Maybe it’s karma or some other crap, due to my previous post “Free Food for the Poor“. The clip is funny because it’s absurd. The clip is funny, because if you watch the whole movie, Caspar gets caught. The clip is funny because it’s a freaking MOVIE. Fight Club is funny because it’s a MOVIE. If it was all real life, it wouldn’t be so amusing. That being said, screw karma (obviously, I’m thinking out loud here).
I don’t like posting this kind of crap here, but I will in case it turns out to be something you should look out for.
I guess it’s a given that as you meet more and more people, especially in business, a proportionately large percentage of them will turn out to be assholes.
Hopefully, I haven’t stumbled upon a new trend among the assholes. Tonight, I’m sitting at my desk at home, working on a client project and I get a call (around 10:30 PM). Turns out that it’s Houstons restaurant on Peachtree. Curiously, they are rather perturbed that I dined with them this evening and neglected to pay my bill. Curious and perturbing for me as well – at the time the call came, I was actually still at my desk, engaged with my rather non-fulfilling meal of white corn chips, salsa and a couple of glasses of Folie à Deux 2006 Ménage à Trois Red. Rather that enjoying a steak at Houston’s (a restaurant I thoroughly enjoy by the way), I’ve been grinding away coding and sending emails.
It seems that A-hole Number 1 and his compatriot A-hole Number 2 decided on a twist and proferred my business card upon the establishment prior to their dine and dash. Thus implicating me and prompting the call.
It comes down to this. If you eat or drink at a restaurant and don’t pay for it – you’re an asshole. If you eat or drink at a restaurant and don’t pay for it and then try to shuffle it off on someone else – you’re a gigantic asshole. If you eat or drink at a restaurant and don’t pay for it and then try to shuffle it off on ME – I’ve got a spare ass-kicking in my glovebox.