Ever been kicked out of somewhere?

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  1. Crustcaster

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    Miscellaneous guitar shop. I had been there for three hours noodling on guitars though. Probably anoyed everyone in the shop.
     
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    Mo-Kan Dragway

    Late 1960's I was banned from racing at Mo-Kan Dragway for a year. We got caught removing some ballast weight from our Chevrolet powered Henry-J. This little car would really run and we had already dusted off the competition in our C-Gas Class with runs in 14 second range. Great for a 283 CU inch motor. We wanted to see how fast it would run with the lead weight taken out and apparently one of our defeated competitors saw that and turned us in to the track operators.

    Those were the days of gasoline for .60 cents a gallon or less.

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    Getting thrown out of the FDP doesn't count. Too easy.

    I was *almost* thrown out of Canada. We had a weekend booked in Montreal at some club somewhere (age is a terrible thing), probably around 1996 or so. Some of my bandmates didn't have passports, & the booker encouraged them to drive in separately & claim they were just off to the casino to gamble for the weekend (i.e. lie).

    I thought this was an extremely bad idea, & that was confirmed when the parts of the band that got through were called back to the border to discuss with Immigration what was to be done with us. After a discussion about jail, it was decided that we would pay a reasonably hefty fine & be allowed to play the weekend.

    Two lessons learned:
    1. Promotors lie.
    2. Always bring your passport (or get one!) if you want to work in another country.
     
  4. Jakedog

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    I got kicked out of a bar in rural New Mexico. For my own good, I think...

    Needed gas badly, saw pumps, and stopped. Pumped my gas, and went inside to pay. When I got in there, it wasn't a gas station, but a little bar with a couple of gas pumps. As soon as walked in, the whole place went dead silent. There were four guys at the bar, and the bartender. Nobody was moving, but it didn't really trip my alarm for some reason. I paid for my gas and the bartender said "Anything else?" I figured I wasn't in a hurry, and I like little weird roadside bars, so I said I'd have a Tecate. His answer was "no you won't". I said "Excuse me?" He said "Leave. Now." At that point my Spidey sense started tingling and it occurred to me that nobody in that place had moved a muscle or made a sound since I came through the door except for me and the bartender. So I just said have a nice day and walked.

    To this day I have no earthly idea what was going on in there, but I'm thinking that bartender did me a favor.
     
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    I was escorted out of Guitar Center by the mall guard after the manager wouldn't honor the price match policy. This was after having several (way too many) Long Islands with an old acquaintance at Houlihans. Haven't been back in over 6 years.
     
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    I was informed by the owner of a local coffee shop/take out place that I'd abused their hospitality because I had been sitting there for several hours working on my laptop (while sipping their coffee and eating one of their sandwiches). He even acknowedged that the other tables weren't full, so I wasn't taking up space another customer could have used.

    I left immediately and won't be back. There are plenty of other places to eat and work that are glad to have my business.

    My wife was banned from the local Walgreens... don't ask. :rolleyes:
     
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    Got kicked out of art class and (almost) high school.
    The classroom had big tables that sat about 6 students.
    I sat at one of them with two other guys.
    One guy had a plastic film canister with some "stems and seeds" in it.
    He was taking the stems out and lighting them up on the edge of the table with a Zippo.
    The unmistakable aroma filled the classroom.
    I was the token (not tokin') longhair at the table.
    I got sent to the boys dean.
    I managed to escape that rap, and I did not rat the other guy out.
    Lack of evidence.

    BTW, great story J'dog.
    You should include it in a book or screenplay.
     
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    That story scared me.
     
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    I got kicked out of a strip bar in Cold Lake, Alberta for being drunk and passing out. The proprietors told my buddies that it was bad for business to see somebody passed out with nekkid wimmen dancing so close by...
     
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    I've avoided this thread for a few months, but decided to give in. This is still embarrassing to me. But here goes.


    I got transferred to Dayton Ohio in the mid 80's. One day on my lunch break I went into a small gun shop to look around. No one in there except me and the owner. We struck up a nice conversation mostly about guns. All is good, still just me and him. Always wanting to run my own business ( which I do now) we started talking about his gun shop. He told me how scary it was to leave a comfortable job and invest his savings into his new venture. I said "That must have taken some balls". He looked me square in the face, and said "We don't talk that way in here, I'm going to have to ask you to leave". At first I thought he was kidding, but when his facial expression did not change, I muttered something about being sorry and slinked out the door. I can't explain how I felt when I left, but it was not good. Still embarrasses me when I think about it.
     
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    Been thrown out of more than one bar for fighting.... dont give this ex fighter Vodka... take notes please. :)
     
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    Deported from Byelorus for impersonating a Polish person.

    True story.
     
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    i was kicked out of wal-mart with my brother for lighting candles during a power-outage. I think I was about 15 at the time (my brother was 19). It was a massive power-outage that lasted roughly 30 minutes, so an employee started handing out some candles from the isle. My brother and I got caught trying to find the exit.
     
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    I was thrown out of my favorite hunting spot. After stealthy searching and stalking, I found the trophy I had been hoping for. Got into position, took the shot, and was bleeding it out so I could transport the meat when I was approached, and forced to leave....without my trophy! It seems Miami Metro Zoo frowns on big game hunting.....
     
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    When 18 I was hired to prep new cars and general autobody help. The fat slob GM told me to clean the bathrooms I said not in the job description. The owner was an arrogent a**hole who inherited the dealership and treated the staff like dirt. On Christmas they wanted $10 from all of us to buy him a present. I said no and was shown the door.

    I've been in seval fights as a young man in public areas which showed me the door and a few times in school too.

    As hard headed as the old man.
     
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    Been thinking about this one for a few days.

    Cannot think of a time when I was actually "thrown out" of somewhere. May have intentionally left directly before that was going to happen? Late night at The Capitol Cafe? Waffle House? House parties?

    According to my some times selective memory, the answer is No.

    Now when it comes to getting thrown off this board, probably unavoidable? With some of the responses that my posts get (Chuck is God post, blemished PG post, etc.), I'm guessing some guys & gals around here are hoping for that to happen.

    Not sure I blame them?
     
  17. A.B.Negative

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    The only time I've been thrown out of a bar I had to be told about it later. I was so drunk I don't remember going in.
     
  18. tpaul

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    Actually, now that I think about it, I was shown the door by the nation of Canada one time. We were long-hairs driving a VW microbus down from Alaska, and the border agents were sure we must have drugs hidden somewhere. After a long and fruitless search of our vehicle and possessions, they told us what route we were to take, what exit we were to take and how long we had to get out of the country.

    The funny part was that our clean-cut friends, in the bus ahead of us, were the only ones who had any contraband, but they cruised right through, no problem.

    I don't harbor any bad feelings, though. I still like Canada.
     
  19. Jason G

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    Yea, I was. Not one of my prouder moments, to say the least.

    The what: I was "kicked out" of a Texas Voting location.

    The circumstances: An Election officer would not allow me to vote(just doing his job at this point)... I didn't have my Voter registration card, and my name was not on their "physical" list. I had not moved from my current address for many elections and told him I never carry a voter registration card and that I didn't need one to vote, I had always just gone off the list. When I asked(very calmly, wanted to find out what I needed to to to make it right and make sure it didn't happen in the future ) what might be a reason for my name to be omitted from the list, he took me aside close to a female voting officer who'd been watching the whole thing. It was at this point that the first Officer(male) began chewing me out for being a nuisance, holding up the voting line, and that I was a liar about having voted before the way I told him. He insisted that I leave or he would have me forcefully ejected. I was in shock. Our conversation had been quite civil to this point. I looked to the female Officer and asked if it was possible I had previously voted by simply showing ID and signing by my name on the list, and she nodded and said "yes." This dude flew off his rocker(he was an older gentleman), I suppose because I asked the younger lady working the Voting location. Now I was a bit flustered and politely told him I'd be happy to leave once he apologized for calling me a liar(insulting my integrity, yada yada I should have just left then.) At this point I again looked to the younger lady(feel bad about it now, I was using her) re-explained the part regarding him calling me a liar, she reluctantly agreed with me.
    Anyway, I calmly told the old guy I'd rather be escorted from the Voting Location by Police if he wouldn't be a man and offer a small, simple apology. He told me that he "would not do any such thing" so I invited him to follow me to the school office(in a school building) to a telephone and have them come get me. I waited quite some time to be physically removed by Police, but the weather was ferocious with about 2 feet of new snow on the ground that morning and still falling. I'm sure they were very busy with traffic situations. I left before they arrived.

    Like I said, not a proud moment really. I'm sure he was stressed out, and probably had his share of a-holes that day. I carry a small digital recorder with me most places nowadays... for Police stops, meetings with contractors/etc, and of course Election Officials.
     
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    Got thrown out of Gabon (Africa) once. :p

    I was there doing work on a shuttle tanker. To get permission to load crude (oil), entry into the country and getting all our papers passed and cleared we had to bribe the "officials" with beer, whisky, tobacco, empty oil drums and soda. The same thing when you leave. We had loaded a lot of crude and just wanted to get out of there. When the officials were leaving down the embarktion ladder on the ships side, we were assigned the task to lower down the bribes with a rope and onto a little open workboat. When the case of whisky was lowered down, the bosun came over and cut over the rope and yelled at the "officials". I recall something like this: "God-dam* ba**ards, you have no fu**ing right to take my fu**ing whisky! Godda*n assh**es!". That's at least what I did hear.

    When that happened serious repercussions where made. We got expelled for Gabon, the captain and chief engineer where marked as "wanted" in Gabon, the company was fined with a fee that went out of our salaries and we didn't have whisky.

    We had a two weeks voyage overseas to the Caribbean (Curacao) and god forbid, no whisky. And it was Christmas.

    Don't know what happened with the captain and chief engineer as I signed off when we got to Curacao and spent the next three weeks in alcohol-hazed daze wandering about in Willemstad doing things on the dodgy side of life.

    After the three heavy and dazed weeks in a sailors heaven, I joined another ship. :)
     
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