either this or 'don't point that camera at me' is my favorite

Aaaand THAT's why you don't come to work drunk.

When I was a front desk agent at a hotel, we hired a new night auditor who worked the shift right after me most days. I had been asked to stay one hour later (basically overlapping our shifts) for a week or two to help her get a grasp on some of the basic stuff that she might have forgotten during her training.

This lady was your very typical “cat lady”. Literally. Probably about 60, looked like she lived in a trailer park, scraggly hair, didn’t smell ago great. Why she was hired I don’t know. But either way, that’s what it was. Two or three days in, she started coming in smelling of alcohol. She worked nights alone. Meaning I was the only one who would have seen her in this state. The first two times I didn’t really say anything. I didn’t know her well or her situation, but I kept an eye out because she seemed lazy and incompetent. She was also just a rude lady in general and wasn’t nice to guests (or me).

Then one day, right when she came in to start her shift, I got slammed. A tour bus of asians came in at 10 pm and I was scrambling to check them all in. Usually these people (we got a lot of tour buses) would not really understand etiquette and would demand that we connect them to the wifi. They usually didn’t speak English and their phones were not in English. Needless to say I was completely overwhelmed.

First offense- she just stood there when the phone was ringing. She said she was too scared to answer it. I’m not her manager, but I finally told her “Hey, you have to answer the phone and I need help right now”. I was still in the middle of the tour bus mess. She still didn’t answer the phone, and watched me check them in.

Second offense- when the people were coming up to us after checking in motioning for us to sign them into the wifi, she would shake her head and shrug her shoulders and then point to me. Basically saying, I don’t speak your language go to her.

Third offense- She reeked of alcohol.

Fourth offense- as the tour group was headed up to their rooms and was basically done, she says to me, “Hey do you mind if I go run and grab a pizza? i’m starving.” Uhhh lady you JUST got to work and also you could just order delivery. I’m not staying here doing YOUR job.

Fifth offense- She called my personal cell three times (one past midnight) instead of our manager to ask very very obvious questions.

Sixth offense- She looked in my personal binder that I kept in the office for my login. She used my login to do all of her work that night. The next day, my manager was PISSED at me because it looked like I had overbooked us because it was under my login.

That was it.

So two days later on my shift, she came in and I changed my tone. i asked her what her favorite bar was and we started talking casually. i secretly turned on my recorder on my phone and got her to admit to drinking right before work. She even admitted to driving drunk to work. Most incriminating? She asked if I wanted to sneak a bottle of wine from our bar later.

I excused myself to the bathroom and called my manager. She showed up and I told her EVERYTHING. I left.

The next shift I learned she had been fired and escorted by police off the premises. They found drugs in her vehicle and arrested her in our parking lot.

My reward? i knew how to look at the video cameras and watched the whole thing back with audio with my maintenance guy. Some people.

anonymous asked:

Prompt: Tony Stark and social media. Sometimes shitposter sometimes sappy family feels sometimes important sociopolitical matters and sometimes advertising for his philanthropy and charity events and sometimes frustrated tweets/posts about the bots being clumsy. Maybe the avengers find out after the dust settles post Civil War?

It was a mistake to give Tony Stark access to “his” personal social media accounts.

A very very very big mistake. Usually, social media was something Tony Stark wouldn’t bother with, his “personal” accounts were only ever used to advertise some sort of big event for Stark Industries or “kissing up” to lots of the Maria Stark foundations biggest donors. It was fine, people knew Tony wasn’t actually behind the screen, and they didn’t really care either. Most of the followers were either tech nerds, Other major companies in affiliation with Stark Industries, and Iron Man fans.

Within two weeks of Tony gaining complete personal access of his social media accounts, his already impressive follower account tripled everywhere. That was not the mistake.

The mistake is anyone believing Tony would take it even slightly seriously. He was famous, thousands to millions would be notified when he wrote anything. Be serious, Be Respectful, don’t mess around. 

Within five minutes there is a post: 


What the FUCK is a meme? Why is my surprised face a meme? Is that a good thing? A bad thing? I–what–WHAT? HOW DO YOU SAY IT? WHY IS IT SPELLED LIKE “ME ME” WHEN IT’S PRONOUNCED “MEEM” I’M–SOMEONE EXPLAIN NOW.


A new meme sprouts up because of that post.

……………………………

within the first few weeks, Tony had doubled the number of posts he had made in the past decade. Tony Stark was on social media often

when one brave soul tagged him and asked why he spent so much time on here yet always seems to be moving or busy, Tony replies: 


I never paid attention to meetings anyway. What did you think I was doing behind those sunglasses? Paying attention? 


Another meme sprouts up: What did you think I was doing behind those sunglasses?


………………….

Tony Starks first photo uploaded onto his personal account was taken by Rhodey. It was Tony drinking out of a mug that had an arc reactor logo imprinted into it and tony raising one eyebrow at the camera. 

Someone finds and asks Rhodey why Tony is having so much trouble and displaying inexperience over social media after Tony posts asking what a “hashtag” was. Rhodey explains that in Tonys mind, everything simple is made overly complicated, and everything complicated is simple. It’s not that Tony doesn’t know how to do everything, he’s just a weirdo. And also tells people to cut him some slack, because he’s old. 

Tony replies to that post with the photo Rhodey took of him and says:

What the fuck did you just say?

It’s another meme.

After that more and more photos start popping up on Tony Starks social media. Usually there’s some sort of breakfast photo with Rhodey uploaded on Tuesdays. And a photo with several of his Avengers listed as “datenight” They all try to tell him that’s not the use of that word, Tony doesn’t change it. 

……………………..

The first video Tony ever uploads is taken by DUM-E. 

It starts off with the frontal camera recording, hard rock music is blaring in the background and Tony typing furiously away at a computer. DUM-E is staring at the phone curiously, then reaches out and grabs it, and switches it to the back camera. He brings the phone up to Tony and makes noise. Tony makes a “ssh.” sound and keeps typing. DUM-E starts making more aggressive noises and Tony reaches his hand out and seemingly pets the bot. DUM-E is louder than the music at this point. Tony finally stops and looks at him. Then looks into the camera. Tony doesn’t break eye contact as he reaches out on the keyboard and hits a few keys, the music stops. 

“You know that thing costs more than you do right?” He asks.

DUM-E makes noise.

“I don’t care if you don’t like it, it does.” He replies.

DUM-E makes quieter noises.

“No.” Tony replied. "That’s not it at all.” He reaches out and seemingly pets the bot again. When he stops, suddenly the phone goes flying through the air.

There’s a big, audible crashing noise and the last thing we hear before the audio cuts out completely is Tony shouting “DUM–!”

The caption says: guess who has two thumbs and had to get a new phone because his idiot robot thought it was going to replace him? This guy. (He’s gotten his hand taken away from him as punishment for the next week.)

This is when the #dadTony starts being used by people. 

After he starts posting more videos with the bots, and picking up Tonys phone from wherever he left it in the lab and recording videos becomes one of their favorite pastimes. The most liked video they have is one that seemingly wasn’t started by one of the bots at all, and had all of them dancing to some sort of exotic music. The caption on this one says: Very cute, FRIDAY, very cute.


…………………..


Of course there’s political stuff sprinkled in throughout too. Tony Stark begins promoting programs like Alcoholics anonymous and charities to help fund and care for disabled people that need financial help. He makes a big deal out of every single event the Maria Stark foundation puts on and actively participates in all events. He attends and goes on walk-a-thons and visits little kids in the hospital. Not because any of it makes him look good, but because it’s something Tony wants to do and participate in. He’ll post photos of him participating at Pride, as a supporter or as a member of the lgbt+ is up for everyone’s interpretation. Tony dodges the question.

He helps speed up the process for cleaning up after big or destructive battles by using the suit to help lift the heavier objects out of the way and scan to see if people are trapped underneath rubble. He gets other avengers to help and other volunteers often take photos of them to put online. 

…………………….

There’s little to no mention of the accords on his profile. No mention of the rogue Avengers, he ignores it when people ask him about it. Ask him about what happened and if they’re all “Avengers” anymore. He doesn’t bother seeing if any of them had social media profiles themselves before they became fugitives. Tony doesn’t want to know. 

He just doesn’t want to know.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I don't know if you're taking prompts not from lists or something but I really love your jerejean and I was wondering if you could write somr protective Jeremy? It could in front of ravens fans or Ichirou or whatever. Just Jeremy stepping up to defend Jean. Thank you! Your fics are the best ❤

Ahh thank you so much!!!! Protective Jeremy is my fave and I hope you enjoy!

All summer long Jean had felt as though he was living in a haze, somewhere not quite a dream but not a nightmare either. Whatever it was, he was convinced that any minute, he would wake up and be back at the Nest and while things would be bad, they would at least make sense. Even after three months, he could not make sense of the USC Trojans.

Training with them was like stepping into an alternate universe, where Exy meant something other than pain, and where teammates picked you up when you fell instead of kicking you and telling you to get up. It was all very strange.

Jean was abruptly thrown into the reality of his situation, however, when he learned that he would have to give his first interview as a Trojan soon. The team sent Jeremy as the messenger, probably because they assumed that if Jean reacted badly, Jeremy would be the least likely to get punched. Jean didn’t have the energy to assure them he didn’t have the willpower to hurt any of them. If they wanted to see him as dangerous, it worked out all the better for him when they left him alone.

Jean looked up and Jeremy was still talking. “I’ll be there the whole time, and if you want to stop the interview at any point, just signal to me and I’ll call it off. We just can’t hide you forever. The season’s starting soon and they want proof that you’re ready.”

“I don’t need a babysitter,” Jean mumbled, trying to sound more angry than petulant. He didn’t think he succeeded.

Jeremy clearly still didn’t know what to make of Jean, because he approached him the way you would an animal you didn’t want to spook. “I know you don’t. I just want you to be comfortable. Whatever you need.”

In the end, Jean consented to Jeremy being there. He had been told asking for help was a sign of recovery, not weakness, but he couldn’t help the pit in his stomach.

He arrived at the interview dressed in a suit for the first time since Riko’s funeral. He didn’t feel right in his own skin and the flash of the cameras made him feel sick to his stomach. He had dealt with the press before, obviously, but he had usually been shoved to the background, less interesting than Riko or Kevin. A shadow.

Now, all eyes were on him. He felt Jeremy’s hand on his arm and looked down, trying to draw strength from the other man nodding at him in encouragement. He took a deep breath and walked up to the podium.

The questions started the way Jean expected them to, asking about his recovery and expressing their joy at his return to the court. ‘How lovely for them,’ Jean thought to himself.

He was almost done when one reporter asked, “Is there anything you want to say to the Ravens’ fans who may feel hurt or betrayed by you leaving the team that essentially made you?”

Jean didn’t know how to respond to that. In truth, he had nothing to say to the fans that stood around and watched, uncaring of how their favorite players were treated as long as they won. Not trusting himself to speak, he turned to Jeremy, only to find he had already hopped up to take the mic.

“Sorry to intrude, but I can’t really stand around and not respond to that borderline insulting question. Jean is a Trojan now, and with all due respect, he made himself. The Ravens were lucky to have him for as long as they did, but he’s part of our team. We wanted him for his performance, not his name, and we’re lucky to be able to work with him as well. If anything, I would say Jean is here in spite of his time with the Ravens.”

Jeremy didn’t respond to any of the follow up questions and Jean headed after him, whirling to face him once they were out of sight of the cameras.

Jeremy was beaming from ear to ear. “Is that what Josten feels like when he tells off the press? What a rush!”

Jean glowered at him. “You are going to get yourself killed.”

Jeremy sighed and looked at him seriously. “I meant what I said. You’re one of us now. Which means no one gets to talk crap about you. Okay?”

“You are crazy.”

Jeremy grinned. “I’ve been told.”

Jean shook his head and tried to keep up with Jeremy. Jean had been been wrong. He couldn’t have made Jeremy Knox up if he tried.

anonymous asked:

hi summer! tbh i've been meaning to ask you something and somehow i always forget to do it, but not today! okay, firstly i hope you have an amazing day/week and you are one of my favorite yoonkook writers, your stories are so fluffy and i'm always rereading them. now, to the question, i don't know if you have answered this and if you have, i'm sorry, but i'm very curious: when was the moment you decided to ship yk? for example, since i got in the fandom, their whole hyyh story made me ship them+

(hi same anon about shipping yk) so i really wanted to see it from your point of view because your characterisation is so pretty, like the way they love and adore each other in your fics is so cute and also the fact that they are not a very popular ship, sadly :(, compared to a lot others.. so yeah, sorry if this was so long omg im sorry but yeah, that’s it. would love to have a proper conversation with you tbh, take care <3

ahh hthank you so much for the rereadings /holds face and blushes

i’d just like to say in advance sorry for such a late reply!! things have been busy recently and i didn’t want to give a half assed answer ; u ; 

i started shipping them…hmm around rookie king, i’d say? it was that one episode where jungkook, our at the time reticent maknae, didn’t say much and so him pouring his lil heart out in the camera was a bit of a shock for everyone. he was talking about how he wanted to grow up fast and do all these things as an adult and i feel like? i feel like he wanted to grow up too fast because he’s the youngest of the group and yet he’s forced to take on the same responsibilities as the hyungs and he’s expected to carry them out well. and while jungkook does do that, sometimes it’s just easier to be a kid, you know? sometimes you want to be a stupid teenager, but he didn’t really have an outlet for that when bts was just starting out, as their concept was edgier and harder and they were all striving to prove something. 

and then yoongi comes over each time he tries talking about trying to be older and doing all these things like getting tattoos and such, just butts in the conversation and situates himself close to jungkook and starts talking to get jungkook’s mind off of that, starts talking about himself - he doesn’t berate jungkook for his wishes that much, doesn’t call kook dumb for having these thoughts, just sort of is there. and i thought?? that kind of subtle caring is amazing, how yoongi knows not to bring this up bc jungkook rarely talks in the camera as is, and as silly these dreams might seem to yoongi they’re something important to jungkook, so he doesn’t belittle them. i sort of gleaned that yoongi is the type to be considerate of others from that, and from then on, i sort of noticed that yoongi is the type to take care of the maknae in his own subtle ways. he doesn’t do skinship with jungkook all that much and he doesn’t play into fanservice with kook much either, but rather keeps his interactions genuine and real, cares for him in that soft subtle way of his that tells me that yoongi has a soft spot for him that he can’t scratch away. 

similarly, jungkook listens to yoongi and sees him as a role model and a person who protects him and takes care of him. i think that’s important, for jungkook to have someone to talk to that partakes in what he likes and also stays quiet and listens to what he has to say, because he rarely says what’s on his mind. he’s one of the quieter members of bts in all honesty, and while the other quiet members often tell us what’s on their mind when they do talk (nams and yoongi) jungkook doesn’t really do that. yoongi, in shows and in interviews, usually lets jungkook have his piece and waits for him to talk. (other members do this too, but i’ve noticed yoongi doing this from the start.) there are a lot of really quiet, comforting movements between them, a sort of understanding; when yoongi looks at jungkook it’s sort of like he’s saying, i know. and when jungkook looks at yoongi he’s also replying in same. they hang off each other’s words, because they both know the importance of them, whether they be small unimportant memes or songs (yoongi with his endless nights in producing, jungkook asking namjoon to help create his song begin while knowing he won’t be listed as a writer tells me they both care about what they’re saying than about fame) they both have a sort of subtle warmth to them that draws them to each other for support and care. 

and that’s one of the reasons i ship them. among many!