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#1 Posted on 15.11.02 0424.46
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I, of course, work at Blockbuster, and a few months ago a guy named Christian was hired. When introduced, I promptly burst into song singing, “Christiiiiiiian! Christiiian!”, earning me odd looks from my co-workers. I later told all you wieners about it, and it seemed to strike a chord, as other people came forward with the odd little ways in which wrestling has penetrated their real lives.

Well... it happened again to me last night. It was roughly 11:57 p.m., and a couple walked in the door. The manager on duty, Jennifer, called out to them, “You've got about three minutes!”

I just about died laughing, and no one could understand why. I kept imagining two huge Samoans suddenly appearing behind the customers and beating the hell out of them.

Helped bring some laughter to an otherwise fairly ordinary work day.
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#2 Posted on 15.11.02 0428.12
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Did you get to be Rosey or Jamal?
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#3 Posted on 15.11.02 0443.59
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Nope... tall, skinny white guys wearing a blue shirt and khakis are not qualified in any way, shape or form to play either Jamal or Rosie.

If I grew sideburns and started wearing really tacky outfits, though, I might make a passable Rico...
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#4 Posted on 15.11.02 0823.46
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Hey wait, I've been to Blockbuster. Those polos count as tacky. Now, can you do a step-over mule kick, THAT'S the question...
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#5 Posted on 15.11.02 0830.05
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Oh hell yeah.

Working in the TV biz, everything seems to be a "gimmick," a story has an "angle" to it, reporters get "booked" to do certain stories, certain on-air people get a "push" and some don't...the list goes on and on.

To the point where a buddy who's been watching the squared circle longer than I have always yells at me about it. If I've ticked him off, I've done my duty to humanity.

Hell, I've always thought of describing WWII in wrestling terms. Imagine: Germany and the USSR start out as a heel tag team, totally squashing jobbers (Poland), and sending the top babyface (Great Britain) running...until Germany turns heel-er on the USSR with a vicious chairshot (the Nazi invasion of the USSR.) USSR turns face by default, and forms bond with babyface Britain. Meanwhile, Germany heel associate Japan (think X-Pac, maybe?) Pearl Harbors the non-involved USA, bringing him into the title feud. (Kinda like how Hogan got a piece of Savage's rise up the WWF card back in the day.) Mega-Powers formed (USA, USSR, Britain), and heels job cleanly.

Of course, there's tension in the baby team, and THE MEGA-POWERS EXPLODE! (USA/USSR Cold War.)

And don't even get me started on France...f'n tweeners.
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#6 Posted on 16.11.02 0005.33
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So, WWE angles could be improved if the booking team started playing "Axis And Allies" or "Risk"?
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#7 Posted on 16.11.02 0022.35
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HHH: Kane, I know your secret! Ten years ago you cheated and put extra soldiers on Madagascar when no one was looking!

.....on second thought better not give them any ideas
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#8 Posted on 16.11.02 0025.52
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Hey, maybe Edge & Christian were closer than they thought when they said "He is the game...what's that mean, that he's the Parcheesi?"
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#9 Posted on 16.11.02 0115.40
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I'm such a loser. I randomly write Kurt Angle facts in the employee journal at work. This week they decided to play a cruel joke by telling me that one of them had read on the internet that Kurt had badly injured himself at a house show and would be out for 8 months. I, of course, immediately called the boyfriend at home and he soothed my fears.

My coworkers lack integrity.
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#10 Posted on 16.11.02 0126.08
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I think happy Kurt Angle thoughts at work. No, not those kind of thoughts (not that there's anything wrong with that). I work in a grocery store as a Service Clerk--the guy up front who packs bags, collects baskets, grabs buggies, wraps flowers, does price checks, etc. Anyway, as a result I deal with a lot of customers and their issues/problems/complaints during the day. Whenever I get a really annoying one or one that I'm fairly sure is trying to rip us off, I stop focussing on them. I remember that happy customers = sales = store revenue= continued salary = money to buy wrestling tapes = chances to see Kurt Angle goodness anytime I want in the comfort of my own home. So, I just thought you'd like to know I take your philosopy to heart, Ana.

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#11 Posted on 16.11.02 0143.49
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Hey, that's a good point. I'll have to remember that when I'm annoyed at work.

But I still think it was pretty evil for my coworkers to trick me like that. To think we might have been deprived of 8 months of Kurt putting on excellent matches like they were as easy as tying his shoes.. would have been a great tragedy indeed.

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#12 Posted on 16.11.02 1326.10
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I try to limit them, but sometimes I'll let loose something that no one gets.
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#13 Posted on 16.11.02 1336.22
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    Originally posted by Ana Ng
    Hey, that's a good point. I'll have to remember that when I'm annoyed at work.

    But I still think it was pretty evil for my coworkers to trick me like that. To think we might have been deprived of 8 months of Kurt putting on excellent matches like they were as easy as tying his shoes.. would have been a great tragedy indeed.




I remember the day I found out Benoit was out for months...my boss Norm (a huge Rock fan) teased me about it for weeks afterwards!
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#14 Posted on 16.11.02 1603.20
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I try to slip in a wrestling joke when I get the odd chance. Sometimes it's a lay-up

Here for instance.

but I've been known to get in an odd shot or two.
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#15 Posted on 16.11.02 1700.50
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I was just in our lunchroom at my office a few minutes ago. I thought about putting one of my co-workers through a table. It would have been worth it!
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#16 Posted on 16.11.02 1733.49
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Once I was at a laser show, and someone said that the show will start in "3 Minutes." I couldn't help but smile at that.
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#17 Posted on 17.11.02 1117.12
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A few days back at the ol Disney Store, I forgot that one of my managers, Allison, wasn't making the schedules anymore when I was requesting a day off. I then went off about how she didn't have enough "stroke" and everyone looked at me like an idiot. Then again, I would have gotten those looks anyhoo. They all know I'm a huge wrestling fan and also know full well that I will talk about it at the drop of a hat.
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