Nej betyder nej!
No means no!
Hey folks, hope everyone is having a great day! Today is December 1st which means AHHHH Christmas is coming! I love Christmas time, there is almost always some kind of cheer and smiling faces from people. I know it’s early but I’m already going to say my first words of wisdom to you 😉 “If you’re not smiling, make sure to try to smile because you never know who’s falling in love with that smile 🙂 ” This Christmas is going to be a brand new experience for me, it’s going to be sad and happy. I’m going to be away from my family this year but also going to be in the great land of Danmark with my friend so I get to experience a DANISH CHRISTMAS!!!
This past week I went to the world championship for power tumbling and my job was being a security guard. Let me tell you something, people do not listen very well and don’t believe in hearing the word no apparently. I have some of the most funny stories though. So this is going to be a funny blog or at least I think they are funny now after I’m not there and don’t have to deal with it any more. These are going to be a series of true events that happened to me while being at the championship.
Let me start off with the day that I had to take a shift that I shouldn’t have. During the days we had a set schedule and so a person might be at a station for 2 hours and then have a 2 hour break to enjoy the competition but sadly a lot of people are getting sick and the person who made the schedule sometimes didn’t have a plan d. For example when a person is supposed to replace you at 3 p.m. but is sick then they’re probably not coming so we have a back up person and well…. that person was sick too… So there I was stuck at zone 13 where everyone wants to sit but is only for paid participants aka people with bracelets and tickets. So anyone who doesn’t have those things are not supposed to be up there. I would tell people no and they would tell me no instead and just walk past me haha People would speak their own language and it was like I was a ghost or not even there.
First story, I’ll try to narrow it down to the best 2 to 3 stories. I was asked by a lady Saturday to move a guy in a wheelchair because he was blocking her view. I said “oh so you want me to be the bad guy” and she replies with “exactly”. I found someone to cover my area to go searching for someone a tad meaner than I and was told pretty much that he paid for his seat/area to so he doesn’t have to move so I asked well can you tell the lady that and they said no…. So I go back to the lady telling her I went searching for someone meaner, she laughed but then she demanded new seats then. I was a volunteer and clearly didn’t have that power or didn’t think I did. Well the lady points across the room at the other side and says she wants to sit there (which in that section you have to have a 7 on your badge). I said okay do you have a 7 and she says no and I mean of course she says no, that would be to easy if she said yes. I said okay, I’ll see what I can do. I go talk to the guards on duty and they asked their boss and BAM the deed was done, they said yes. I go back upstairs and say okay y’all can move just follow me so I can make sure you get past security with no problem, their response “oh right now? I think we’re going to wait…..” AHHH Don’t complain if you’re not going to be thankful when someone tries to help.
Where I was on guard at their was two sets of stairs on each side of the bleachers. I was on zone 13 and my friend was on 14, it’s small enough to where you could walk back and forth if needed. On this particular day I had two extra people helping me and my friend only had herself. We were making sure to NOT let people in, so I made sure I had back up. I decided to walk over to my friend and was trying her best to not let people in as well. The most commonly used line to get in was I need to see blank or pick up blank, it’ll be just 2 minutes! 2 minutes would turn into a lot longer time so on this day we made sure to make it ONLY 2 minutes and would kick them out after that time. This person came in on my friend’s side and said 2 minutes, like the others, but this time I made sure to kind of follow him and wait haha. I waited on the stairs to where he couldn’t see me and waited about 3-5 minutes then went over to him, by this time he was eating a sandwich and drinking. I told him his two min were up and he said a could of more minutes and I replied well you have 10 seconds haha. After about 7 seconds he was up and went out the way he came in. I told my friend I kicked him out and said I’m going back to my post. While walking I see my two back ups talking to someone and about lost it cracking up when I saw who it was. It was the guy I literally just kicked out, he walked down one set of stairs and walked up the other. He also told them they he didn’t speak/understand English (even though I just had a conversation with him) and said “haha I just kicked him out”. His face was priceless and looked like he just saw a ghost.
My time at the worlds were overall enjoyable and definitely created some stories I can never forget and will gladly tell you more but don’t feel like typing on and on so these two will due for now 😉 I have a hard time saying no a lot of times, so honestly being at a place where I would continuous have to say no to people helped me a little. So sometimes you can’t please everyone, heck most of the time, and sometimes you can/will make people mad but remember always do it with a smile 😀 Good night everyone.