2A - Thursday, January 4, 2007
The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes
Before You Were Here Campus Characters Explained
Tales from the convenience store
In-N-Out clerks recount late-night shifts
While working the night shift at In-N-Out
Pizza, the convenience store and popular liquor
depot among students, at 615 E. University Ave.,
store employee Kash Akhtar once sold eight cans
of beer to a 21-year-old customer who planned to
sneak the beer into a bar or restaurant.
The customer also bought a roll of duct tape.
Akhtar said the customer then asked him to
help tape the beers one by one to the front of the
customer's chest. He helped the customer wrap
the duct tape around his body.
When they were finished Akhtar said that it
appeared that the customer had a bomb strapped
to the front of his chest.
"I told him he looked like a suicide bomber,"
Akhtar said he was not sure if the man was
successful in his attempt to cut his bar tab.
Akhtar works Monday through Friday from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as one night shift each
week. Akhtar, 31, said beer is the store's biggest
seller, but because he works the day shift he sells
mostly diet soda, energy drinks and power bars.
He said that he enjoys working at In-N-Out
because it is always entertaining.
Duane Najarian, the store's manager, said
that he has also seen many crazy things happen
while people are waiting in line for pizza late at
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Najarian said the store is best known for its $1
slices of cheese pizza.
Every weekend, he said there is a line for
pizza out the door for at least two hours, usu-
ally between 1 and 3 a.m., and that beer is also a
Najarian works an average of 60 hours a week,
with double shifts during the day and night.
Once a week, only on weekends, Najarian's
16-year-old son comes in to help his father in the
Najarian said his son only helps with cleaning
or when there are long lines.
He said that the wildest thing he ever wit-
nessed was when a drunken male customer,
waiting in line inside the store, spotted an
advertisement for beer featuring a female cutout
According to Najarian, the customer grabbed
the cutout and lay down on the floor on top of it.
Najarian said that the customer made out with
the cutout for some time before standing up and
saying, "She's happy now."
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engulfed in fire
WHERE: Student Activities
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A toilet seat cover
dispenser was set on fire in
the men's restroom, setting
off smoke detectors, the
Department of Public Safe-
ty reported. Police have no
WHERE: Cliff Keen Arena,
616 Hoover St.
WHEN: Sometime between
3 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 3 p.m.
on Dec. 30.
WHAT: The building's fa-
cilities manager called'police
after yellow and purple paint
was found splashed on the
building's granite wall and
the brick pavement near the
north doors, DPS reported.
Police have no suspects.
WHERE: Pierpont Com-
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A male with no
known affiliation to the
University was arrested for
possession of marijuana. He
has not been charged.
Panel to kick off
WHAT: A conference on
architecture's role in using
WHO: College of Architec-
ture and Urban Planning
WHEN: Today from 5 to 7
WHERE: Rackham Audi-
in sonnet form
WHAT: A lecture on pro-
nouns delivered in sonnets
with accompanying dance
performance and a video
WHO: The Institute for the
Humanities and Rackham
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: Video Perfor-
mance Studio, Duderstadt
Center on North Campus
Exhibit on sex
WHAT: "Jake in Transi-
tion from Female to Male,"
a black-and-white photo
exhibit by Clarissa Sligh
WHO: Institute for Research
on Women and Gender
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to 5 p.m.
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While he was an under-
graduate at the University,
former President Gerald
Ford earned money for tuition
and room and board by regular-
ly donating blood and washing
dishes at his fraternity house,
Delta Kappa Epsilon.
The National Guard is
using helicopters to drop
hay bales to cattle strand-
ed by snow storms in Colorado,
The Associated Press reported.
A similar blizzard in 1997 killed
30,000 cattle in the state.
3After receiving incorrect
change, an angry woman
set a Florida Walgreens on
fire with her lit cigarette, WFTV
in Orange County reported. The
women went up and down the
store's aisles settingmerchandise
on fire before fleeing, employees
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