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10 Bar Staff and Regulars Tell Times Men had to Get Away from Dangerous Dates

In recent years there's been a campaign to make bars less predatory by employing code language like asking for an "angel shot." The idea is that it's a discrete way to get the bar staff to get a patron out of a potentially dangerous situation. The idea is generally thought of as a tool for creeped-out women to get away from men, but occasionally the reverse will happen.

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    Text - dinklberg1990 27.8k points 7 hours ago edited 2 hours ago2 S I have been in a scenario like this. I was a busboy at a local pizza/bar. So I just started my shift and I'm clearing a table and everything and I notice a table where a female is being extremely loud and abrasive. I walk back to the dish room and the guy knocks his drink over so I go to get it he hands me a napkin and pretends to help me. So I go back into the kitchen and it just says call 911. So I tell my manager and he does
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    Text - 3 S MrOddbodd 26.9k points 6 hours ago . edited 3 hours ago Yep, I work in a nightclub in a small town in England in Lincolnshire and I once had a guy who seemed to only recently turn 18 ask if Angela was working. I brought him into the glass wash room and turns out there were a bunch of lasses encouraging this one lass into seducing him, grinding up on him, trying to kiss him and groping him. This apparently continued even after the man had walked away into other parts of the nightclub a
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    Text - gingeadventures 37.7k points9 hours ago edited Yes. I have had this happen in a venue I managed in Melbourne. The lady in question became very forward, slightly abusive and threatening. The gentleman was obviously concerned for himself and did not like the way the date had progressed, we booked him a taxi and walked him out a back exit whilst he was going to he toilet. I spoke to the lady and covered his half of the bill. She became hysterical, paid and then left. There was a huge power i
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    Text - Oboe_ 19.6k points 9 hours ago I had a woman at a bar on business one night... She came up to me after about 20 minutes after I sat down alone. I was having a rough day, she apparently was having a great one. Sitting there drinking my beer, she kept talking to me, grabbing me, and kept asking for us to leave because she would "fuck my brains out" Mind you, this woman was an obvious regular/bar fly and had been overserved. At one point, I got up and pretended my Asian buddy across the way
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    Text - Lionking57 15.9k points 8 hours ago I used to work in a bar in Orlando and one Friday night were pretty heavy and have a guy (regular) and a lady on a date at the bar and it looks pretty well until he asks for 2 stomach shots A.K.A. "Please help me, I really really don't want to be here with them" and he excuses himself as our manager calls him a taxicab and explain to the lady and she gets mad and tries to leave saying that a man should pay for the bill no matter what
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    Text - 7 hours ago edited 2 hours ago fragment059 15.1k points DISCLAIMER: 'Where is Angela?' is a scheme to get people out of dodgy dates in the UK This happened to me. A man came up to the bar and said: "Hi there, do you know where Angela is?". I wasn't sure I heard him right, so I replied: "Sorry, what was that?". He then repeated "Do you know where Angela is?" whilst giving me a funny look with his eyes We had just had a new starter at the company called Angela who was working in the kitchen
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    Text - ForlornKaiser 11.0k points 7 hours ago edited 4 hours ago I haven't done it personally, but a friend had it happen to him who is a bartender. He was finishing up his shift when a man walks up to him, asking for a safeword drink (I forget what he said it was called, might have been the Angela drink?) and said he wanted it on the rocks Friend just said "Yeah, sure," and helped him to the taxi. Just as the man got in the taxi, the woman he had been there with came running out towards the tax
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    Text - little_bookwolf96 9.6k points 7 hours ago Only had one incident of a man using Ask For Angela (UK safeword scheme). Gay kid on a bad date. His date had been extremely overbearing and even having to witness it from the bar was extremely uncomfortable. We smuggled him into the kitchen and out the side door while his date went to the bathroom and called him a taxi. Date came back from the bathroom, asked where the kid was, I just went "dunno". Date started getting aggro with me, so superviso
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    Text - StargateRush 6.1k points 8 hours ago edited 5 hours ago If a security guy counts as bar staf.... Was in a night club, working instead of a friend who had an exams next day. I took his two shifts since i had whole week free. There was a date where the guy was definietly afraid of a girl. Asked for permission to "engage" and decided to calm two down I took the man to our security booth where you have camera control, who was literally shaking out of fear. I had him calm down, paid for cold s
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    Text - Wrest216 1.0k points 5 hours ago edited 28 minutes ago So im a line cook, not bar staff, but at my last job, we had cameras in the bar area (cash register) and i was talking to our night bar gal. She said a guy had asked for a taxi because he felt dizzy and disoriented, and didn't feel safe, his GF was chiding him , BUT it turns out it wasn't HER that spiked the drink! The cameras caught the guy NEXT to this couple, putting something in his drink, for HIS GF, and he screwed up which one,
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    Text - Jeff-Van-Gundy 5.2k points 7 hours ago I used to bartend and do front desk at a hotel. One of my regulars was in for the week, real nice guy, very friendly and happily married. We also had a cuckoo bird lady staying with us that week. She was decent looking but def had crazy eyes. They were both at the bar and they were talking for a while. Him being a nice guy, he didn't want to outright blow her off I guess. He stops at the front desk to say what's up and we talk for a bit while the gir
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