Some DJ's just don't have integrity ....

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NickyB

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I worked my 50th HS reunion last night and it was AWESOME. While setting up, a couple DJs from the next ballroom asked if I had a spare multi-tap power cable they could borrow. Since I was still in and out of my truck at the time, I offered them the use of one of my 50 ft., 8 outlet cables that I built from really nice heavy duty SJ 10/3 cable. I specifically told them in front of the Maitre d', make sure they return it. Well as you might have guessed, end of the night, my gig is the last to finish and NO power cable!

This is what I get for trying to educate and help 'local yokel' DJs who oviously haven't got a clue, have no scruples and left their integrity in the toilet. Lesson learned ...... henceforth, if another unknown DJ asks for my help because he's missing something I know I have as a spare in my truck, I'll just explain to them what happened last time and politely say "Sorry, but I can't help you."

After getting my truck loaded, the maitre d' told me he'd provide a phone number for these two guys .... What would you do and how would you handle it?
 

Djleighton

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Not sure I would be soo nice, they packed it away at that point you would think a brain cell would tell them, hey this is from the nice guy next door and bring it back to you.... I have loaned things to bands and other Dj's before and always have gotten it back, but this would give you a bad taste. To bad :/
 

classactparty

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Make the phone call, and let the Maitre d know how or when they responded. It sounds like he would want that information as well.
 

jimeppes

New Member
Better Yet... Tell us who they are and we will unleash THE HOUNDS OF HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. ;)

Or just write some pithy smart alec remarks about them.

lil aahhhhhhhhhwwwwoooooooooooo jimmy

p.s. alright already.. jeez louise I will return your stupid orange power cord
 

DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
Nicky,

if these DBs give you any crap whatsoever, give me a shout. By the time I finish chatting with the lads, I'll have them sending you Roses (and your power cable) to compensate for their "oversight". I have absolutely ZERO tolerance for people who abuse nice guys. Check your PM for my cell. -Z-
 
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Steve Lynch

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Aw Jeez Stevie, It's just a Power Cord, I don't think you need to call our friends from Federal Hill just yet...

Maybe we just take them for a ride up towards Yonkers to "View some foliage".

That usually suffices.

:)
 

-bp-

For Position Only
Call 'em. Give 'em a week. If they don't return it, a 5 gallon can of gas, a bag of playground sand and a candle will give you both satisfaction and time to construct an alibis. That's how we say "No problem." in Youngstown. :)
 

Sam Whitman

New Member
Give them a call be as nice as possible "Hey I think you guys forgot to return my cable, probably just got thrown in with your stuff on accident, think I could get it back? Thanks" That usually works but if they are *******s about it, well then, you know...the gas thing...haha
 

Mark Evans

Mobile Beat Moderator
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I was gonna say call Vito but I think Steve would handle it better. Call and see what they say.
 

bill_smith

MobileBeat Moderator
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Well, you probably can't get it back.

But,,,next time, you can RENT, and get them to sign a rental :evil:contract

I worked my 50th HS reunion last night and it was AWESOME. While setting up, a couple DJs from the next ballroom asked if I had a spare multi-tap power cable they could borrow. Since I was still in and out of my truck at the time, I offered them the use of one of my 50 ft., 8 outlet cables that I built from really nice heavy duty SJ 10/3 cable. I specifically told them in front of the Maitre d', make sure they return it. Well as you might have guessed, end of the night, my gig is the last to finish and NO power cable!

This is what I get for trying to educate and help 'local yokel' DJs who oviously haven't got a clue, have no scruples and left their integrity in the toilet. Lesson learned ...... henceforth, if another unknown DJ asks for my help because he's missing something I know I have as a spare in my truck, I'll just explain to them what happened last time and politely say "Sorry, but I can't help you."

After getting my truck loaded, the maitre d' told me he'd provide a phone number for these two guys .... What would you do and how would you handle it?
 

DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
Aw Jeez Stevie, It's just a Power Cord, I don't think you need to call our friends from Federal Hill just yet...
Maybe we just take them for a ride up towards Yonkers to "View some foliage".
That usually suffices.:)
Stephen, I believe you mistake me and my intentions :rolleyes:. All I said is I would have a little chat with the lads ;-) .


Vito from the Bronx with the baseball bat.
Johnny, I like the way you think...but with today's forensics, DNA, not to mention all the dry cleaning involved...there are better ways to go, albeit none more fun ;). -Z-
 
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Ken Heath

Super Moderator...da-ta-daaa!!!
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SteveZ and Rev. Lou Mascitello can go educate them on the finer points social etiquette!

<cue Godfather Theme>
 

NickyB

Gear and Equipment Moderator
Well, I took the high road and contacted the venue. One of the sales people was kind enough to look up the DJ's phone number, then I MADE THE CALL. On the other end I hear "Hello". So I ask is this Carter ______? Answer: "Who wants to know?" I identified myself and he answer yes, that's me." I reminded him that he had not returned my power cable and he says, yeah I have it here. So I told him to please deliver it to the Maitre d' at the venue no later than Wednesday and I'll pick it up. He agreed so we'll see!

I have my suspicions about his intensions but I'll grant him the benefit of the doubt. I think maybe he thought I couldn't possibly track him down but the facility provided an address to go along with the name and phone number ... All I can do now is wait.
 
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