Miss Mary


I attended my first Chicago Black Hawks game last evening.  (It was a Christmas gift from my daughter’s boyfriend.)  On the way out I stepped into the line to the ladies room.   As the line moved forward you could hear a very over-served woman berating another woman.   “Irish-Courage-Woman” was berating what she deemed to be a United Center employee – but in reality she worked for one of the food vendors.

The complaint the Irish-Courage-Woman had issue with was something in the bathroom, which as a vendor employee you can’t address her concern.  The employee ignored the woman which just stoked the rants.  The rants really then became about the employee not addressing Irish at all  – can’t say I blame her.  Finally, the Irish-Courage-Woman did her elevated rant hop and left. 

Now the employee, still fixing her hair, showed no signs of uncomfortableness (clearly all of us standing in line were) but did murmur for all to hear, “She disrespected me.”   She did disrespect you dear, but you didn’t help her understand that you were not a bathroom attendant.  

This tells me a couple things,

1.  If you’ve had too much to drink, keep your mouth shut because you really don’t know what you’re saying.

2.  As an employee that obviously works somewhere in the great United Center, your managers need to provide training on belligerent guests to stop escalating embarrassing situations.

It was one of those moments in time that you’d like to forget but sticks with you.

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