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Topic: Frisked by a drunk
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Apr 6, 2008 11:44AM)
Has this ever happened to you:

I was trying to leave the party and a 60 something, drunk, lady had her hands in my jacket pockets and was starting to frisk me. If not for the host physically taking her fingers away from my belt, I wouldn't have gotten away.
Message: Posted by: ScottJ (Apr 12, 2008 09:33AM)
I've had this happen a few times. Except they weren't drunk. Some people assume that since you're the magician your pockets are fair game. I don't get the logic.
Message: Posted by: daviaac (Apr 12, 2008 02:49PM)
Thanks for the headup guys I havent had this happen so far but will be carrying a nice mouse trap in my pockets from now on. these people have no respect for your pockets they need to be tought (hard way)

luke
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Apr 12, 2008 06:07PM)
60+ year old ladies often seem prone to such behavior, but yes, more than once I have had people presume they could examine my pockets and person at their pleasure when performing. Something about being a magician seems to give others a license to ignore normal social graces.
Message: Posted by: daviaac (Apr 12, 2008 06:53PM)
It would be interesting to find out if there any tricks of the trade for these kind of situations any body know of anything

luke
Message: Posted by: daviaac (Apr 12, 2008 06:54PM)
It would be interesting to find out if there any tricks of the trade for these kind of situations any body know of anything

luke
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 13, 2008 09:27AM)
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On 2008-04-06 12:44, jay leslie wrote:
Has this ever happened to you:

I was trying to leave the party and a 60 something, drunk, lady had her hands in my jacket pockets and was starting to frisk me. If not for the host physically taking her fingers away from my belt, I wouldn't have gotten away.
[/quote]

Can't say I have had a woman actually stick their hands in my pockets, but I would remain open to the idea...

(I'm so lonely!)
Message: Posted by: doulos (May 17, 2008 06:02PM)
[quote]
On 2008-04-12 19:54, daviaac wrote:
It would be interesting to find out if there any tricks of the trade for these kind of situations any body know of anything

luke
[/quote]

Luke,

Yea.. ususally about $1.25 at Wal-mart.... it is called a mousetrap ;)

-Shoop
Message: Posted by: erlandish (May 17, 2008 06:42PM)
[quote]
On 2008-04-06 12:44, jay leslie wrote:
Has this ever happened to you:

I was trying to leave the party and a 60 something, drunk, lady had her hands in my jacket pockets and was starting to frisk me. If not for the host physically taking her fingers away from my belt, I wouldn't have gotten away.
[/quote]

Don't complain. Some of us have to pay for the privilege, you know.
Message: Posted by: michaelmagicart (Jun 7, 2008 11:20AM)
"I had one situation while doing a private party in Manalapan, Fl. It was the Grandfathers 83rd birthday. I was forewarned by the butler to watch out for his wife as she was a lush. All aside I started the performance, when suddenly the wife began repeating "what's this S**T". Seeing how embarrassed the family was I stopped, reached into my briefcase, pulled out a deck of cards, and ditched the Ace of Spades into the case. Approaching the "lady" I asked her to help me with a trick. She looked a little "dumbfounded" as I handed her the deck and asked her to find the "big black Ace of Spades" for me. She took the deck and for the next 45 minutes and sat on the couch looking through the cards and never saying another word. The show went off without a hitch. As I was getting ready to leave the Grandfather came over, shook my hand, leaving a $100.00 tip in my palm, and said "I have never seen anyone handle her like that before. You saved me from a very embarrasing situation in front of my Grandchildren tonight" I can't guarantee this will work with all drunks, but it is something to store in the old memory bank.
Message: Posted by: MagicAndy (Jun 12, 2008 05:36AM)
Michael, what a great idea and one I've actually used myself, although I usually do a convincer to make them believe it's really in there, show it, shuffle, one handed top palm before handing it over, kinda thing. works wonders :)
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jun 18, 2008 05:13PM)
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On 2008-04-12 19:53, daviaac wrote:
It would be interesting to find out if there any tricks of the trade for these kind of situations any body know of anything

luke
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shocking lighter in the pocket?
Message: Posted by: WayneCapps (Jun 24, 2008 11:59AM)
I actually had an older lady try to pull my shirt off at a bar. It was a simple scotch and soda routine and she wanted to know where the other coin was. The next thing I knew, my shirt was over my head. She kept saying, "it has to be in your pocket". Then I informed her that I didn't have any pockets in my shirt. We laughed all night over that one!