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Evil Children Roam in Packs

  1. Jul 31, 2005 #1
    Got home from a long day at work around 7:50. Check this out... And feel free to add other work related rants if you wish.

    Employer: CEC Entertainment, Inc. Store #510 :: Princeton, NJ
    Position: Costume Character (Chuck E. Cheese)

    Today a pack of birthday children decided I was something to beat. I was punched in the face (luckily it was the helmet), and had my helmet jerked around by these little monsters... they tried to rip my Chuck teeth out, they punched me in the stomach, tried to pull my pants down, kicked me in the back, and ended up monentarily strangling me with my Super Chuck E cape (which, on the costume, is strung around the wearer's neck with a black elastic band). Luckily my GM, an Italian American from the Bronx, was there to tell them there was gonna be trouble if they didn't stop. Then, when I walked up to the blue screen (Studio C), a kid jumped off the camera rig and tried to pull me over backward. He was saying things like "I'm going to punch you in the face!" and proceeded to stomp on my feet repeatedly.

    But in a ray of hope, I beat a guy in a DDR Dance-off inside the costume.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    where do you work?
     
  4. Jul 31, 2005 #3
    Chuck E. Cheese's in Princeton, New Jersey
     
  5. Jul 31, 2005 #4

    Evo

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    Where are the parents of these miniature morons? Oh, they're the big drooling blobs at the tables. :devil:

    Big morons = little morons.

    Yes, I "do" blame the parents for how their kids act. My kids didn't act like that. :grumpy:
     
  6. Jul 31, 2005 #5

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    it's the parent's fault. you should talk to someone who can ban them from the resteraunt.

    God, the noise there must kill you.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2005 #6

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    Now I know why my parents wouldn't allow me to go to Chuck E. Cheese's as a kid (well, I was a bit bigger than a kid when they first opened where I lived, but still young enough to be under parental rules). And as an adult, I've never seen a reason to subject myself to a place full of screaming children, so I've never set foot in one. Sounds like a good thing I haven't.

    And yes, I agree, children only act like that when they have morons for parents who don't drag their snot-nosed bodies back home when they don't know how to behave properly in public.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2005 #7
    I hate Chuck E. Cheeses. Hate it. Just today, when the kids wanted to go into the McDonalds playplace I said "that's as bad as Chuck E. Cheeses. Be glad your dad will take you; the energy in that place makes me crazy."

    Diencephalon, you are a brave soul. There *are* good children in the world. But they don't eat (much) at your employer's place. Thanks for the story though - it'll be useful for my kids when they want to know why I don't like Chuck E. Cheese. The thought of poor Chuck E. being beat up by other kids, will make them want to picket for rodent rights.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2005 #8
    My best friend's 6 year old tries to beat me up regularly. Somewhere he picked up the instinct to go for the spine and kidneys. Fortunately he isn't uncontrolable and doesn't do this sort of thing unless I'm a willing participant.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2005 #9

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    Jesus christ... sounds like a case for Amnesty International. I haaaaaaaaate kids. If a kid of mine ever did that, id get a baseball bat.... and.... uhm... teach him to play... yes... thats it...
     
  11. Jul 31, 2005 #10

    Evo

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    Sounds like the kid has aggression issues, that's really not normal.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2005 #11
    I really actually like it there. From many people I hear a lot of complaints about CEC food, but for some reason it's all really really good at the Princeton store. We're also one of the most sanitary Chuck E. Cheese establishments in the entire chain. As the mascot, I meet both bad and good children... I met some kids with a heart of gold as well, who give me tokens, tickets, and big warm hugs. When I am at work, I always have a smile, knowing with satisfaction that I've made some child's day. No longer am I easily humiliated, as part of my job is dancing...a lot.

    Regarding noise levels: That takes getting used to. Now nothing really bothers me much anymore... plus, when I'm in the costume, the helmet drowns out all the erroneous background screaming and leaves me with just "Chuck i love you!" or "I want to rip your head off!"

    YoMama: My boss actually yelled at them for me, but there was no banishment yet. It's to be expected, so I know my *****ing is probably a bit awkward, but i can (contrary to popular belief) feel inside the costume ;). It's padded so those kidney shots aren't so bad.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2005 #12

    Evo

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    You're a good kid. :smile:

    Still, the parents (and their children) ought to be taught a lesson. :devil: Those little morons are just going to grow up to be big morons (aside from a miracle).
     
  14. Jul 31, 2005 #13
    I can just imagine my future job interviews when I get that Nuclear Engineering degree. Could imagine for example an interviewer for an energy company, reading my resumé

    "Employed at CEC Entertainment, Inc. as a costume character/dancer"

    It'll spark interesting conversation and convince people I have some form of people skills
     
  15. Jul 31, 2005 #14

    Evo

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    Even better: Dancing Rodent. :biggrin: Now THAT ought to get their attention.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2005 #15

    Lisa!

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    I thought you wrote "Evo childron" :rofl: :rofl:
     
  17. Jul 31, 2005 #16
    I think some kids forget there's an actual person inside that costume.. :frown:
     
  18. Jul 31, 2005 #17
    He does actually, to some degree. His parents are devorced, and it wasn't a friendly affair. Also most entertainment these days seems to be based around violence. It probably didn't help much growing up around us playing board games about war like Axis & Allies and what not.
    I was worried that he might get in fights at school but apearantly that hasn't been an issue at all. Oddly enough his new interest is in golf and we have no idea where that came from. He's a good kid and like I said he only beats up on me when I'm up for it. I'm usually the one who starts it by picking him up and dangling him upside down.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2005 #18
    Chuck E Cheese was a fun place to go to as a kid.

    The OP's incident sounds a bit like Kramer's run-in with the "little fists of fury".
     
  20. Aug 1, 2005 #19
    All i have to say is go watch city of God.
     
  21. Aug 1, 2005 #20

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    Actually, that's the point, they're supposed to think it's really Chuck E. :biggrin: The rotten ones probably are more aware there's a person inside than the sweet ones are. No wonder poor Chuck E. has to wear a helmet!

    It doesn't matter if it's a costumed character, another kid, a grown-up, or a pet, hitting is NEVER okay. If I ever have kids and they hit someone while out in a restaurant (or anywhere), that would be it, I'd be paying the check while dragging the kid out by the shirt collar (and I'd make them apologize and give ALL their tokens to whoever they hit, since they wouldn't be returning for a LONG time to cash in their tokens).
     
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