Almost quit I was so imbarrased
Ok Ive just got one time I can recall that imbarassed the crap out of me. My first year working in a haunt ever was in 2001 or 2. My neighbor asked me to help him build a room. Im pretty good with construction so I thought it might be kind of fun to help build. We were building a shrinking room.
After spending the whole summer building the shrink room and this forrest area just before it, eventually Oct. rolls around and my neighbor asks me to help out durning the season. I was very much reluctant to say yes to that. Ive never really considered myself an actor by any means. I was all about the building!! Not so much playing a character though.
Well he bugged me about it like nonstop. So I said OK but I'll just run the moving wall of the shrink room. Stay hidden all night, ya know. So my neighbor is working at the other end of the room getting all these great scares and Im back there laughing my ass off, realizing that I got to get in on this scare stuff some how.
So towards the end of my first night I finally decide to peak out of my little cubby hole behind the wall and TRY to scare this group of girls I here walking right buy me. I peak my head out, Im in costum, I let out this......stupid.......pathetic.....groul.... One of the girls turn around, and grouls right back at me........WHAT THE %*%*. Didnt come out of my hole the rest the night... All depressed and stuff..HA My buddy thought it was funny as hell though, and he let me know it, I assure you.
Next night was a complete turn around. I jumped in right away. Had great scares. The two of us were kind of able to feed off eachother. Made for one of the funnest nights in the haunt Ive had yet.
Guess sometimes you got to hit that rock bottom before you can get better. Hope you all get a laugh at my expense!! HA
Customers Can Be Very Cruel
I had a young woman working here whose job was not to scare but to direct traffic in a room with 5 doors coming into it.
The first night she was very upset when some guy looked her right in the eye and said something like, "Well you are a hell of a looking thing!"
She had no mask or make up on, it was just her own face. She got so down about this she wanted to walk right out the door and never return.
She was a nice looking woman but she had just been through a nasty divorce from an abusive A-Hole husband and her self-esteem was lower than whale shit.
I talked and talked to her..she returned the next night dressed with a black veil hiding her face!
But then she never came back after that.....too bad.
A consideration when hiring, some people working for us can be sensitive, insecure people.
My Helper's Embarrassment
He got airborne, flying into a room full of patrons, flying with arms out like Superman, crashed and "burned", hitting his head pretty hard, rolling on the floor for his landing zone.
"Are you alright? Did you get hurt?"
"Naw! All just part of the show."
Pretty scary seeing a 300 pounder do this acrobatic!