Ok, here is my biggest pet peeves in working in Haunts. Come on, let's vent it out! We will feel better. What are yours?
If you do not want to go to a haunt, if it doesn't scare you, if you think it is stupid, if you think you are too "manly", are in a foul mood, don't have a date and no one loves you, haven't taken a shower and you stink, haven't talked to your friend in forever and see them for the first time that night and need to get caught up on your lives and talk throughout the haunt, if you are 25 going on 6 and like to whisper then giggle (yes folks giggle, not laugh), Have small genitalia and have to over compensate by being a total ass in front of the other sex, would rather walk through the house with hands in your pockets and not look at anything, bring kids who are having fun, but have parents that get pissed at you cause you just sacred their kid and push you, and the most important one is..... drum roll please.... if you have a 7 year old kid who is scared of "Mickey Mouse" and yells I don't want to go in crying and screaming, but yet you still make them go through to only laugh at them while they pee in their pants and are then tarnished for life to only become a flasher when they grow up with weird body twitches and talk to themselves as they flash themselves to others... DO NOT COME TO THE HOUSE folks. You will only create a bad vibe and ruin it for all those that love this! Whew...Ok I feel better!
Wow WW... why don't you tell us how you really feel?
Sorry, it just seemed that they all came on the same night and I needed to vent. So I guess you don't have any nights like that?
I try to think of it as that is those people way of having fun, I do the same show for them as everyone else. I pretend inside they are having a great time and it does not get to me like it used to.
My favorite is the overprotectiv boyfriend, I would come lurching from my place and a good bunch of screams with my face restraint on. I come out pretty fast, and I start a beeline towards this one girl that was incredibly rude to me when I was scaring in line. Her boyfriend seemed ok with it, then to prove his masculinity shoulder checked me into the wall. Course' his masculinity facade dropped like a rock once I assumed my full height from my hunched over character (6'5, without boots, with boots 6'6).
I hate guys like that, ones who have to act like douches for lack of better words. Those are the guys that really get to me. I havn't been busting my ass for 8 hours and many groups before you to take that.
And the oh so original "Your breath smells!" "Oh that was sooo much funnier when the group before you said it, work on your delivery".
Oh and to clear it up, My breath DOESNT smell. I brush my teeth just before I leave for the haunt and frequently eat tic tacs. Mainly because i think they taste good, and the mint taste can help keep me up. Wierd I know.
So, in summary the pet peeves are:
Originally Posted by WelchWitch
-People who don't get scared
-People who do get scared
-People who bring people who get scared
-People who don't bring a date
Did I miss any?
I hate the people who show up just to heckle. I also hate the abusive drunk morons who think it's funny to act macho and come into OUR place of business and get physical with anyone who so much as breaths in their direction. For example, there was a guy who shoved one of the people from the outside souvenir photo company into a wall because she (yes, SHE) took the picture, thus setting off the air blast for the scare. Basically my biggest pet peeves can be summarized into one category as "troublemakers". It boggles my mind and really bugs me when I see people come through our mazes who are TRYING to irritate my fellow actors and myself, especially because there are a lot of young first time actors at the haunt I currently work for.
Smelly breath can be fun. Get right in someones face with some nasty breath and listen to the comments its hysterical. We eat pickles before we go out then brush our teeth directly after.
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I'd like to add to my list of pet peeves the guests that read the instructions for my room, in which there is a small hallway to the left where a monitor is activated by a button on my end of the area. TO THE LEFT. I swear the schools in Southern California must be getting worse, because 80 percent of the people look to the right, and barely even look around the room to see if anything is happening. Is the difference between left and right really that hard?
I agree 100% with you, but was just caught off guard by the number of peeves in the post.
My biggest pet peeve is the drunks. If you can hardly walk straight, you may want to reconsider going into a haunted house with shaking, dropping, and slanted floors... my 2 cents.