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Vendor recorded selling beer in the washroom at Redskins games
National Post [Canada] ^ | October 23, 2009 | Erin Valois

Posted on 10/28/2009 5:06:42 AM PDT by canuck_conservative

The Washington City Paper reports that the team's vendors were selling beer to patrons while they made use of the facilities last Sunday during their game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The report says a poster named Gracelander first complained about the washroom sales more than a year ago on the Redskins' official message board ExtremeSkins.com.

"[W]hat made me mad was when I went to the bathroom at the start of the 3rd quarter and this guy was in the BATHROOM selling beers to guys who waited for the urinals. I found this just wrong on so many accounts."

While Gracelander later noted on the message board that stadium management apologized for the behavior of the vendors, the user returned last Sunday and recorded video evidence of the overzealous sales tactics.

A spokesperson for the Redskins was unable to confirm if the vendor had been fired but the official told ABC's Washington affiliate that "appropriate action was taken."

The Redskins next play Monday night at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

In theory, setting up shop in the washroom is a good way to kill two birds with one stone.

Who wouldn't want to buy a can while hitting the can? The particular vendor in the video was probably raking in the cash compared to his colleagues, who were not as creative (or, you know, have standards).

It also brings up a lot of questions — as a vendor, would you try to get customers on the way in or the way out?

Good customer service would dictate selling on the way out, when someone is ready to fill up again. But then, selling on the way in means not having to wonder if your patron took the time to, uh, wash up before doing business with you.

(Excerpt) Read more at network.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beer; marketing; redskins; washington
First the sign controversy, now this.
1 posted on 10/28/2009 5:06:46 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

I don’t see the issue. If you are that easily offended the what are you doing at an NFL game to begin with?


2 posted on 10/28/2009 5:09:11 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: canuck_conservative
Yeah .. like ... where was the supply of yellow liquid coming from .... !??
3 posted on 10/28/2009 5:09:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: canuck_conservative
talk about short term usage..
4 posted on 10/28/2009 5:09:34 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: canuck_conservative

Sorry, don’t see any problem with this, unless the vendor is blocking my route to the urinal.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 5:12:10 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: canuck_conservative
I don't know...I think the seller figured out he had a large number of people...who were already away from the game...had empty(or soon to be empty) bladders...and he didn't have to walk the stairs to sell his goods to them.

Why is he being punished for reading the market and accurately determining whereto sell his product?

Punish the successful?

6 posted on 10/28/2009 5:12:35 AM PDT by Explodo (Pessimism is simply pattern recognition)
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To: canuck_conservative

As Archie Bunker said.... you can’t buy beer, you only rent it.


7 posted on 10/28/2009 5:13:27 AM PDT by Southern Partisan (One issue voter...and it ain't abortion.)
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To: knarf

Actually it’s pretty smart as the vendor has an assembly of his target domographic.


8 posted on 10/28/2009 5:13:47 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: canuck_conservative

Best place to see the Redskins play.


9 posted on 10/28/2009 5:14:18 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: canuck_conservative

Archie Bunker said it best

“...You cant buy beer...you can only rent it...”


10 posted on 10/28/2009 5:14:44 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: canuck_conservative

Was he recycling?


11 posted on 10/28/2009 5:15:05 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: canuck_conservative

It could be worse, there was a couple (ahem) getting to know one another in the restroom at the opener of the Cowboys new stadium.


12 posted on 10/28/2009 5:15:40 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: canuck_conservative

Sounds like the very model of efficiency to me. After all, you only rent that beer.


13 posted on 10/28/2009 5:16:23 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Eagle Eye

Capitalism at work.

What’s the problem?

The vendor has a captive audience. He’s a smart guy. He’s making more money with less effort that the schlubs carrying their heavy load up and down the stairs. Give credit where credit is due.


14 posted on 10/28/2009 5:16:34 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: wolfcreek

OK. Alright, you win. You nailed it. You hit it out of the park! LOL!


15 posted on 10/28/2009 5:17:43 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: canuck_conservative
Vendor recorded selling beer in the washroom at Redskins games

So, I guess that beer really did taste like piss?

16 posted on 10/28/2009 5:18:11 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: traderrob6
Actually it’s pretty smart as the vendor has an assembly of his target demographic.

Not to mention a captive audience.

17 posted on 10/28/2009 5:19:16 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: canuck_conservative

My experience is that after the first 6 pack, there’s a short cycle time. So, this is good marketing.


18 posted on 10/28/2009 5:19:32 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: mark3681
Didn't the fag hag say "Barack is not going to let you be lazy" ... or something like that?

Efficiency is a hallmark of successful capitalism, and the ones that never figured it out, or wish they had thought of that will always turn on the successful.

19 posted on 10/28/2009 5:21:40 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: canuck_conservative
Hopefully the beer wasn't sitting on ice in the urinal.
20 posted on 10/28/2009 5:23:31 AM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: mark3681
Give credit where credit is due

That's what I thought. Oh well. Anti-capitalistic putz.

21 posted on 10/28/2009 5:25:12 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: knarf

As Archie once observed, “Ya know, Edith, ya can never buy beer, you just rent it.”


22 posted on 10/28/2009 5:33:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: Eagle Eye

If you are that easily offended the what are you doing at an NFL game to begin with?
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That’s my thought also. You’re a guy. At a football game.

I know a few of those germophobe folks, this weenie sounds like one of them. No way he was sitting in the nosebleeds, he was club level.


23 posted on 10/28/2009 5:41:11 AM PDT by dmz
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To: canuck_conservative

Sheesh. This country has become totally populated with busybodies. Busybodies on the Left tell us we have to pay more taxes to support people who don’t want to buy their own healthcare. Busybodies on the Right get all incensed about the stupidest little things that are none of their business.

What freaking difference does it make if someone sells beer in a the bathroom? If you don’t want a beer then don’t buy one.

Why can’t people just leave others alone. Why can’t people just live their own lives and stop worrying about what other people do if it has no effect on them?


24 posted on 10/28/2009 6:02:08 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: canuck_conservative
eew

It's bad enuf to see guys not wash their hands after using the restroom (I refuse to touch the door handle on the way out, except with the towel I used to dry my hands) and certainly disgusting to see a guy set his drink/beer on the urinal while he relieves himself...

...but handling money, beverages and **** in the same room...

AACK...that creeps me out.

signed,
an OCD sheep

25 posted on 10/28/2009 6:18:56 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: canuck_conservative
Except for the sanitary issue, I think it is great. Put some TV Feeds in there and you will never miss a minute of the game.
26 posted on 10/28/2009 6:27:43 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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