Last night, I walked into a Downtown Orlando Subway. I noticed one of the security guys from The Beacham, my old photo job. I had no problems with the employees. My beef was with the owners. The employees didn’t fire me, the owners did.
As he ordered and paid for his meal, the security guy wasn’t giving me eye contact.
After being fired twice before from jobs, I expected that. After being fired, some ex-coworkers avoid you like the plague.
When he walked out, I waved at the security guy. Yet, he continued walking.
Let me remind you, this Subway exists across the street from The Beacham. Yet, after attending Downtown Orlando’s Third Thursdays Art Walk, Subway was the best option for dinner. Because it contains low sodium, the chicken breast sub with wheat bread and Swiss cheese is good for my high blood pressure. So, that’s why I was across the street from the Beacham. It was for health reasons, not because I miss the place.
“Pat,” I heard the security guy say.
I turned and he brought up the blog I posted about Beacham’s security beating a guy. According to him, five people were fired because of that blog. He talked as if I was supposed to feel sorry for them. I didn’t.
Truth be known, I wasn’t even aware the Beacham knew about the blog.
Also, the security guy told me the patron took out two people. I couldn’t see how that small guy took out two big dudes. Or maybe I heard that wrong. Still, I know what I saw on video, two big dudes beating the shit out of one small patron.
Oh yea, the original person who shot the video said the guy wasn’t doing a damned thing. Yet, again, I wasn’t there. I repeat, what I saw was a video of two big dudes beating the shit out of one small patron.
I’m going to hand Beacham the benefit of the doubt. Even without my blog, they probably would have fired those guys anyway. Yet, if my blog hadn’t existed, there was the possibility folks wouldn’t have been fired …and wound up beating another patron.
If they got fired because of my blog, this proves blogs effectiveness. Sometimes, they get results.
I have no sympathy for those who got fired. That could’ve been me, one of my friends or one of my relatives they were beating on. Folks got what they deserved.