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I don't think posting the photo was tasteless. Nor the story. Like the staff said, it tells us what's going on on the streets. Is it controversial material? Yea, probably. Is it wrong to post it? I don't believe it is. Not surprisingly, it offends some people, and probably turns them off, or even sickens them. I won't go so far as to say Victorians are weak, or soft... because we all have our limits. Everyone has their limits and boundaries.
I truly believe the staff discussed the issue at length beforehand, and made a sound, conscious decision. They must have known the hullabaloo it would stir up, but decided to go with it for the sake of bringing a concern to light. I don't know Mr. Cobler personally, but he seems he like a decent, sensible fellow. I can't see him doing or saying anything distasteful merely for the sale of papers.
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Jeff, that's probably the best thing, doing it online. I wonder if this letter will affect their future service.
I read this letter in the newspaper so I came here to comment about that certain lady who has been there for years, but a few people have seemingly beat me to the punch. I'm sure we're talking about the same person, but she was surprisingly pleasant to me one time about 20 yrs ago. I was about the 5th person in a line of about 10. I was in my early 20s, and I was wearing a Hank Williams, Jr concert teeshirt. As she was working, she looked up, glanced at me, and asked with a smile, "Have you been to his concert?". I was initially clueless at what she meant until she nodded towards my shirt. I shyly answered, "yes ma'am". I have no idea why she singled me out to be nice to, but I appreciated it coz I had witnessed her being not-so-polite to others in the past.
Granted, it can be difficult dealing wtih customers who are rude and inconsiderate, but it seems this lady's MO has been witnessed by many.
I did not see it but it seems like a great show. I was very shy while in school in the 70s, and I now regret that I was not able to break out of it enough to take part in events like these.
Fortunately, I was able to muster up the courage about 10 years ago and audition for Theater Victoria's production of Driving Miss Daisy. I got the part of Miss Daisy's son, and I had an absolute blast during the whole run of rehearsals and shows. It encouraged me to audition for Inherit the Wind, and I snagged the Mayor's role.
I was privileged to work alongside some good people in both shows, and I cherish the memories.
Donna, that's a nice note.Such things can certainly be traumatic whether one is physically hurt or not. Best wishes to you and the kiddo.
Frustration can make a person do such things.I can't recall doing anything so drastic, but I've had my fair share of dealing with difficult people. Specifically, when I call for tech support or customer service (for companies like Dell, Sprint, Hughesnet, etc)and I get someone in the Philippines, or Costa Rica, or India. Those people are SO difficult to deal with. I've changed the way I deal with them, and have also started notifying the FCC and the BBB in such cases. So now I'm having much better luck.
The term "we" here obviously means the USA.It doesn't mean one person or one group. It was a tremendous amount of effort by a combination of groups of people for years. The Seals performed an extremely dangerous task, but I'm pretty sure that such an endeavor wouldn't be successful with any weak links in the chain - and I would think any of those Seals would tell you the same thing.It's called Teamwork.
historymajor,I see nothing wrong with Joseph's comment.Yours, on the other hand... I'll save time and space and just say "sheesh!".:-)
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Right on!Sometimes the seemingly meaningless things can bring us amusement, hope, or inspiration. Some people tend to pick and complain so easily about these very same meaningless objects or events. I think it mainly depends on a one's personality and environment.
Bobby, I can't even begin to imagine the despair one feels when losing so much in one fell swoop. I'm sorry that happened, and I hope you and your family have been able to somewhat recover since then.
I haven't done any research on The Red Cross, or the Salvation Army, or the United Way, or FEMA, etc, but I'm sure it's extremely disappointing when offered nothing more than a cleaning kit. I'd lke to think that it's well-intended, but it can also mean very little to a family who was just recently devastated to such a degree.