keiser31

Yep....this guy got fired for climbing on show cars....

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No doubt this Poor Unfortunate (abbreviated P-U) is complaining to anyone within earshot how unfair life is and what a bunch of %#$@'s his bosses are.

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He's not rich & famous enough to do anything he wants.   Glad to hear it resulted in "You're Fired."

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It is a sad fact of life, there is very little respect of one's property, even from a third rate newscaster I am sure if someone climbed all over his car, or couch, he would be the loudest complainer in the room. Justice is served! Hope he's learned a lesson. John

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Some times the Red Neck comes out in me.

Security would have been called and I would have gotten kicked out of THAT show.

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It's a trend that I have noticed all the years I have been around antique and classic cars.

The general public is more and more disrespectful of other people's cars and personal property.

That is one of the reasons I don't leave either of my cars alone for very long, if at all, when I am out and about in them.

 

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20 minutes ago, zepher said:

It's a trend that I have noticed all the years I have been around antique and classic cars.

The general public is more and more disrespectful of other people's cars and personal property.

That is one of the reasons I don't leave either of my cars alone for very long, if at all, when I am out and about in them.

I totally agree !!  The lack of consideration is mind boggling ..... The last show I went  to a few years ago, people would walk up to my car, look at the interior and turn around to start a conversation with their friend and the next moment, they are leaning on my car... can't tell you how many times this has happen to me - right in front of me !  I actually had people reach inside the engine compartment and start touching parts of the engine...... yeah, I never leave the vehicle now.

 

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1 hour ago, STEVE POLLARD said:

I totally agree !!  The lack of consideration is mind boggling ..... The last show I went  to a few years ago, people would walk up to my car, look at the interior and turn around to start a conversation with their friend and the next moment, they are leaning on my car... can't tell you how many times this has happen to me - right in front of me !  I actually had people reach inside the engine compartment and start touching parts of the engine...... yeah, I never leave the vehicle now.

 

Steve

 

I've seen people open or try to open car doors to get a better look inside.

Had our Pierce out at a show, Model A Ford next to us, a couple of guys walk up to the Ford, sit down on the running board and proceed to eat the food they were carrying.

I figured they belonged to the car since I had not seen the owner because the A was there before we parked.

The actual owner comes back and shoos them away from his running boards, obviously very annoyed.

I apologized for not being a good neighbor and telling the picnickers to eat elsewhere but I didn't know they were not the owners.

Ford guy said he understood and we traded horror stories for a good 20 minutes before looky loos demanded we tend to them.

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I was watching a friend's just purchased (low 6 figures) & delivered (to the show) 1930 V16 Cadillac at a downtown street show in a college town several years ago.  When I first walked up, he had all 4 doors open to show off the very nice, original interior and I stopped that sheet right away.  'Dave, people are going to climb inside if you leave the doors open'.  He didn't believe me until a couple kids, with mom & dad watching, did just that. 

 

Once the car was secured (doors now closed) he took a few minutes to walk away and get something to eat.  Very shortly a mom & her young son show up and he wants to sit on the fender so she can take a picture. NO.  She asks if he can sit on the bumper. NO!  They walk away unhappy.  Then I turned my head for a few seconds to talk with another friend and share 'people are so stupid' stories when I see a woman open the rear door and start to pull down a delicate window shade.  I literally grabbed her collar and pulled her back before she stepped into the car.  My nerves were shot between bicycles & baby buggies by the time Dave got back.  Forced to stay through the end of the show due to blocked exits, he stood guard on one side and I was on the other.  What a cluster mess!!! 

 

 

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Just think what that jerk would look like if he had done that at a Low Rider show? 

 

Bob 

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The whole thing looks like it was planned.  Still nonsense, but the way he reacts to the door opening and the mere fact he’s dressed like a fool with his dress shirt out indicates it is all an act.  I have been wrong before.

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58 minutes ago, 39BuickEight said:

The whole thing looks like it was planned.  Still nonsense, but the way he reacts to the door opening and the mere fact he’s dressed like a fool with his dress shirt out indicates it is all an act.  I have been wrong before.

 

I don't think you get fired for doing a pre-planned act.

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I'd be amazed if there were no dents.

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12 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

I don't think you get fired for doing a pre-planned act.


When I say planned, I mean he planned it as some sort of show to draw attention to himself.  He wanted to make a big deal of it all. He almost acted like he knew he was being an idiot the whole time.  Who knows what his motive was.  Maybe he wanted to be fired.  Maybe he has jealousy issues.  Maybe he hates car guys.  Who knows.

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I,ve got to say in the 25 years of showing i,ve only had a couple of truly egregious examples of behavior by spectators. 

I usually react to them very vigorously. The occasional finger tip exploration i over look.

I had one person ask if his blind father could use his hands to visualize my car. I spent a good fifteen minutes with him helping him to see my car. Best fifreen minutes i had at the show......bob

 

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I have stories about this too...we all do. But mine started when I was a little kid. Once when our club chapter was displaying our cars at a local amusement park as a fundraiser, an adult stranger stepped over the stanchions and velvet rope, opened a door on our Hupmobile touring car, and started rummaging in the door pockets. I was only about 10 years old, but I knew very well that this was NOT ok. I yelled, "Hey, please get away from our car!" Instead of backing off and/or apologizing, the guy took about two menacing steps in my direction and said something, "Who do you think you're talking to?" Thankfully, some other adult members of our club were nearby and yelled at the guy to back off. He went away grudgingly, pointing his finger at me and nodding his head, suggesting trouble for me later. 

 

My Dad was a young man at the time...maybe about 30. He was well known as a very quiet, but exceptionally strong man. And he had a temper. When a club member saw him and told him what happened, he came rushing to where I was sitting with some other adult club members who were watching out for me. He and I walked all over that park for an hour or more, but never did find the guy. That is probably a very good thing. He was trembling mad. 

 

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At a good sized car show / fund raiser in another Nevada county (at a brothel) a gal with her kid got into my wife's 1965 Mustang.

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At the swap meet/car show events that I run, I forbid bicycles in the show field and make constant announcements asking folks to keep baby strollers safely away from the cars. I've seen many curious people at other events like parades (people who are NOT car collectors) ride up beside a car and then innocently look in the interior. But they remain on their bike seats and inevitably lean over further and further to get a better look. And well-intentioned parents with strollers will get WAY too close without ever thinking about it. More than once I have told a total stranger to get their bike or stroller away from another total stranger's car. 

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I've seen people not only open doors to get a better look but actually get in the car to take photos of themselves in the car.

Never bothered to check with the owner, just helped themselves to opening a door and letting themselves in.

Anyone that goes past the crowd control ropes needs to be escorted off the premises.

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Just ask them to sit in the car. They run away.. That is my experience..

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"No-one is out here to tell me which car I can't go in because some of these are off-limits, so I'm going to live on the wild side. Tell me what you think about this pose, Tina?"

 

Those are the words of someone who's going to get fired from any job he has. His next position as a CEO or a janitor isn't going to turn out any better unless his attitude changes.

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My wife made her voice a little loud when a slightly handicapped woman (at least she appeared that way as she seemed to not be able to stand very steady) took her long telephoto camera lens and stuck it under the front edge of my folded up hood at Hershey this year.. She was holding in her left hand what appeared to be a cane or some type of walking assist and her camera in her right the whole time appearing to shake trying to keep her balance while the end of the lens was precariously close to the edge of the hood and my radiator shell. My wife let her know she didn’t like her that close to the car. The woman gave her a surprised the a somewhat disgusted look. She probably didn’t think she was that close but she came within 1/2” of hitting my car with the lens.

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