurt and all of the force used by us was in self-defense.
People will always find something to bitch about, especially when their friends get hauled out of the bar against their will and also get beaten into a pulp. You just can’t make everyone happy in those kind of situations! On a related note, I had several people come up to me that night to thank me for watching over the bar. It really made me feel good. Bouncing may not be the most noble profession, but I do take pride in watching over all of the people who come to my bar. I find it both instinctive and satisfying. It just comes naturally to me. I hate motherfuckers and love good people, and there is an abundance of good people who come through my door to have a fun evening.
@ChickenLittle Thanks to you as well. I’m genuinely happy for dander girl. She is a lovely young lady and a lot of fun to flirt with, but not the type I’d want to get serious with. Besides, she’s going to keep being a big flirt. I think her new boyfriend already realizes this fact. I’ve always seen it as harmless fun and I hope her new man can see it that way as well. She has a good heart and I’d like to see her do well for herself.
@dhoke231 Thanks for stopping in, but I remember you jumping in some time ago. This isn’t your first post in my log of lifting, although I may have changed the title on you a few years ago. My drop-off in logging has nothing to do with the new gym and everything to do with life. I’m really hoping to get back to lifting 4 days/week next week, and I think I will. I’d also like to comment on your belief that you aren’t worthy. The owner of the strength club explained his idea of “worthiness” to me, and I think it is spot-on. I’m paraphrasing here, but it went something like this…
You need to be serious about your lifting. You need to be respectful of the place and the people who lift here. That’s about it.
So the “worthiness” comes not from any specific feat you can perform, but rather from your attitude about yourself, your attitude towards others and your attitude towards training. That’s why I like him and that’s why I like where I lift. I’m also very humbled to know that you find my antics inspiring. If you want to discuss worthiness, I could make a very strong case for why I am unworthy of such praise. I’m just a dude who does a few things well.
Lifting resumes tomorrow, and I can’t wait to get back under the bar.