About the Steve O Zone

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Long A.A.R.M. of Steve O rides again...

ssemblage of
usings of an
over-caffeinated, slightly ajar yet well-meaning writer.

Full disclosure. I am possibly the world's biggest coffee addict. I readily admit I
drink way too much coffee. But even I, Juan Valdez's illegitimate bastard son, would not go as far as Jose Pereira.

Seems ol' Jose wanted his cup of Joe but he apparently wanted to fill his mug and add his condiments himself, rather than have some clerk do it for him.

The story goes Jose showed up at 5AM at a gas station/convenience store in Massachusetts and the 18 year-old clerk informed him that while the store was not open, he would gladly provide him with a cup of coffee via the security window.

Um no... Jose forced his way into the store causing the clerk to call the police. Jo
se left but returned soon after and left again and came back again... so many times that the police had no choice to arrest him.

Course with his one phone call in jail, Jose ordered two extra large
Grande Lattes from Starbucks.

Ok, we've all had problems with our boss in the past, right? A disagreement here or a problem there. Whatever. When those times come up, you have discussion about it, right? You straighten everything out and move on.

Apparently in Hong Kong, talk is cheap. They have a different method for dealing with employee/employer differences.

A 26 year-old maid in Hong Kong was detained by police after her boss accused of... look away if you're squeamish... putting her own menstrual blood in his vegetable soup. And all along the employer thought the redness was from tomatoes.

I readily admit I am no Mensa member. Not by any stretch. But I'm getting a little tired of companies, big and small, treating me like I was some dolt. Nothing against dolts of the world but...

Look at this picture.

Now, do I really need to see the word "GROUND" painted on the side? Do you think they (FedEx) think that I would possibly confuse this with one of their AIR planes?

Til next time.


1 comment:

Lilly said...

Great post. Being slightly ajar and over caffienated suits. However I would like to make a challenge on the coffee consumption claim. I think I could be a Jose if push came ot shove.

Ewww that maid must have hated her boss. I just want to know how people think of these things and then actually carry them out. Yuk. Then again my ex owned restaurants and now I dont like to eat out much anymore And his were fine dining restaurants so I would hate to see what goes on in regular old greasy spoon cafes..