Where you banned?

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Listening to my daily radio talk show and they had an interesting topic. They where talking about people who where banned from places, or in some cases countries for mis understandings, or weird happenings..

    One guy called in and said he got banned from an All you can eat Restaurant. He was a skinny, 150 pound wrestler, and the waiters thought the guy couldn't possible eat much. 16 plates later, they asked him to get out...An undercover cop sitting next to him showed him his badge when he really started to dig his foot into the ground, and he left ASAP...

    Now, isn't that a breach of contract? You're business says, 'All you can eat'...If a customer takes you up on that offer, arn't you obliged to follow through?
    If so, maybe this restaurant should be investigated by the BBB...

    Anyone else with interesting stories?
     
  2. Mark Hayenga

    Mark Hayenga Supporting Actor

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    I got my family kicked out of an Embassy Suites when I was six or so. They had these water features on the ground floor that had ducks in them. I was too young to really remember it, but apparently I caught a duck.
     
  3. andrew markworthy

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    I got banned by an ebay retailer after I posted feedback pointing out that he was selling counterfeit goods (that didn't work, to add insult to injury).

    However, I've often wondered why I didn't get banned from numerous stores when I was a small kid. A *minor* example of what I did - squeezing a shelf-full of swiss rolls to see if the filling oozed out (guess what - it did).

    [Just in case that anecdote doesn't translate well into American - swiss roles are cakes with a spiral-shaped filling of jam - sorry, I mean jelly - and sometimes cream as well].
     
  4. ChristopherDAC

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    We have them here too, under the same name. For some reason, only the cream-filled kind ; but that's America for you. If it isn't cream-filled, we don't want it.
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    There was not really a contract. Of course the sign implies that, but in the end, private business have a right to refuse service (or even allow inside their doors) to anyone.

    Of course there are some issues involving refusal based on race, sex, religion, etc. but these categories would not seem to apply to a major eater.

    This is just like casinos who escort those who can count (and win) at blackjack outside. You might think that this would not be allowed, but counters go to elaborate lengths just to avoid being found out.

    Naturally the casinos are happy to allow those who count poorly to continue to play. [​IMG]

    BTW Andrew and Chris, I thought that the American name for the cream filled, spiral rolls was, ‘cream horns’, not ‘Swiss rolls’. Then again I’ve lived so many places, I’m probably confused.
     
  6. ChristopherDAC

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    I've never seen anything marked "cream horns", but here in Fort Worth, at least, you can't get away from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls™.
     
  7. Carl Miller

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    I was banned from a Dick's Sporting Goods store last year because my son and his friend (both 15 at the time) whom I had taken to the store to shop for lacrosse sticks, were using the sticks in the store while I was shopping for sneakers.

    I had no problem with the store manager reprimanding my son and his friend, which I heard from a few aisles away because the guy was practically sceaming at them...But I had a huge problem with seeing the store manager shove my son, which is what I saw as I came rushing down the aisle.

    The manager and I had some pretty heated words and I was told never to shop there again....Dick's corporate office was completely unresponsive to my subsequent complaints.

    I've never actually tried to go back there, but I doubt anyone would even remember me, except maybe the manager.
     
  8. BrettGallman

    BrettGallman Screenwriter

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    I once got kicked out of a Sam Goody because the employees thought I had put a CD in my coat pocket. I guess I looked suspicious because I always walk with my hands in my pocket. Anyway, I walked out and the detector didn't even detect me, so I was pretty surprised when the manager called me back and told me "we can do this the easy way or the hard way." I told him the easiest thing to do would be to just hand him my coat, which I did. Of course, it was empty but he still wouldn't believe me; he assumed I must have "put it back down somewhere." Then he tells me not to come back. Funny thing is, I was only in there because I was incredibly bored (we were out of school for snow) and never bought anything anyway because their prices were ridiculous.
     
  9. DeathStar1

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    The manager and I had some pretty heated words and I was told never to shop there again....Dick's corporate office was completely unresponsive to my subsequent complaints.
    >>>>

    You know, if there was a security camera in the place, you could have brought that to their attention. Bad management like this should be avoided..
     
  10. Malcolm R

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    Dick's must just employ, well...dicks. I took one Dick's salesman to task awhile back for poor service. Didn't get banned, though. [​IMG]

    My cousin and his friends were asked to leave an all-you-can-eat restaurant years ago. I think they were on their sixth or seventh plates. I don't think they were banned either, though.
     
  11. Linda Thompson

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    Cream horn:

    [​IMG]


    Swiss roll (jam):

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    Swiss roll (creme...what the Little Debbie snacks are modeled upon):

    [​IMG]



    All delicious! [​IMG]
     
  12. MarkHastings

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    Yeah, I always assumed you can't pull the old "But the sign says all you can eat", because it also doesn't specify the limitations. I mean, why can't I go back the next day (or within a few hours) and eat more without paying? [​IMG]
     

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