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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Just a quick discussion I felt like bringing up, although this thread will certainly embarass me and I'm sure it won't be many posts before many are laughing at me for my stupidity but thought I'd mention it anyway.

Last night at work (a bar for those who dont know where I work) I made the third of a big big stupid mistake which is pretty much causing the rumour at work that I'm a clumsy goit!

I don't know how many people here know much about changing beer barrels at a pub/bar but basically here's how the story goes last night really busy at work the Carling ran out so I ran down to the basement to change the barrel, something I do about 10 times a week or more so I'm pretty familiar with how to do it wink. So anyway more or less how you change a barrel is unplug the old one plug on the new one then you have to open a valve to send the pressure through to get the new beer into the pipes, that valve pumps beer though the pipes and out a small run off pipe that you normally havea bucket ready, the moment beer starts coming out you know the pressure is through so you can then turn the tap off and get back to work.

Well here's where last night buggered up! Basically I left the run off tap running....for about an hour, when I went back down there was Carling all over the cellar floor. Luckily my manager is ace and was just like its ok accidents happen. Now I'm sure I turned the valve off but no one else did anything so I guess it must have been me, how stupid!

To make the situation worse as I said earlier this was the third incident where my clumsyness has caused problems for the bar, While serving I've by accident broken a glass firdge door....twice. About a year ago, thena gain about 4 months ago, those fridge doors cost about 350 to fix so two fridge doors and now this beer pouring all over the place.
Seems like lots of clumsyness but I just seem to be having bad luck!

I was jsut curious on other peoples views on 'bad luck' or is it simply people not being careful enough etc

Now I wonder how many people will have a good laugh at what an idiot I am ubblol

Take it easy.

I'm off to work soon, lets hope I dont screw up again tonight ubblol


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

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Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Carelessness with the beer I'd say, not stupidity or clumsiness! I've left stuff too long at work because I got distracted, it happens! Only in my case it's easier to hide ubblol

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milka


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Location: Limoges (France)

Total posts: 89
Posted:Your boss must be someone veeeeery understanding biggrin

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tillymoo


tillymoo

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Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 107
Posted:i'm wondering how you broke a fridge door - *twice*??!! confused

as for the beer keg, i don't think it was stupidity - a combination of forgetfulness and bad luck. wink

i'm terrified of changing beer kegs - so many things you have to remember that have to be just right, and the consequences are never pretty if you get them wrong - like ending up with beer all over the floor! beerchug


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

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Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Or, it could all be a conspiracy wink

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dani_babyboo
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

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Location: Cannock, staffordshire

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Posted:if you had a manager like i had you would make no mistakes trust

sometimes a manger/ boss is hard because it makes you not make so many mistakes and in a way they do a good job

but it can be accidental especially with a pub full of thirsty people wanting carling black label (oops forgot its not black label anymore is it?)

anyway next time you change the keg do a double check just to make sure and peace of mind and get into a habit of always checking back on things smile always helps me

either that or someone sneakily did it


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Bad luck virus. Just need to wait for it to work its way through and hope its not a herpes virus

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted: Written by: Gnor


Bad luck virus. Just need to wait for it to work its way through and hope its not a herpes virus



Well its certainly not sexual magnetism virus wink

Well tonight went off without a hitch really which was quite good!


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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:Bad luck is just a way of alleivating responsibility tongue

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:Will being clumsy isnt being stupid.
you're not a stupid or a careless guy.
you are intelligent and thoughtful, I think you're just a tad clumsy (as am I). Either that or there's pixies messing with you xxx


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

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Location: Nuneaton

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Posted:i am going to go with clumsy and distractable.. if thats a word.
Your a fantastic guy young man but you do get distracted easily.
but we all ubblove you the way you are so i wouldn't worry about it. hug


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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted:i think your stupid

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but seriouisly, were you swinging from the fridge or something? or was it part of your flairing?


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:at my old work i accidentally left a huge tapped container of dich washing detergent running in the cleaning closet and then one of the waitresses said "umm, is there meant to be blue goo running out from under the door?". i felt like a total idiot, but luckily my mate who worked at the same place had done it before so it was ok, just very embarassing.

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Tabt


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I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

Total posts: 1007
Posted:at the pub i work at we blame everything on one of the ghosts.

they even had to wall off half of the cellar because the down there was getting scary.

so...maybe you have one fo those?

or maybe...like me you are just clumsy. biggrin


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:Goblins.


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ubblol



But really.. hmm. Don't know.. Homework perhaps?


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:dude, only three incidents in a year? i'd call that good luck myself...

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Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

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Posted:yay i love brian froud!

id be happy to have of those things causing me mischeif... smile

oh and i broke a barrell yesterday. rolleyes

beer whent everywhere, tres messy!

perhaps its catching...


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